How much research do you do before purchasing a car?

21,745

Asked by Jul 24, 2015 at 12:44 AM about the 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

Question type: General

Maybe you just lease for three years?  You don't ever have to worry about serious repairs because you're in essence renting the car and have the option of turning it in?  
Its not just the right model,  but, the best year as well,  like a bottle of fine wine.  
Are all the reports online really that revealing of what you're going to get?
And, what do you do if the car had a stellar reputation just a few years back and you wind up with a disappointing disaster on your hands?

1 Answer

76,755

I bought my 2015 Forester and did a lot of research before hand. Unfortunately for me, since I bought it there have been two lawsuits filed over the oil consumption issue which I now have along with the other unfortunate Subaru buyers. Now I see all kinds of references on the web to this problem which I did not see before. I had planned on keeping this car for 200k miles but now am contemplating dumping it after just a few months. The oil consumption issue is not going to go away in my opinion because it is the result of irrational government mileage mandates.

Your Answer

Outback

Looking for a Used Outback in your area?

CarGurus has 34,375 nationwide Outback listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Subaru Outback Experts

  • #1
    Markw1952
    Reputation
    7,990
  • #2
    TheSubaruGuruBoston
    Reputation
    2,610
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    2,370
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Forester
408 Great Deals out of 34,020 listings starting at $1,295
Used Subaru Impreza
182 Great Deals out of 19,474 listings starting at $2,200
Used Subaru Legacy
218 Great Deals out of 14,507 listings starting at $2,449
Used Honda CR-V
811 Great Deals out of 54,677 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota RAV4
823 Great Deals out of 51,119 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
297 Great Deals out of 21,852 listings starting at $1,700
Used Toyota Highlander
451 Great Deals out of 27,490 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Tacoma
624 Great Deals out of 42,905 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
895 Great Deals out of 70,648 listings starting at $1,045
Used Toyota Camry
1,040 Great Deals out of 72,498 listings starting at $295
Used Honda Accord
1,115 Great Deals out of 61,915 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Pilot
475 Great Deals out of 30,296 listings starting at $1,444
Used Ford Escape
1,062 Great Deals out of 87,255 listings starting at $1,088

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
6,263 listings starting at $29,610
2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 3,371 listings starting at $22,983
2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 507 listings starting at $21,900
2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 684 listings starting at $15,997
2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 526 listings starting at $11,999

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.