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Forum: Forester Shopping   04-01-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By fairdeal87
Definitely look at other dealers, even try to go...

Definitely look at other dealers, even try to go out of state if possible. You have a good offer but with the right amount of patience, you can find a much better deal.
Forum: Dealer/Vendor Reviews   09-26-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,305
Posted By fairdeal87
Prior to my Subaru craze, I was looking into...

Prior to my Subaru craze, I was looking into Honda several years back. I visitied about 4 Dealers in my area and got completely turned off to the brand. All the sales staff I dealt with had no clue...
Forum: Dealer/Vendor Reviews   09-20-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,305
Posted By fairdeal87
Back in 2012 when I was shopping for a Forester,...

Back in 2012 when I was shopping for a Forester, I had made a deal with Star Subaru in Bayside. My credit was excellent but the only way they could approve me for a loan was if they added the Subaru...
Forum: Dealer/Vendor Reviews   09-19-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,305
Posted By fairdeal87
Just to inform you, if you have not known,...

Just to inform you, if you have not known, Koeppel auto group as well as several other dealers in the Tri state area were sued & ordered to pay back restitution money to customers who bought these...
Forum: Forester Shopping   12-05-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By fairdeal87
Subarus do not typically lease very well so the...

Subarus do not typically lease very well so the payments will be higher off the bat. Since they do not lease very well, most dealers do not know what they are doing in terms of leasing them. Good...
Forum: General Forum   07-06-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By fairdeal87
So after months of being gone i decided to browse...

So after months of being gone i decided to browse back on here..

Its nicw that the XV handles great! When I let me dad drive the XV a little while after I got it, the first thing he said was that...
Forum: News, Rumors and Media   07-06-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,352
Posted By fairdeal87
I had a 2012 Forester but after ongoing oil usage...

I had a 2012 Forester but after ongoing oil usage issues I traded it for a 2014 Crosstrek. TBH, i love the Crosstrek. Yes, it is smaller compared to the Forester but I love its driving dymamics much...
Forum: General Forum   01-16-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By fairdeal87
I got tired of the oil consumption issues at such...

I got tired of the oil consumption issues at such low mileage car had less than 13k miles. The dealer performed the oil consumption test 3 times so rather than letting this be an ongoing ordeal and...
Forum: General Forum   01-16-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By fairdeal87
Farewell & thanks!

Thanks to all for the useful info and articles. I traded my 2012 Forester premium for a 2014 Crosstrek Limited. I used the GTP program and my payments are now cheaper by $10. So far the Crosstrek is...
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011- 2018)   01-02-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 457,635
Posted By fairdeal87
No they are doing the oil consumption test again...

No they are doing the oil consumption test again and having me return again after another 1200 miles. Hopefully something gets done on the next visit
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011- 2018)   01-02-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3,815
Views: 567,499
Posted By fairdeal87
No they are doing the oil consumption test again...

No they are doing the oil consumption test again and having me return again after another 1200 miles. Hopefully something gets done on the next visit
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011- 2018)   01-02-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 457,635
Posted By fairdeal87
I currently have 12xxx miles and on my 3rd oil...

I currently have 12xxx miles and on my 3rd oil change. Noticed oil consumption last 2 oil changes where no oil was reading on the dipstick. The dealer has now followed the revised service bulletin...
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011- 2018)   01-02-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3,815
Views: 567,499
Posted By fairdeal87
I currently have 12xxx miles and on my 3rd oil...

I currently have 12xxx miles and on my 3rd oil change. Noticed oil consumption last 2 oil changes where no oil was reading on the dipstick. The dealer has now followed the revised service bulletin...
Forum: Forester Shopping   12-28-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,146
Posted By fairdeal87
Sometimes even the dealer does not know an...

Sometimes even the dealer does not know an accurate estimate on when their stock will come on. IMO, if you are patient I would cancel the deal and go somewhere else. There are plenty of dealers you...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   12-27-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,287
Posted By fairdeal87
Front seat back pocket storage

I sat in the back of my Forester and noticed this even after owning the car for over a year 115617

I find it odd for the right side to only have this map pocket


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Forum: Brakes   11-14-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,036
Posted By fairdeal87
As noted earlier in the thread it is not only a...

As noted earlier in the thread it is not only a subru characteristic. I am a Ford tech and notice the rear brakes wear more often on all of the Ford and Lincoln brands. Some manufactures even design...
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011- 2018)   09-14-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 457,635
Posted By fairdeal87
I had the first oil change done at 3900 miles on...

I had the first oil change done at 3900 miles on my 2012. The car currently has 9700 miles. Last month at around 8800 miles, I had to add 2.5 quarts of oil. Just this friday I had the car at Subaru...
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011- 2018)   09-14-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3,815
Views: 567,499
Posted By fairdeal87
I had the first oil change done at 3900 miles on...

I had the first oil change done at 3900 miles on my 2012. The car currently has 9700 miles. Last month at around 8800 miles, I had to add 2.5 quarts of oil. Just this friday I had the car at Subaru...
Forum: Dealer/Vendor Reviews   07-17-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,409
Posted By fairdeal87
I went here last year to look at a Forrester....

I went here last year to look at a Forrester. Took them along time to pair me up with sales personnel & the overall experience was disappointing. I did not buy from Port Subaru due to lack of being...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   05-26-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
  ('09-'13) Audio system advice
Views: 2,853
Posted By fairdeal87
Exclamation Audio system advice

After having the car for almost one year, I have to say the sound system really is not that great in my 2.5X Premium. Sound quality is horrible, no bass and at times very monotone like no matter what...
Forum: Lighting and Electrical   05-26-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By fairdeal87
I notice this on both mirrors at highway speeds.

I notice this on both mirrors at highway speeds.
Forum: Lighting and Electrical   05-23-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By fairdeal87
I notice this on my 2012 Forester when it is...

I notice this on my 2012 Forester when it is really windy out or when I am driving over 70MPH. I have yet to take it into the dealer but have a feeling the will call this a normal condition


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Forum: Interior and Electronics   05-22-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 25
  ('09-'13) Noisy Back Seats
Views: 9,855
Posted By fairdeal87
Also check the seatbelt for the middle row. When...

Also check the seatbelt for the middle row. When it is not buckled and stowed up in the headliner it can come loose and rattle up in there as well


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Forum: Dealer/Vendor Reviews   04-25-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,305
Posted By fairdeal87
I shopped there last year(didnt end up buying...

I shopped there last year(didnt end up buying from them) My sales person was great but when time came to meet the F&I team we left unhappy needless to say. GAP insurance shouldnt cost you more than...
Forum: Dealer/Vendor Reviews   07-17-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By fairdeal87
The salesperson who helped me was very nice and...

The salesperson who helped me was very nice and was not his fault.

How is the service dept. there? It looks small but that doesnt mean the techs or service is bad?
Forum: Dealer/Vendor Reviews   07-16-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,121
Posted By fairdeal87
When I was in the Market for a Subaru I had to go...

When I was in the Market for a Subaru I had to go to 6 dealers before I could get one!
I experienced that the NEW vehicles I was looking into buying either had some type of damage like scratches and...
Forum: Dealer/Vendor Reviews   07-16-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,350
Posted By fairdeal87
I just recently had a bad experience with the...

I just recently had a bad experience with the Sales dept. at this dealership as well. I was being ripped off on financing and ended up walking out and purchasing at another dealer the following week...
Forum: Dealer/Vendor Reviews   07-16-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By fairdeal87
Exclamation AVOID Grand Prix Subaru Hickville, NY

AVOID this dealership at all costs. They tried to rip me off on financing and purposely denied my credit apps for the Subaru special APR 2.9 financing and tried to get my paying a higher APR. I went...
Forum: New Member Introductions   06-26-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By fairdeal87
New Member, new subie!

Just acquired my first Subaru- 2012 Forester Premium from NY:Banane17:
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