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Old 09-18-2014, 08:46 AM   #1
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Let's say you want to buy a used Subaru...

Not for me, but someone else.

I believe the NE has a premium on used Subaru prices. What states are best to look in?

I'm interested in both private sale and dealers.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:07 AM   #2
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Does your "friend" want to buy a used BRZ? Does he miss it?
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:09 AM   #3
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Find the state with highest lesbian population. Then find the state with the lowest number of head gasket failures and Bob's your uncle.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:26 AM   #4
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:50 PM   #5
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Does your "friend" want to buy a used BRZ? Does he miss it?
I miss that car.
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:33 PM   #6
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Not for me, but someone else.

I believe the NE has a premium on used Subaru prices. What states are best to look in?

I'm interested in both private sale and dealers.
DO NOT look in Colorado. They want $3,500 below new sticker for a two year old one with 50k on the clock. http://www.monumentmotors.com/ But selling like hotcakes.
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Old 09-18-2014, 04:46 PM   #7
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I bought my 99 obw here in the Wisco. If I had not been watching craigslist in the 3 minutes after it got posted I would have missed it. Guy had 5 calls in 20 minutes. I just happened to be first. So don't look here either :)


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Old 09-18-2014, 05:27 PM   #8
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I bought my 99 obw here in the Wisco. If I had not been watching craigslist in the 3 minutes after it got posted I would have missed it. Guy had 5 calls in 20 minutes. I just happened to be first. So don't look here either :)


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Thanks. This is difficult. I can't believe the prices people ask (and can't believe what I have let my Subarus go for ).

This is actually for my Nephew, who is now 16. Of course he wants an STI.

I'm steering him towards an Impreza. A clean 2001 without head gasket leaks would be great.

I'm trying to convince him Imprezas are cool, so the post up thread doesn't help!.

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Old 09-18-2014, 05:29 PM   #9
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Lots of lesbians are cool! Lately my 17 year old daughter is driving my sube, so I get plenty if mileage out of that joke.

The head gasket thing can be worked through. I use sube fluid plus their additive and change it annually. So far so good.


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Old 09-18-2014, 11:34 PM   #10
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I'm steering him towards an Impreza. A clean 2001 without head gasket leaks would be great.
As long as you steer clear of the 2.5L engines from that era, you shouldn't have to worry much about the head gaskets. Many (most?) Imprezas had the smaller (2.2L) engine.
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Old 09-19-2014, 04:41 AM   #11
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Try looking in the southeast. There is little interest in bama for subaru's. Mainly cause there is very little snow. Also we don't salt the roads so rust is generally a non issue.


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Old 09-19-2014, 06:44 AM   #12
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Pm jayrider. He sells these things. I'm on my second Forrester and love it
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:55 AM   #13
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I'd say start in MD and work south from there. I bought a new 2013 forester in MD for about $5000 off retail, I assume the used market will follow suit. Unless you're looking for a WRX, those seem to hold their value pretty well.
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:07 AM   #14
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Yes. Anywhere without lots of ski areas/snow. Or where it snows and people are in denial about it (Eastern PA, NJ, etc).


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Old 09-19-2014, 07:54 AM   #15
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http://www.carconnectioncars.com/

Great guy and good prices. I bought a 96 Outback 5-speed (2.2l) from him with 130,000 miles in 2003 for $4500. He always has good deals and some pricier models. Mostly deals in used Subarus.

Bill sells the cars and his brother is the mechanic. Very good people.
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