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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#1571 of 3392 Re: 2003 Subaru Outback Purchase [ecycled]
Jan 04, 2008 (7:49 am)
By 03 the head gasket issue was resolved, for the most part, but check these items anyway:
* inspect both head gaskets for oil stains
* inspect both valve cover gaskets
* inspect the front and rear main seals
Drive it, and listen for any drivetrain noises, turn off the radio and open the windows. Listen for noises from the differentials or the wheel bearings, common problem areas in past Subies.
If it's smooth, and the engine block is free of any signs of oil leaks, I'd buy it.
#1572 of 3392 Re: 2003 Subaru Outback Purchase [ateixeira]
Jan 04, 2008 (12:17 pm)
Listen for piston slap as well. Apparently it is not a longevity issue (though I have my doubts about that), but it sure is noisy and embarrassing. If it is present, you will not be able to miss it on start up, especially if the engine is cold.
#1573 of 3392 Re: 2008 Outback XT Limited [dules]
Jan 04, 2008 (1:17 pm)
I live in MA and work in NH. I will pay the MA sales tax at the RMV when I register the vehicle.
Jan 14, 2008 (12:09 pm)
I have been lurking a while here and had a quick question on pricing on an 08XT. I am interested in one with a manual transmission and have found one that is considered "pre-owned" on a dealer lot, even though an 08, and I am trying to get an idea on how close they are with pricing. On the website is lists 12 miles and for options it looks like it has the following:
6 Disc CD Changer
AM/FM Stereo Radio
Anti-Lock Braking System
Center Arm Rest
Center Storage Console
Child Seat System
Compact Disc Player
Driver Side Air Bag
Driver Side Remote Mirror
Dual Climate Control
Fold Down Rear Seat
Front Bucket Seats
Heated Outside Mirror (s)
Maintenance Free Battery
Panic Alarm Feature
Passenger Side Air Bag
Power Door Locks
Power Driver's Seat
Power Passenger Seat
Premium Sound System
Protective Fender Trim
Protective Side Moldings
Rear Arm Rest
Rear Power Window
Rear Window Wiper
Rich Leather Upholstery
Side Air Bag System
Steering Wheel Controls
Tilt Steering Wheel
XM Satellite Radio
They are listing it for $31,245 and I was trying to get a feel on what the true value of this car might be. This appears to be a great site and any info would be greatly appreciated.
#1575 of 3392 Re: Subaru 2.5i 2008 pricing? [dmiller1973]
Jan 14, 2008 (4:57 pm)
Hi - did you end up taking the 2.5i at $21,400? I just got a quote for $21,574 (taxes and registration not included).
This seems great - anyone think I should be able to do better (I'm in New England).
#1576 of 3392 Haven't had too many issues.
Jan 15, 2008 (6:32 pm)
I've had mine (1996 Outback) for about 2 months. When I bought it, it needed an axle, four tires, an air filter, and that was it. It's a bit rough over bumps, indeed, but it doesn't complain too much around corners, or about going faster.
Save that, wonderful car, worth the $1700 I paid for it.
#1577 of 3392 Re: Haven't had too many issues. [wreckerkat]
Jan 16, 2008 (8:15 am)
That's cheap. About 4 car payments nowadays.
If it lasts longer than 4 months you come out ahead.
#1578 of 3392 How much for low mileage '07 2.5i
Jan 18, 2008 (3:33 pm)
Has anyone heard any prices paid for an '07 2.5i with 10k miles or less?
Dealers quote about 20k but I'm thinking more like 18k.
Any thoughts appreciated.
#1579 of 3392 Re: 08 XT w/MT [gwnorth]
Jan 18, 2008 (10:00 pm)
Here's the invoice info: http://www.cars101.com/subaru/outback/outback2008.html#XT
Don't forget, if it's not being sold as new and if you're financing it, you'll pay higher interest rates - the spread can add a lot to your overall out-of-pocket cost.
Locally, I've found a new XT OB as much as $4500 below MSRP, but most I've seen are going for $3250 below (all have ATs, though).
What part of the country are you in?
#1580 of 3392 Re: How much for low mileage '07 2.5i [pregan3]
Jan 18, 2008 (10:08 pm)
Search autotrader.com to get an idea - there are at least a few dozen dealer listings for low mileage '07 2.5i cars within 300 miles of where I live (Md.) with asking prices under $20K, including a dozen under $18K.