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I want to get a manual Forester, and am wondering what I need to worry about if I purchase a used car in this range. Also obviously trying to find a Manual Forester XT if I can bc that would be fun but that's unlikely...
 

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The early years of the FB25 engine, which Subaru start putting in non-turbo Foresters in 2011, are somewhat prone to oil consumption especially those with manual transmissions. So you may want to focus on model years 2008-2010 which have the EJ253 engine. BTW, the 2008s have the previous generation's body style but the same engine as 2009-2010.

Also watch for head gasket leaks.
 

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