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!
What do you mean by "heavy duty", please be more specific.
51,000 miles is a lot for a 2015....... what's the asking price?
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!
P.S. For an additional $1500 they are willing to certify the car. I suppose that should make me feel ok with it?
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!
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.
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.
Hitch could have been used for a bike rack, but no way of really knowing. So pass.
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.
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