Last post on Jan 17, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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Subaru Forester, Engine, Wagon
#10 of 14 Re: Buying 04 Forester XT;performance Question; [brianalex]
Jan 09, 2010 (10:29 am)
Dont do it period! I have owned one since o5, and been through two turbos and engine rebuild. Find a regular 2.5 eng. model. Around town car drives great, it should have great performance at any speed, normally. I love the way it drives, but it is not reliable on trips. Four strikes and I am out. But if you still want one, come get it, I will give you a great deal!!!!
#11 of 14 Re: Buying 04 Forester XT;performance Question; [jef123]
Jan 10, 2010 (8:03 am)
Your advice is about 30 months too late
Or were you just generally warning potential owners away from getting a used XT? In which case there needs to be some perspective. My 04 XT just turned 6 years old and I haven't had to fix a thing.
Jan 10, 2010 (9:01 am)
I decided against buying it anyway.
I looked hard and long at buying different Subarus but in the end, I wasn't convinced that the reliability,at least in the used examples I was interested in,was up to par with some other Japanese brands.This and the performance level of the naturally aspirated models ultimately turned me away. Plus I don't need AWD in Los Angeles and I don't travel to snowy areas and was concerned about the liability of this complex system and the MPG effect as well.\ thx for all the replies. BrianAlex
#13 of 14 Re: brianalex [brianalex]
Jan 11, 2010 (10:03 am)
Thanks for reporting back. Good luck with whatever you end up purchasing.
#14 of 14 Re: brianalex [brianalex]
Jan 17, 2011 (10:16 am)
Our 04 XT auto is approaching 100K miles. I do the oil, filters, fluids, tires , battery (5 years!) and bulbs; the dealer does the major service intervals. ZERO repairs required.
It still runs like a cheetah when you hit the gas. Biggest problem: my wife loves the car! The visibility, the pick-up in town and in the mountains, the cargo room, the giant sunroof. Its been her primary driver since it was 6 months old .