Car price

Asked by Jan 16, 2016 at 10:18 PM about the 2005 Subaru Outback 3.0R VDC Wagon

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

Interested in Subaru Outback but they are selling it $2500
below blue book value. Should I be concerned or
suspicious about this

11 Answers

18,075

What's the history of this car? Mileage, are they offering any repair records? What's the price? Could be a good deal? Head gaskets and transmission problems are probably your biggest concern.

4,020

Au contraire! Since there's enough money here to cover either HGs or a tranny change, the BIGGEST concern is unibody damage. Have this chariot CAREFULLY checked for such damage and prior paintwork. A redone 1/4, fender, rad support, or tail may be ok, but not always two or more contiguous surfaces. Use a body inspector, not just a mechanic...whom you should use for the mechanicals. Most 10+ yr old OBs for sale extant are in serious trouble, so indeed be careful. Mileage, repair records are unimportant at this age; CURRENT condition is all that matters. Good luck.

18,075

Ernie, let's be clear about one thing, it depends upon where this car is located. Yes, if its in the rust belt like where you are, I agree. But, if its in the Southwest or even Southern California, these issues are not significant. So, tell us, where is this car? A 10 year old car in Los Angeles has a lot of life left in it.

4,020

Mark, you're missing the big picture again: I'm discussing UNIBODY damage, not corrosion. Or maybe I didn't realize their are no collisions outside the rustbelt?

56,965

Bottom line - have the car inspected and if it is good then buy it.

18,075

Sure, but, the real question is WHO buys a vehicle that has been in an accident??? That's an obvious mistake.

4,020

Most people do...they just don't know it. Neither do their mechanics the great majority of the time. Usually not a big deal.

18,075

Ernie, I've never purchased a car that has been in an accident. Yes, I do check this out. I've got a great person here in LA who knows his stuff. I either purchase new cars or certified pre-owned vehicles with validation from a new car dealership. If they sold you a car stating that it was "never in an accident". and it turned out that it was, that would be FRAUD". Not good for them, trust me. By the way, did you see the comment and thread about the guy with the 2010 Subaru Outback with the 2.5 CVT transmission and 290,000 miles??

4,020

Mark (et al), depends upon State laws. In most of New England unannounced prior unibody damage is NOT "fraud" unless unrepaired, or explicitly stated. In the past few years "radiator (core) support" is also excluded from "unibody", as it's so easily bruised...and repaired. Secondly, no, I didn't....

18,075

Ernie, read this below, http://dealerfraud.org/previous-damage/

18,075

By the way, the comments about the 2010 Subaru Outback with 290,000 miles are here, http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/Discussion-c21664_ds686183

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Anything I can do about Bait and Switch 2 answers

    I went to a dealer that advertised a 2014 Subaru Outback Limited(My Auto Imports in Muskegon Michiga0 they advertised the price on your sight at $26500 but when I got there after contacting them the...

    2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • Would you buy a two years old or less car with 100,000 miles or more? 8 answers

    For the right price would you purchase a car that's no more than two years with 100,000 miles, with all the maintenance records? . You've got to assume that these are either all highway miles o...

    2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • What is an American car? 15 answers

    Although Subaru hails from Japan, several of their models, including the Subaru Legacy and Outback are built in the USA in Lafayette, Indiana. While there are still some "American cars" still ...

    2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • How do rate 2.5 vs. 3.6 Subaru Touring Outback? Price diff is quite substantial! 10 answers

    I've test driven both Touring models and don't see significant difference; but, I wonder how the 2.5 will do when I travel the West Va. mountains. I will not be towing anything with this SUV.

    2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • What's your price on safety? 12 answers

    At what point do you start thinking of changing out your car for a newer model, not necessarily a brand new car, but, a late model with stability control, ABS, front and side curtain airbags, Blueto...

    2010 Subaru Outback

    -

    General

Outback

Looking for a Used Outback in your area?

CarGurus has 36,225 nationwide Outback listings starting at $1,799.

ZIP:
Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Search Subaru Outback Questions

Subaru Outback Experts

#1 Markw1952
Markw1952
Reputation 6,300
#2 TheSubaruGuruBoston
TheSubaruGuruBoston
Reputation 1,890
#3 F_O_R
F_O_R
Reputation 1,480
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Forester
314 Great Deals out of 26,926 listings starting at $1,995
Used Subaru Impreza
189 Great Deals out of 16,957 listings starting at $1,800
Used Subaru Legacy
251 Great Deals out of 16,568 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda CR-V
805 Great Deals out of 59,894 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota RAV4
627 Great Deals out of 70,442 listings starting at $2,350
Used Toyota 4Runner
278 Great Deals out of 20,855 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Highlander
339 Great Deals out of 25,818 listings starting at $2,900
Used Honda Accord
779 Great Deals out of 87,931 listings starting at $1,150
Used Toyota Tacoma
515 Great Deals out of 39,798 listings starting at $1,995
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,054 Great Deals out of 73,943 listings starting at $950
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
37 Great Deals out of 1,174 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Pilot
353 Great Deals out of 21,075 listings starting at $2,199
Used Toyota Camry
817 Great Deals out of 90,808 listings starting at $850

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Subaru Outback For Sale
30 Great Deals out of 27,224 listings starting at $23,388
2016 Subaru Outback For Sale
62 Great Deals out of 1,084 listings starting at $16,990
2015 Subaru Outback For Sale
77 Great Deals out of 1,453 listings starting at $12,885
2014 Subaru Outback For Sale
56 Great Deals out of 1,587 listings starting at $9,995
2013 Subaru Outback For Sale
35 Great Deals out of 927 listings starting at $8,990