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#3366 of 3509 Another pricing question - 1999 Forester
Aug 20, 2012 (1:14 pm)
I have a 1999 Forester (believe it is a L but could be an S) that has 196,000, of which 75% are hwy miles as I travel to dog shows, that is in rough mechanical shape that I am looking to sell. It is overheating and leaking coolant so I suspect that it is the head gasket issue. Replaced one several years ago and do not want to put the money in to fixing this one as this is just a secondary vehicle that I do not need. Body has a paint chip here and there and the windshield is cracked.
Obviously this is a major fixer upper but I do not even know what is realistic price for a fixer upper. 500? 750? 1000? I live in MT where Subarus are revered. A close friend just sold within 4 hours of posting on craigslist a 1997 outback with 220,000, that was leaking oil and did not run for 1000. Granted, it was leather seats, moonroof, etc where mine is more of the base model. Was thinking of posting my forester for 1000.00 OBO but wanted some experienced feedback as to what is a realistic sale price. Thanks for any and all advice
#3367 of 3509 Re: Another pricing question - 1999 Forester [ingridr]
Aug 20, 2012 (1:28 pm)
$196K.... That car in Fairbanks (Alaska) would likely sell for $3500-4000 sans head gasket issues (assuming no other major problems), so let's say $500 less than that in your area. Estimate $1500 for the HG replacement at a shop, and I'd say you're at about $1500 as an asking price. I'd probably be willing to take as low as $1,200 for it.
If the struts are gone or it has other suspension or CV joint issues, go down from there, but if it runs, is warm, and the AWD works, you shouldn't take less than a grand.
#3368 of 3509 re:1999 Forester
Aug 20, 2012 (8:48 pm)
Thanks xwesx! It runs but gets in the "red zone" of overheating within a few miles so it runs with that caveat. Also, it could probably use some new struts. With that said, the AWD, cruise, etc all work and it has 12 years of regular oil changes so perhaps I should list it at around 1200.00 and see where it gets me
#3369 of 3509 2012 Subar Forester X/manual+alloy value package
Sep 04, 2012 (12:18 pm)
Hello, I just bought my first Subaru last Saturday. It's Forester 2.5X with 5 speed manual and alloy wheel value package including trunk rubber mat and roof rack for $19840, the MSRP is a little less than $22,000. Do you think it's a reasonable offer from the dealer? Thanks
#3370 of 3509 Re: 2012 Subar Forester X/manual+alloy value package [sourdate]
Sep 04, 2012 (3:41 pm)
I'm roughly estimating that you're about $800 under invoice, which is a pretty good price. You're looking at a '12, so you have to consider what you could get a '13 for as a comparison and decide if the difference between the two is worth the model year difference to you.
Five-speed manual.... that's the ticket!
#3371 of 3509 Re: 2012 Subar Forester X/manual+alloy value package [sourdate]
Sep 05, 2012 (7:49 am)
Under $20k, wow, didn't think you could still get them for that. With alloys, even.
Congrats, did you have a mask and a gun to rob them like that?
#3372 of 3509 Price Quote on Preimum All Weather
Sep 10, 2012 (9:07 am)
I got a quote on 2012 premium with all weather package
price is $23,500 excluding taxes, title and registration, and state inspection
Is this a good deal?
#3373 of 3509 Re: Price Quote on Preimum All Weather [rkenton]
Sep 10, 2012 (1:10 pm)
We'd have to know the exact MSRP of the car in question in order to know for sure!
#3374 of 3509 Re: Price Quote on Preimum All Weather [xwesx]
Sep 10, 2012 (1:18 pm)
MSRP is $26,160
#3375 of 3509 Re: Price Quote on Preimum All Weather [rkenton]
Sep 10, 2012 (1:31 pm)
You're well under invoice on it, so in that respect it's a good deal. Now, you have to factor in how much less you can get the '12 vs. the '13 model to determine whether it is worthwhile, since you're at the end of the '12 MY. I don't think there were many changes to '13, so, aside from the perception of value in the event you were to sell it, it is a minor issue.