Author Topic: Newbie wannabe Forester owner  (Read 295 times)

February 08, 2019, 04:32:06 PM
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Hi all.
I've been registered on the forum for a while but only recently had the cash to start looking for my first 2nd hand forester.

I've seen a few affordable 04 / 05 forester XT's, obviously with 250 000 + kms.

Could someone point me to some of the things I should be looking at?
I'm aware of the 100k services and I've seen a few that seem to have had overheating problems.
I realise that most of this is probably in some of the other threads, so if someone could point me in the right direction that would be great.

Thanks in advance.

February 11, 2019, 11:26:59 AM
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Hi Welcome

looking for a stock one or modded.


February 11, 2019, 11:55:49 AM
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Depends on maintenance of the vehicle but it will be rubbers that are perished or starting to perish. You wont know until a few km after ownership.
Fuel pumps can start showing age as well as many of the hoses in engine bay.
I am not aware of any electrical issue that you will need to be concerned with.

Once again, depending on ownership at any age a good fluids change would be a good idea Diff, gearbox, engine oil, coolant.
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February 14, 2019, 06:44:52 AM
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Ball joints for wheels mounts
Stabilizer mounts and bushes

check all coolants pipes and best to replace if not new
2007 2.5XT Manual (and boy did I have to search for manual one)