Join Date: May 2018
Location: Lansing, MI
Car Year: 2010
Car Model: Forester X Limited
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Really need advice. Foz and financial ruin - Updated!
I bought a 2010 with 98,686 miles on it. They had the full service record, all of it done at the same dealer it was bought from.
I had it three weeks, and then the engine blew. Spun a rod. I had been driving the car like it was made of glass, you will see my post here I was worried about the HG issue. So I watched the fluids, and never punched it or drove it hard by any means.
Had it towed over 50 miles to the same dealership, it's "home" dealership. That's Williams Subaru of Lansing, Michigan. They confirm, and did the testing and found it does have the oil consumption issue.
Subaru of America won't help.
They want 6k+ for a short block, maybe more depending if the heads have micro fractures. And only a 1 year warranty.
6k on a car I paid 10k for.
I don't have it.
What are some opinions on getting the most value out of it? Repower with a used engine and sell? Part it out? The body is in immaculate condition. It looks new.
This is such a tremendously devastating loss. I am a small business owner in the beginning of year two. I don't have any extra money, I bought the Foz based on my past experience with an Outback and wanting to save money on fuel.
This could ruin me financially, and said without a jot of exaggeration.
I really need some advice guys. I don't know if I can even afford to buy a used engine and have it installed. Am I really going to take a 10k loss on a car I drove for 3 weeks? It's all so surreal.