Should you purchase a car that's older than 15 years even with low mileage?

20,445

Asked by Feb 09, 2016 at 04:19 PM about the 2001 Subaru Outback Limited

Question type: General

Any car that's older than 15  years has outdated technology,  resulting in a car
that's less safe than newer cars.   They frequently don't have vehicle stability
control, Bluetooth audio technology for hands free calling,   ABS was not
ubiquitous on every car in 2001 and of course,  pre collision braking.     So,   
what is your safety worth,  and is an average 10,000 miles per  car your criteria?

5 Answers

72,175

I would buy one thats 25 years and older...

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
69,585

A lot of technology today is not really all that great. The car decides for you what you can or can't do. - example - Most all wheel drive cars decide if and when they are going to give you traction or not. That mechanical full time systems are superior is proof that technology does not always make things better. Not to mention that all these "smart" systems are destined to fail and are difficult and expensive to diagnose and repair. Most tech these days takes control out of your hands and a lot of the unnecessary complications are to add a tiny bit of economy which ends up costing more in the long run due to electronic failures.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
69,585

People driving around in cars with malfunctioning electronic systems that are too complicated and expensive to repair is less safe, not more safe. I will take an old car in good shape any day over a lot of cars today.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20,445

Full_of_Regrets-- you mean this, see YouTube video, http://www.autoblog.com/2009/09/26/pics-aplenty-iihs-reveals- before-and-after-of-malibu-bel-air-cr/

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20,445

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2013/09/study- measures-crash-risk-for-clunkers/index.htm

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Should you purchase a car that's older than 15 years even with low mileage? 5 answers

    Any car that's older than 15 years has outdated technology, resulting in a car that's less safe than newer cars. They frequently don't have vehicle stability control, Bluetooth audio technology ...

    2001 Subaru Outback Limited

    -

    General

  • SAFETY- Would you purchase a car with automatic braking? 11 answers

    Many new cars now often technology to stop the car if you fail to do so. However, someone I know pointed out that if you're speeding up quickly and intend to pass and go around another car, you d...

    2015 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

    -

    General

  • Would you consider keeping your car 15 to 20 years? 4 answers

    If you purchased your car brand new, financed it for 60 months and had no car payments for next 10 to 15 years, think about how much money you could save and use for repairs, not maintenance. ...

    2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

    -

    General

  • What's an old car? Years or Mileage 11 answers

    So, what defines an old or older car, years or mileage? Some people would rather have a "rare" cream puff that's 20 years old with 80.000 miles or a much newer 5 year old car with 80.000 miles. ...

    2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

    -

    General

  • Can your car be too low mileage or how many annual miles do you drive? 2 answers

    Do you think driving less annual miles per year is saving you money on maintenance and repairs aside from routine oil changes, etc. which have to be done on a time or mileage basis?

    2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

    -

    General

Outback

Looking for a Used Outback in your area?

CarGurus has 40,407 nationwide Outback listings starting at $1,395.

ZIP:

Search Subaru Outback Questions

Subaru Outback Experts

#1 Markw1952
Markw1952
Reputation 7,380
#2 TheSubaruGuruBoston
TheSubaruGuruBoston
Reputation 2,300
#3 F_O_R
F_O_R
Reputation 2,030
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Forester
411 Great Deals out of 33,040 listings starting at $995
Used Subaru Legacy
242 Great Deals out of 12,553 listings starting at $1,399
Used Subaru Impreza
210 Great Deals out of 19,017 listings starting at $1,100
Used Honda CR-V
1,028 Great Deals out of 57,426 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota RAV4
889 Great Deals out of 64,806 listings starting at $1,990
Used Toyota 4Runner
240 Great Deals out of 19,388 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Highlander
388 Great Deals out of 26,421 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
542 Great Deals out of 43,390 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord
1,067 Great Deals out of 68,731 listings starting at $1,000
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,097 Great Deals out of 73,608 listings starting at $1,200
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
65 Great Deals out of 1,371 listings starting at $3,365
Used Ford Escape
1,346 Great Deals out of 85,069 listings starting at $950

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Subaru Outback For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 29,663 listings starting at $20,965
2016 Subaru Outback For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 1,127 listings starting at $17,955
2015 Subaru Outback For Sale
78 Great Deals out of 1,683 listings starting at $10,499
2014 Subaru Outback For Sale
49 Great Deals out of 1,572 listings starting at $8,988
2013 Subaru Outback For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 980 listings starting at $7,988

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.