Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: SF Bay Area
Car Year: 2009
Car Model: FXT Limited
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
GTEASER's 2009 XTeaser
It was 10/11/15 when I picked up my new daily, a Spark Silver Metallic 2009 Forester XT Limited, from the original owner. They were an older couple who have had many Subaru's over the years and she was well taken care of....loaded with black leather, Nav, sport grille, roof spoiler, Subaru OEM 1.25" hitch and Lo-Jack (LOL!). She has a few minor scratches, but not a single door ding, the interior is pretty much immaculate. She was primarily the wife's car, but the husband took care of her like it was his sports car, he was pretty OCD about all the details of the car, exactly the type of seller I like.
She has 45,555 miles on the clock, but only about 1,500 miles on a brand new Subaru short block and turbo. The motor succumbed at approximately 44,000 miles to the well documented crankshaft debris issue that Subaru had with the late '08 thru early '09 turbo motors. Since it was out of warranty, Subaru stepped up by providing the them with a brand new shortblock but wouldn't cover labor, etc. Instead of having Subaru do the work, the husband opted to have OutFront Automotive in L.A. do the work, tear down and rebuild, done right, with the original heads thoroughly disassembled and checked, all new gaskets, timing belt, head bolts, a new turbo and water pump, etc. I got her just after the second break in oil change.
I'm not new to Subaru, but I am still rather "green". My first Subaru was a Satin White Pearl 2012 Legacy GT Limited.
Pic the day I got her.
Pic of how she sits currently.
Pics of my other Subaru's, Past and Current
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Last edited by GTEASER; 03-06-2017 at 09:21 AM.