Do people sell their subarus?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by TomTom, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. TomTom

    TomTom Guest

    I have been looking for a used Forester for a month now, there's rarely more
    than 3 in a 50 mile radius of my zip code, and we're talking Phoenix, the
    6th largest city in the US.

    Do subaru owners not sell their cars? Do you drive them until they're dead?
    What's the deal? I have never owned a subaru.

    -T
     
    TomTom, Feb 10, 2004
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    Bill Radio Guest

    Tom,
    There are plenty for sale in Colorado but they're dear. They sell more new
    ones here than anywhere. It may be worth the drive. People I know keep
    them for a long time. We've had a Forester for almost 4 years and it still
    runs and looks new. I had a bigger SUV but my friends in rural Colorado
    said, "after you've been driving that Subaru for a while, you'll dump that
    SUV hog," and they were right.

    The Denver papers have their ads online as do many of the Colorado dealers.
    Is 700 miles too far? OK, have you tried dealers in Prescott and Flag?
    Closer the mountains you should find more.

    -Bill Radio
     
    Bill Radio, Feb 10, 2004
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    No Way Guest

    I think the stats are something like 95% of all subaru's
    sold in the last 10 years are still on the road.
    Quality has value.
    ;)
     
    No Way, Feb 10, 2004
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    David Guest

    I prefer to buy nice, used cars from the original owner. Subes like that were
    few and far between out here. I found a really nice, nearly new Forester XS
    for sale from a couple who bought an XT which came out a few months after
    they bought the XS.

    If they bring the Forester STi to the US, I'd expect to see a few used XTs on
    the market too.
     
    David, Feb 10, 2004
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  5. I don't know about others, but I'll sell mine when it's worn out and
    dies. Problem is, at 346k miles, it isn't there yet!

    Rick
     
    Rick Courtright, Feb 10, 2004
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  6. Around here pretty much the only 2nd hand Subarus are lease-returns from a
    dealership. I was looking for about four months before I lucked into a
    friend of a carpenter I'd hired was leaving the country and (reluctantly)
    selling his 95 wagon.
     
    Dominic Richens, Feb 10, 2004
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    Jim Stewart Guest

    Agreed. Usually 3 possiblities, the return from lease,
    the person facing the 80k-90k service (pretty rare but
    I've seen a couple), and the clapped out 200k-300k mile
    car.
     
    Jim Stewart, Feb 10, 2004
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  8. It's a real challenge to find out a good used subaru. I was looking for
    about 2 years when i finally found my Impreza 93 wagon. Really hard to find
    used car :)) but when you found one, you do the same as others : you don't
    sell it for about 10 years cuz it won't stop working :p


    Nick
     
    Nicolas Bernard, Feb 10, 2004
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  9. Kept my 1982 GL Wagon until the rust disabled it. At that point it had
    around 314,000 miles and engine was still purring along.

    Replaced that with another 1982 GL Wagon and it currently has around 240,000
    miles on it.

    If I could find another nice 1982-83 GL Wagon I'd buy it. No timing belts to
    worry about. I'd include a 1984 in the list but that is the year they start
    doing emissions testing in the Peoples Republic of Taxachusetts.

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    Bruce Hoult Guest

    As well as driving a Subaru I also ride a BMW (both are 1995 models).

    BMW motorcycles can claim a similar percentage still on the road, but
    not "in the last ten years". Since 1923.

    -- Bruce
     
    Bruce Hoult, Feb 11, 2004
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  11. If you can wait 6 months, there could be an upswing in used Subs as
    folks trade up to the new 3rd generation Legacy/Outback, which is
    getting pretty fabulous reviews. At the least I'd expect the older new
    units on the lot to get attractive discounts.

    - Gregg
     
    Gregg & Jackie, Feb 11, 2004
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    Al Guest

    I had to trade mine in as noone would buy it.

    Al
     
    Al, Feb 11, 2004
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    foxmon Guest

    maybe not many ppl own a subaru down in the pheonix area.
    I think if it wasnt for the snow, i would rather buy a V6 accord with the
    same amount of money
     
    foxmon, Feb 13, 2004
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  14. I've been looking for a used Outback in LA, and they are also quite
    rare ...
    Probably.

    FWIW, there is quite large selection of Forresters at
    http://carmax.com, and on http://motors.ebay.com, so at least
    someone is selling their cars :)

    Cheers,
     
    Paul Pluzhnikov, Feb 13, 2004
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