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Old 03-26-2011, 11:38 PM   #1
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Since I'll be working in Indy and driving everyday, at least for now, I need a new car to daily drive. But, as all married men are probably aware, the wife always gets the new car and I get the hand-me-down. LOL

We test drove a 2003 Subaru Forester. It'* a very nice looking car, lots of room for the kids. The flat 4 is a very interesting motor. It'* in great condition and has 126K miles. They're asking 7700 for it.

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I know a guy who has one and its been a great ''car'' to him with no complaints
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If it has the room you need and you like the style, that'* really all that matters.
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Since I'll be working in Indy and driving everyday, at least for now, I need a new car to daily drive. But, as all married men are probably aware, the wife always gets the new car and I get the hand-me-down. LOL

We test drove a 2003 Subaru Forester. It'* a very nice looking car, lots of room for the kids. The flat 4 is a very interesting motor. It'* in great condition and has 126K miles. They're asking 7700 for it.

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Any rust?

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/19230.shtml

Gas mileage isn't spectacular for a 4 banger, and the 3200 pound weight won't help that cause. I say test drive it and see what you think.
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No rust to speak of. The ONLY thing I found wrong with it was that the ABS light was on. Obviously they need to fix that before I buy it.

I found it online:

http://www.automallofcu.com/vehicle/...Illinois-61822
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nice cars when new but from my experience in new england with them they were always going through trannies and drive line components. if it seems in tip top shape go for it just warning ya what i've seen with them.

and FYI my new car was for me i got the new one she kept the POS cobalt. which monday may be disappearing as well as the bonnie did
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I was looking into these when looking for a car but they were too expensive for the miles that came with them (about the same price you're paying with 150k miles, ouch). I've read that these have iffy head gaskets, but it depends on how the previous owner treated it, and whether or not it was taken in for the head gasket recall.
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I was looking into these when looking for a car but they were too expensive for the miles that came with them (about the same price you're paying with 150k miles, ouch). I've read that these have iffy head gaskets, but it depends on how the previous owner treated it, and whether or not it was taken in for the head gasket recall.
I've heard plenty of subarus with head gasket problems. For some reason they just don't last, and its not just with the WRX modding crowd.

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No rust to speak of. The ONLY thing I found wrong with it was that the ABS light was on. Obviously they need to fix that before I buy it.

I found it online:

http://www.automallofcu.com/vehicle/...Illinois-61822
LOL @ 21/27mpg. Not gonna happen with a 3200lb SUV.

It doesn't look like a bad car, but why did you pick this specific car?
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For that money get a lot less used Bonneville man. I got my 02 with 60k on it for $7k.
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mid 2000 G6 V6 sedan, 3500 will average over 30mpg easy, room for the kids and they are cheap now i think because people dont want to buy pontiacs they dont realize you can take it any were to get parts or service
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