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#26 of 31 Re: Timing belt [forester5]
May 15, 2011 (4:27 pm)
The Forester is a *lot* more car than a Civic or Fit.
My mom is on her 2nd Fit, and we like it, don't get me wrong, but we're also on our 2nd Forester and it's twice the car. No comparison.
I'd compare to a CR-V, which my brother owns. His wife owns a Forester, too, so they like both!
#27 of 31 Re: Timing belt [forester5]
May 16, 2011 (8:33 am)
So, it looks like your price for the car itself was $24,074. I would have to look at the Edmunds pricing on it to know for sure, but I would say the car itself was a decent price. The fees that the dealer added: $456 "filing" and $411"delivery" cuts down the deal quite a bit, I think, but I also don't know all the details.
Sales tax and documentation are unavoidable.
In the end, if you're happy with the car, you did well enough!
#28 of 31 Subaru timing belt replacement based only on age
Feb 14, 2013 (10:55 am)
My 2003 2.5 liter Legacy has only 35k miles on it but is obviously over 105 months old. No extended trips in hot weather or anytime. No issues. No noise. Use synthetic oil since break-in. Question - do I REALLY have to replace the timing belt?
#29 of 31 Re: Subaru timing belt replacement based only on age [charliecars]
Feb 14, 2013 (12:56 pm)
What sucks is that is an interference engine. So the only way to know for sure the full life of the belt would damage the engine.
#30 of 31 Re: Subaru timing belt replacement based only on age [charliecars]
Feb 14, 2013 (1:33 pm)
I think what juice just said was that if your belt breaks, your engine is toast... so do you really want to take that chance!? If nothing else, I'd take the cover off the timing belt just to inspect it for now, but I wouldn't wait too long to replace it. If it looks good, maybe plan on 50K at your current rate of accumulation.
Jun 20, 2013 (3:25 pm)
Hi,hav'nt been here for a long while, but my 02 forester needs new struts,and am curious if the bearing plates need to be replaced at the same time? Thanks for any help on this matter.