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hey all,

I am looking at a 02 S model 5 spd w/82000 for $8000 and would like to get any input on what I need to look for, be aware of, or any thing else helpful before I make the decision to purchase. It has a clean car fax and is being sold at a dealer. The vehicle is about 4 hrs from where I live so I want to be as sure as I can before I make the trip to look at it. Thanks for any help you can give me. Looking forward to possibly going the forester family.

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Welcome to the forum from Niagara Falls!
The only thing to really worry about at that mileage is the head gaskets. They may or may not have been replaced, and might need to be replaced again. I believe the trick is to look for coolant leaking from where the heads mount to the block, or to check for milky foam in the radiator overflow canister.

With that mileage you dont have to worry about having the timing belt replaced yet.

Best of luck with the potential new purchase.
 
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