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Hi,
After much searching, I found a phenomenal deal on an '02 Forester L. My question being, I noticed with all the HG issues that they seemed to be more in the S (and by the way, I'm not too terribly mechanically inclined, so I'm assuming L=basic, S=Sporty?)- does this mean I may escape the dreaded $1500 HG replacement if we go with the L? I followed some of the stickies and did a print out of the recommended maintenance/inspection/replacement schedule, for which I already owe this site a tremendous thank you! This Forester is beautiful, only 99k miles, and at a killer deal! Of course, we're working with a killer budget, so it makes it in just under the wire, leaving us VERY few options if it comes to pricey repairs looming in the near future. My 95 Impreza Outback just crapped out and cost us $600 while in the middle of trying to replace my husband's crapped out Saab. At least my Subie is now running better than when I got her a year ago (at 167k miles too! LOVE her!) Between that and my sister's Forester, I really really really want to talk us into getting this beaut! Any and all input would be appreciated- we go to test drive hopefully tomorrow morning! Thanks...
 

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Thanks! We're trying to coordinate a test drive between limited dealer hours, 2 kids, 2 jobs and 1 car. I have been compiling a list of everything that should have been done, hopefully HAS been done, so we know that we're making the right choice. We test drove a 99 Forester a bit ago, and I love the feel/inside more than my Impreza Outback. And you are 100% dead on about the 95 Impreza- we're looking at an oil valve leak to fix followed by at least another 20-50k miles of trouble free driving. My husband is so hooked on the idea of a Subie that he actually is pushing ME to get one, like I needed any more convincing! I'll be back to let you all know the outcome once we actually get to see it in person... I'm trying not to let myself get too excited until we know for sure!
 
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