Mechanics

MILEAGE OR CARE

2000 Subaru Forester

Engine Performance problem
2000 Subaru Forester 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 150000 miles

I am wondering if it is better to buy a car with high miles (150,000) that looks clean and has a history of being well taken care of with one owner, or to buy a car with low miles (114,000) that you are not sure about. I am thinking of buying these cars on line and won't have a chance to test drive them. So as the subaru forester is concerned, is mileage or care more important? Thanks
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Wtw6
March 23, 2008.




Both cars are high mileage! I would NEVER buy a car without seeing and driving it first. It's a sucker's bet!

Merlin2021
Mar 23, 2008.
Dont buy online unless you can get to it to test as merlin said.

Try performing a VIN number search on each of them to see if somethings not being told to you.

What you thinking bout paying for them.
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Blackop555
Mar 23, 2008.
My problem is that I live in utah and the foresters here are on average 2000 dollars more than the foresters back east in VA, PA, and Main. I am thinking of paying 5-6000 for one that has around 100, 000 miles. I currently drive a subaru gl with 250000 miles on it, so I know subarus can go far, but I just don't know if it's wise to buy one on line with that many miles. I know the concern with buying online, but it's the AUTOtrader and they seem to have really good deals. I can contact the seller, which are usually dealers, so are there questions I can ask them? What should I look for if I do go out there? P.S. Thanks for the advice on the subaru 1988 coolent sensor. I replaced it and she runs like new! - BIll

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Wtw6
Mar 24, 2008.
Try contacting the dealership, if they have a website check it out.

Ask for the mileage, anything thats wrong with it, and a VIN number to run a search on it to see if thers something hes not telling!

Blackop555
Mar 24, 2008.

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