Author Topic: Forester Gumtree Thread  (Read 6962 times)

February 21, 2014, 12:31:04 PM
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Ex: 2006 Forester XS manual; sump protector; 24mm LSS lift kit; thule roof rack and roof box; rally armor m/flaps.
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January 20, 2016, 10:35:24 PM
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Hi
http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkies/tokai/2009-subaru-forester-suv/1001543873000910061834809
I saw this now, it looks like a good deal.
Can anybody comment on it? In terms of whether it is a bargain or not.
Thanks!
Mathieu

January 20, 2016, 11:18:37 PM
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Good price. Remeber its a X model (no turbo)

XT models can be sourced around R150-170k
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January 21, 2016, 09:17:21 AM
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Thanks

Yes, I know its an X and also the newer (SH?) shape.
Not my first choice but at that price and mileage it looked very tempting.

So the price is good, but not great?


January 21, 2016, 09:28:44 AM
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Here is a similar 2011 model Subaru Nelspruit has listed for R179'000
http://www.subaru.co.za/dealership/nelspruit/pre-owned/2011-subaru-forester-2.5-x

So, compare the year models to determine if the price is good for you.
2015 Outback 3.6R-S
-ex- 2006 Impreza 2.0R Wagon.
-ex -2009 SH XT A/T
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-ex- 2002 Legacy 2.5GX A/T

January 21, 2016, 09:34:38 AM
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It's decent price. I just don't know if I like the lack of interior features.  It's plain you know. No climate control etc
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January 21, 2016, 10:22:14 AM
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An X with leather seats?


It still makes cold Steve   ;D

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January 21, 2016, 10:27:50 AM
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Is the dual ratio lever behind the handbrake?

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January 21, 2016, 02:20:42 PM
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Is the dual ratio lever behind the handbrake?

not really, more like next to the handbrake.....but slightly towards the back of the handbrake.
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October 05, 2016, 09:30:08 PM
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Hi Guys

There is a really good looking Subaru Legacy 3.0 R auto at the Honda dealership in the Glen in Johannesburg South:
https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkies/johannesburg-south/2006-subaru-legacy-3-0r-premium-a-t/1001772921720910331977209

Can anyone check it out for me and find out if it has a service history, what the condition of the tyres are, and if the there is anything not shown in the pictures.

Also, is there anything to look out for on this model that might be expensive to repair? I really like this one, but I would also like to make a sensible choice.

October 05, 2016, 11:12:35 PM
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Its a great car, but its the pre-facelift model. So there is no SI drive, no paddles and also no HID headlights.

Looks good though and to get back to the question :

Motors are solid with not many issues reported. About as quick as a mildly tuned XT forester. (my OB3 is anyways)

Services costs are higher, (almost 7l oil) 6 plugs etc.


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October 05, 2016, 11:13:42 PM
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Oh and the car will sit and sit up there. Offer them 85k.
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October 06, 2016, 01:20:00 AM
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Thanks Steve..maybe I will just hang on a bit for a post facelift version to pop up.
Written off my Suzuki Swift in a crash last Friday, so I will have to make a plan soonish though.
This ubering about is not exactly my cup of tea...

October 12, 2016, 03:24:46 PM
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