Buying a high mileage used Outback.

Asked by Aug 23, 2016 at 06:59 PM about the 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i

Question type: General

I am looking into buying a 2007 Subaru Outback
that has 200,000 miles. My question is: what
should i consider when buying this vehicle? What
are known issues, maintenance, how much will it
cost me to get the most out of it? The seller said
he had, "replaced both the rear and front catalytic
converters, replaced a head and head gasket." He
also stated that it has had regular oil changes. Any
help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

8 Answers

62,175

This is high mile,s and has allready had head work done on it,proceed with caution,could be a money pitt.

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17,235

Let's say this car was first sold in September 2006 and it's a 2007 model. Then consider that it's a car that was driven 18,000 miles per year for 11 years, then, , 200,000 miles would be high average mileage ... If it were serviced regularly and just had the work done in the last 50,000 miles, it might be worth considering? Remember, it's not so much mileage as it is time.....I would ask that you consider the price, service records and receipts, plus who is selling this car. I would consider the automatic over a manual.... but, you will have to evaluate this with the car you're looking at... In a used car, condition is everything... And, there are many high mileage Subaru cars on the road, just Google the Subaru high mileage club... Finally, a car that has already made it to 200,000 this quickly, is more likely to go another 100,000 miles... however, you should be prepared for any inconvenience.. the new head work should include the redesigned head gaskets that will not likely fail. Here's the value with this mileage, price range $2,500 to $3,000 would be a good deal.. http://www.nadaguides.com/Cars/2007/Subaru/Legacy-4- Cyl/Wagon-5D-Outback-I-AWD/Values

17,235

See this, http://www.truedelta.com/Subaru-Outback/reliability-253

3,640

Francis, I'm sorry, but you are in WAY over your head...as is Mark for even condoning your project. A 10 yr old Subie with 200k is simply NOT going to be around for another 100k...or even half that, unless a truly extraordinary specimen. I'd guess you have about a 2% chance of success. Start with a MUCH younger one. Age is NOT kind to Subies....

17,235

Well, I suppose it depends on what area of the country you live. If you live in Ernie's area, the "rust belt", then he's right, get rid of cars or don't purchase them or any other cars in the first place...if I lived in New England, I would just lease cars for three years and turn them in every 36 months.... On the other hand, if you live in Los Angeles, or Southern California, your car will last much longer...oh, it's true.... You know, Subaru's are on average one of the longest cars on the road.... And,. then there's the Subaru High mileage club...see this website and the one following, What area of the US do you live?? It makes a difference.... http://www.subaruhighmileageclub.com/miles500000.html http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/topic/70864-average-life-of- subarus/

17,235

I personally know someone who went 300,000 miles in his 2010 Subaru Outback Limited before he had an unexpected accident .....

17,235

Besides, if you can get the car for under $4,000 , I would consider it a pretty good deal...Do you disagree with this price Ernie???

17,235

Francis, let's say you only get 50,000 miles from this car but only pay $4000 tops including tax.. , that's only 12.5 cents per mile....

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