cobra_commander1. They didn't in 1999...
2. a reason why buying a used Subaru is stupid
3. another reason why buying a used Subaru is stupid
4. It could. It could also easily blow a head gasket in the next 20-30k miles. That bumps the price up considerably.
Buying used subaru's is generally stupid. Smarter to buy a new one and sell it in 5 years to the idiots who buy used subaru's for way to much money.
Let's see there. I bought an 02 forester for $2000. I could throw a wrx motor in the thing, blow it, rinse and repeat several times while throwing in a new tranny, and fixing this or that and still be massively under the price of a new one.
It's gonna be old soon anyway. I think I'm generally around 40k a year. Some years a ton more cause I was always on the road, but I'm not going as far at the moment.
I see an 09 forester with 167k for $6900. So If I buy a new one for $24k I'm spending like 3k a year to own that. Im only invested 3500 ish into my car with about 90k on the motor right now. I don't see how it's a better deal to take the new car?
I mean obviously you get a new car, but it's just cheaper. You could say that having higher quality, newer parts, etc is a better value but you can buy old cars with under 100k only like 5 years old for 16-18k under the price of a new car.
I'd just rather keep my investment down. These old subarus are worth something, no new car will retain shit for it's value honestly.
If I want a new car ever I'll go for something 4-6 years old with under 100k and pay 1/5 of the value of the car on something that I should be able to get at least double the life out of.
Just my $.02