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Introduction / New to brand
« Last post by Zulu on Today at 04:09:06 AM »
Hi guys

I have taken an interest in the Subaru brand. Yesterday I made an offer on a 2012  Forester S Edition with 137 000 km's. They are asking for R225k. Is this a fair price. Vehicle seems to be in good condition. Anything I should look out for when I do a mechanical assessment? Any recalls relating to airbags, brakes (disc & pads), service history, owners, notes - major repairs, exhaust system, turbo function test, oil leaks, compression testing, coils & shocks, transmission function test & lubrication, vehicle registration history, tyres, aircon (blower & heater), chain or belt?

We have always owned Toureg's. My wife threatened me with Uber/Taxify if it disappoints me.

Thanks
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Suspension / Re: SH Rear Suspension (Again)
« Last post by barrytemp on July 17, 2018, 09:47:05 PM »
For pricing, see my tread starting post.
Entry level bc was R13k (if I remember).
There was about R100 per side difference between KYB and OEM, KYB had 3 year warranty vs OEM 1 year, so I went for KYB
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General Chat / Re: maitenace plan XV
« Last post by daca on July 16, 2018, 10:25:00 PM »
thanks to all for your valuable advice will not take 4yr maintenance plan
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General Chat / Re: maitenace plan XV
« Last post by Bravofox on July 16, 2018, 07:32:20 PM »
I personally also would not do it.
Bravo, in my Forester's handbook it states that if the vehicle is often used on dusty roads the air-filter MUST be replaced at every service. Thus Subaru replaced mine for free. I however do not know about the requirements for your Outback.
My Outback's manual also states this, and I live on a farm. Have taken it up with the Dealership and Subaru SA. I must pay for it out of my pocket if it is not on the schedule. Was given the excuse of "all manufactures work this way" and "That is how maintenance plans work". The manual also states that the CVT fluid must be replaced at 45'000km if used on dusty roads. Guess what they told me?  I will be enjoying my Outback for a couple of years as it will be my 6th and last Subaru.
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General Chat / Re: maitenace plan XV
« Last post by jbh on July 16, 2018, 01:21:03 PM »
I personally also would not do it.
Bravo, in my Forester's handbook it states that if the vehicle is often used on dusty roads the air-filter MUST be replaced at every service. Thus Subaru replaced mine for free. I however do not know about the requirements for your Outback.
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General Chat / Re: maitenace plan XV
« Last post by JPC on July 16, 2018, 10:43:33 AM »
new to this site new xv want to extend maintenance to 4yrs 105000km will only do 7000km per yr therefore about 32000km after 4yrs is it adviseable and cost effective.Cost of plan  R11000. Can members help and give indication if it is worth it

nope, not worth it. as Bravo said, put that R11k in bank that will gain interest, thereafter you can use for services. think about it this way, you paying R11k for one extra service!
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General Chat / Re: maitenace plan XV
« Last post by Bravofox on July 16, 2018, 09:48:54 AM »
I don't think that is cost effective. I do 15000km a year and the 3 years are up and only got 3 of the possible 5 services on my normal plan. They also do not replace stuff like dirty air and cabin filters if it is not part of the schedule and it is for your own account. You are better of saving that R11'000 and pay for the services yourself. The 5 year warranty on new models should cover you if something breaks. Just remember stuff like the radio is only covered for one year. I learned this the hard way.
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Parts and Accessories For Sale / 2005 XT shocks and springs for sale
« Last post by GB on July 15, 2018, 09:58:34 PM »
Hi guys (again),

Selling my OEM springs and shocks (210K done on them).

Make me an offer.

FYI I'm in Cape Town

Regards
Gareth
0827785540
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Parts and Accessories For Sale / 2005 XT exhaust for sale
« Last post by GB on July 15, 2018, 09:53:52 PM »
Hi guys,

Selling my exhaust from my 2005 XT.

Make me an offer.

CAT not included it as it is being sold separately.

Regards
Gareth
0827785540
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Introduction / maitenace plan XV
« Last post by daca on July 14, 2018, 10:43:33 PM »
Hi to all first time new XV owner can members advice if it is cost effective and worth it to extend maintenance plan to 4 yrs/105000km cost R11000 will do about 7000km annually so approximately 32000 in 4 yrs Thanks for any advise
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