buying subaru outback 2012 2.5i limited - high mileage - problems?

Asked by Aug 24, 2019 at 06:19 PM about the 2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

Question type: General

I'm looking at a 2012 SO 2.4i Limited in CA that has ~160K miles on it
already.

the Transmission, timing belt and head gasket has been replaced at ~120K
miles 2 years ago.

How long do these replacements last and how many more years/miles do
you think this car will have left? How much do you think this is worth?

Worried about buying a car and having to do a ton of maintenance
afterwards on it.

Thanks!!

3 Answers

236,605

Use kbb.com to check the price. I would not pay more than a small premium over Blue Book price even with those repairs. My crystal ball is cloudy but I would say the car could die tomorrow or it could have another 100,000 or more miles in it.

52,625

Depends on the price, but, listen, that was only 40,000 miles ago. I think it's entirely possible for the car to go another 60,000 miles before you need a new timing belt at least. And, the car is probably good for another 100-120,000 miles. Again, it's all about condition and where else are you going to find a car with recent repairs like this. Provided they can show you the receipts for the work and everything else looks great and checks out....I say go for it.

52,625

CYM628; did you decide to skip or consider purchasing this car?

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