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Well the car I loved was just totalled because I was rear ended. I have a lot of friends who have subies so I figured I would look for one too.

Will be picking up my 2014 Forester Premium in a few days. Has 67k miles and is a 6 speed. Has a super clean carfax with one owner and a ton of maintnenace records. Brand new tires, brakes and whole clutch assembly. On the test drive it drove like a dream and was much quieter than my last car.

Any things I need to be on the lookout for or common upgrades?
 

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Congratulations. Nothing like a Subaru, simple as that! At age 76, I consider my Forester to be the best vehicle owned in my lifetime. You'll love it!:wink2:
 

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I'd be on the lookout for oil consumption, especially since you have the 6 speed manual transmission. Do a site search for threads on the topic.
 

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Yeah that was my one concern. My 2012 and 2013 Hyundai Accents were consuming about a quart between oil changes at 5k miles and I read it was partly because they were a GDI engine.looking through all the maintenance history on this car it doesn't seem like oil consumption ever came up but I will be on the loookout. Our friends outback was guzzling oil and they got a new short block out of it.

But being this is a used vehicle out of warranty I think I'd be out of luck.
 

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welcome to the forum and good luck with the new foz. in my opinion your first project would be to find a good spot to park to get an accurate reading on the dipstick. if the cars tipped one way or another even just a little you will get an innacurate reading and one thing you don't want to do is drive around short a quart or more. you should still be covered under the extended warranty for oil consumption.
 

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Good to know. I have a 2 car garage with a level floor so I shoukd get good readings. I'll post updates. I found a product from crawford that is an air/oil separator which is designed specifically for subaru oil issues.
 

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Drove just over 3k miles since I bought the car and not a drop of oil less on the dipstick! My Accent would be down almost a quart by now. Changing the oil now to Amsoil oil and filters like I use for all my vehicles and equipment and doing away with what ever the place that sold me put in there.
 
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