I'm looking at a used 2015 Outback with 51,000 miles on it. Car seems in good shape, but it has a heavy duty trailer hitch attached. That worries me. Thoughts? Thanks!

10

Asked by Oct 31, 2016 at 10:15 AM about the 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

Question type: General

9 Answers

17,225

What do you mean by "heavy duty", please be more specific.

17,225

51,000 miles is a lot for a 2015....... what's the asking price?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
10

Hi Mark. Thanks for replying. I know the trailer hitch is "one step above what the car is rated for". The combination of the hitch, which looks well used (if that's possible lol) and the 51,000 miles are certainly giving me pause. I've got them down on price to $22,500. This will be my first Subaru. Don't want to make a mistake!

10

P.S. For an additional $1500 they are willing to certify the car. I suppose that should make me feel ok with it?

51,415

There is nothing wrong with the trailer hitch being rated for higher than what the car is rated for as long as you don't tow too much weight. It is possible that the previous owner did tow a heavy trailer which is a big no-no with the CVT transmission. The "certification" is just an extended warranty!

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
51,415

That price is still high in my opinion. You are buying a two year old car with high miles. Try offering them less and see what an extended warranty would cost straight up without calling it "certification". If you do buy a warranty I would recommend the Subaru of America warranty.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
10

I think I'll take this one off my list. I'm just not comfortable with it. There's another 2015 with 14,000 miles (and no trailer hitch) that I also like. More money though. Thanks for your help.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
227,865

Hitch could have been used for a bike rack, but no way of really knowing. So pass.

3,640

Limited, Premium or Basic? Nav, EyeSight, Moonroof? Model changes valuation heavily; the latter about $600 each. That said, that's way overpriced for a Basic, a bit high for a Premium, yet cheap for a Limited...especially with the "toys" listed. Just use NADA.com (inc mileage drop) and finesse with what I stated above.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Towing with Outback Limited 2.5i, 4 cylinder 29 answers

    Is the 4 cyl rated for 2,700 lbs of towing truly capable of towing 2,100 lbs 5-6 times yearly on 400 mile long trips of continuous driving (2,500 of 12,000 mi. annually)?? Or will such towing short...

    2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

    -

    General

  • Gas Mileage? 25 answers

    How good of gas mileage will a subaru outback get?

    Subaru Outback

    -

    General

  • Can you shift faster or more smoothly as an automatic transmission? 20 answers

    Modern automatic transmissions are so sophisticated today that less than 5 percent of new cars sold in the USA have manual-transmissions . And, unlike cars from 40 years ago, a lot of these n...

    2015 Subaru Outback

    -

    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

  • Pre-owned Outback 103 answers

    I am looking for a pre-owned Outback for my wife and have $10,000.00 dollars cash to spend. I am a little limited in choices since she insists on the large "double" moonroof. I believe these are a...

    2008 Subaru Outback 3.0 R L.L. Bean Edition

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

Outback

Looking for a Used Outback in your area?

CarGurus has 31,665 nationwide Outback listings starting at $1,650.

ZIP:

Search Subaru Outback Questions

Subaru Outback Experts

#1 Markw1952
Markw1952
Reputation 5,900
#2 TheSubaruGuruBoston
TheSubaruGuruBoston
Reputation 1,760
#3 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,530
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Forester
268 Great Deals out of 24,223 listings starting at $1,500
Used Subaru Impreza
178 Great Deals out of 14,492 listings starting at $1,995
Used Subaru Legacy
197 Great Deals out of 16,461 listings starting at $800
Used Honda CR-V
695 Great Deals out of 56,128 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota RAV4
591 Great Deals out of 65,047 listings starting at $999
Used Subaru Crosstrek
40 Great Deals out of 11,298 listings starting at $19,399
Used Toyota 4Runner
285 Great Deals out of 20,386 listings starting at $1,850
Used Toyota Highlander
387 Great Deals out of 24,207 listings starting at $2,995
Used Subaru XV Crosstrek
68 Great Deals out of 2,237 listings starting at $8,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
536 Great Deals out of 37,289 listings starting at $2,900
Used Honda Accord
685 Great Deals out of 81,559 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Pilot
356 Great Deals out of 20,281 listings starting at $2,000
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
44 Great Deals out of 1,136 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
808 Great Deals out of 69,838 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Escape
1,059 Great Deals out of 91,606 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 8,841 listings starting at $28,799
2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 308 listings starting at $25,800
2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 430 listings starting at $15,000
2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 469 listings starting at $12,595
2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 339 listings starting at $10,883