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Having nearly gone to view a 2005 2.5 XT auto with 5k but as it turned out no sunroof, I have now come up with a 2002 XT auto with 81k. It is at a local Subaru agent and they are willing to put a 12 month Subaru warranty on it.

I have spoken to the previous owner and he travels a long distance every day down the motorway to work. It has always been serviced at the agents and run on Optimax.

Anything special I should check on viewing.

Thanks.
 

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Second question.

Am I being foolish at that mileage?
 

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2002 XT?

2002 is still the SF type body style

XT were not around untill 03+ if memory serves
 

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SenorSubie said:
2002 XT?

2002 is still the SF type body style

XT were not around untill 03+ if memory serves
This is EDM spec not USDM. I know they had turbos pre '03 but not sure about the nomenclature for it.
 

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sirwilliam said:
This is EDM spec not USDM. I know they had turbos pre '03 but not sure about the nomenclature for it.
S/TB?

Sorry, just thought I'd like to figure this out..


I really find the look of the S/TB to be very "cool"

Depending on price, personal preferance..
 

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sirwilliam said:
Yes, screw the sunroof and get the one w/ 5K.;-) That is just my opinion.
It is £10k cheaper.

Registered Nov 2002 so must be one of the first XTs
 

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As long as the car was taken care of I'd say you should have very few
problems if any with an 02 @81k

I have over 97k with a 99 and have had

0 problems since purchased over a year ago
 

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Euro SF body turbo model was known as S-Turbo
JDM SF body turbo model was known as S/tb T/tb STi
Aus SF body turbo model was known as GT
(all 2.0 engines)

SG body renamed all the turbo models to XT ( apart from JDM STi model )
(2.5 engine for USDM, Aus + STi / 2.0 then 2.5 for Euro models )


If you are set on an auto XT with sunroof - talk to your dealer. All dealers 'share' stock and the details are on the database. They can get the right car to you - if they can't , talk to someone who can.

Spend some time with the used car database on www.subaru.co.uk

Amongst many others:

There's a late 2004 2.0 XT auto with 5k & sunroof & leather in red on there stickered at 17k
There's a late 2004 2.5 XT manual with 15K & sunroof in silver stickered at 18k


HTH

Steve
 

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Steve,
I've been glued to the Autotrader and Subaru used car website since November. It has got to be silver or black, auto, possibly leather and reasonably handy to where I live in the hills of North Yorkshire. There were one or two turned up earlier in the year but by the time I had organised to get to see them they had been sold. I was hoping a few would turn up after the new registrations but so far only this one

I'll going to view this at weekend so I'll see how it goes. If the dealer is willing to put a Subaru warranty on, it can't be too bad!
 

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I've been glued to the Autotrader and Subaru used car website since November. It has got to be silver or black, auto, possibly leather and reasonably handy to where I live in the hills of North Yorkshire. There were one or two turned up earlier in the year but by the time I had organised to get to see them they had been sold. I was hoping a few would turn up after the new registrations but so far only this one
I was in the same situation last October. Wanted a 2.0XT auto, 1 year old. Autotrader had a few, but mostly too far away for me to bother with (mainly from the point of view of wanting to be near the dealer if there were problems). I ended up asking my local dealer (ex-main dealer, now specialist) to find one for me. It took a couple of months but I wasn't in a hurry and he eventually found me a mint example which I bought on the spot. It helps to be not-too-fussy about things like colour and upholstery although as it happens I got exactly what I wanted (silver & cloth).

-- Steve
 

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Well I've gone and done it, pick up next weekend. Mileage was wrongly stated, 79k not 81!!

I'll give a report in due course.
 

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Here it is or it would be if I was clever enough to load a picture. I have put the jpeg in Attached Files. How do I show it on here?
 

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Ah it was there after all even though I couldn't see it in the Preview.

It certainly is a perky little sod. The climate control seems to have a mind of its own so I am spending tonight reading the handbook.
 

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The climate control is pretty infamous. The main thing to realise, which the book doesn't really state, is how to put it into semi-automatic mode. When it's in Auto mode it adjusts everything except temperature. If you manually change any one setting, that setting stays fixed at what you put it on, and the Auto light goes out. But the other settings will still be controlled automatically. You can take advantage of this (e.g. change where the air comes out, but leave the fan speed in auto mode) or you can manually change each thing until the climate control stops interfering completely. Doing that is the only way to put it into fully manual mode. Even then the air temperature is thermostatically controlled - I don't think you can override that.

I usually set the outlet mode manually and turn off the A/C, and then let it handle the fan speed. Configured like this is maintains a comfortable 20 degrees when the weather outside is between -5 and 15. But I haven't tried it in really cold conditions, or in summer yet.

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Thanks for the info, it answered a lot of questions.

The picture doesn't show up very well. How do I post a bigger version instedad of a thumbnail?
 

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Much like any other climate control then really?

Add to the confusion, my wifes car (a JDM Celica) has an economy button that switches of the AC right.....wrong, it just uses it less, switch off the AC you have to press both the AC and econ buttons so thir lights are out!

Simon
 

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sheepish said:
Don't they look the same as other Foresters (with a turbo) of the same vintage?
But the US didnt get the older model (SF) turbos, so to them its a rare and cool thing.
 

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agkq62 said:
Thanks for the info, it answered a lot of questions.

The picture doesn't show up very well. How do I post a bigger version instedad of a thumbnail?
You need to get the picture hosted on the interweb, somewhere like photobucket.com where you can upload it for free. Then post the url to the image using the
 
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