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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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2015 forester 99000 miles

Hey folks. I’m looking at buying. 2015 forester 2.5 I premium for just under 13k and it has 99000 miles on it. Would having that many miles Scare you away. Thank you all

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Yes. $13k for that many miles on a premium? This would be a very hard pass for me.

If you are serious though... Offer $9.5k and make sure to get an extensive inspection and ask for all the paperwork. My #1 concern would be the CVT. A CVT replacement is expensive, very very expensive!


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Would for sure scare me away. The party selling the car is doing exactly what I plan to do, get rid of the car just before the extended warranty on the transmission runs out at 10 years or 100,000 miles.

The CVT costs roughly $8000 to replace (from a Subaru dealer), maybe slightly cheaper with remanufactured ones out there now, and this CVT is far from a bulletproof piece of engineering. It is not a total nightmare reliability wise, there are multiple reports on the forum of over 100k with no issues, but with the cost of replacement its too much of a liability to own out of warranty for me.

Some folks are sourcing used CVTs from wrecked cars and junkyards for MUCH less and having independent shops install them for around $2000 total, but its still a big liability.

Not every issue with it requires full replacement, but its not cheap to replace the few individual parts that can be accessed on the CVT.
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I just bought a 2014 Forester 2.5i w/ 122k and salvaged title for $6900. It was super well maintained according to the carfax, but got side swiped without deploying airbags or getting to anything mechanical. Thought it was an alright deal, then I read about the CVTs and now I drive it like a baby haha.

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It was super well maintained according to the carfax
Hopefully the CVT fluid has been changed.

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Yeah it has tranny and rear diff fluids changed at 40k and 116k thankfully

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-09-2019, 08:33 PM
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you have to look at the car

my 14 crosstrek looked almost new at 90K miles , coworker crosstrek looked like crap and only got 48k

"well maintained" is not just about oil changes ...
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