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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 05:45 AM Thread Starter
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Shopping for a Forester, HELP!

Hi everyone

My GF is looking for a Forester, we live in the Los Angeles area. Her main criteria besides the obvious (low miles, low price, no accidents) is a manual transmission - so she is looking for the unicorn of Foresters

Are there any models or years we should focus on, or avoid?

Anyone here selling one that matches her criteria? Hopefully close by...

Need is pretty immediate, her car was totaled last week.

Thanks in advance!

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Are there any models or years we should focus on, or avoid?
You might want to search for the thread(s) on engine oil consumption which tends to be more common with a manual transmission. Subaru identified those manual transmission vehicles as model years 2011-2014 and 2015 with VIN# below *543650.


2018 2.5i Ltd FB25 CVT; 2010 2.5X Ltd EJ253 4AT
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Thanks!

My research has concluded the same, we are focused on the 2016 model year

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Picked up a 2016 Forester 2.5i Premium yesterday with 24.6K on the clock for just over $20K

I will keep an eye on the oil level
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