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#17512 of 18028 2004 Forester with 79K miles
Mar 21, 2006 (6:10 pm)
Hi all, I am considering purchasing a 2004 Forester 2.5X that has 79000+ miles on it. It would be from a Subaru dealer who sold the car originally and has performed all service on the car. I am a lifelong Toyota guy who has no firsthand experience with Subaru reliability or quirks, so I'm trying to get an idea of maybe some warning signs I should look for? Basically this will be my daily driver (~40 miles a day commuting), and in 3.5-4 years will probably go to my daughter when she reaches driving age. Any comments? The miles are supposedly "highway" miles and the dealer has offered to put me in contact with the original owner (he traded it in on a new Subaru from the same dealer). I appreciate any insight from current and previous Subaru owners!
#17513 of 18028 Re: 2004 Forester with 79K miles [goncst8]
Mar 22, 2006 (5:25 am)
It's exceptional that the dealer is willing to let you discuss anything with the original owner, and very nice of that person to allow it.
#17514 of 18028 Re: 2004 Forester with 79K miles [goncst8]
Mar 22, 2006 (4:53 pm)
Plus... about the only way you're going to get over 79k miles on a 2004 is by racking up a lot of hwy miles. Yes talk to the previous owner but I'd still pay for an independent mechanic to give it the once over (an honest dealer shouldn't mind a 2nd opinion). There haven't been any reported problems with the 2004s (nary a recall) so you should be able to look forward to many more trouble free miles.
#17517 of 18028 04 xs oil analyzed
Mar 23, 2006 (9:28 pm)
I would like to get my oil analyzed on my next oil change. How would I go about it. Thank you in advance
#17519 of 18028 Is a Subaru really worth it?
Mar 24, 2006 (7:29 pm)
Hi all! I've been seriously considering a new Forester but I just don't know about Subarus. I've been driving VW's for 12 years but am frustrated with VW. The closest dealer is about 45 minutes from my house. The Subaru dealer is less than 5 minutes from my house. Are they really as good as everyone says they are? In order to get my VW serviced, I have to take a day off, when I can get one. A Subaru would be much easier to get serviced. Any advice?
#17520 of 18028 Re: Is a Subaru really worth it? [erikwi]
Mar 24, 2006 (8:55 pm)
Read back in the forms and you will get some good feedback and some not so from a few. I can tell you I have owned many of Hondas and I still miss my 2000 Accord but for a all year round spunky nice car/suv you cant go wrong. Before I purchased my 2004 Forester I would see people at the gas station or store and i would go up to them and ask them on what they thought and not once did get a.. bad report....Good Luck .. Matt
#17521 of 18028 Re: Is a Subaru really worth it? [erikwi]
Mar 25, 2006 (5:03 am)
I've been driving VW's for 12 years
The key here is the plural, VW's, had you driven a Subaru it might have been the only one.