Should I consider buying a used one owner Subaru Outback with high milage 167,000?
Well, since no one on the web can see or drive this vehicle it is a little hard to answer. So the thing to do is pay a shop about 100.00 to 125.00 to look it over for you.
Of course you do realize if this all wheel system goes bad it will cost a small fortune to fix.
I vote no. 4 time owner, current driver of a '16 Subaru. Too many worries - head gasket + 2.5 engine issues etc.
How do you know that the OP is considering an Outback with the 2.5 liter engine?
Perhaps he is smart enough–like me–to buy one with the bullet-proof 3.6 liter six cylinder engine.
Everything has its price, and if it is priced appropriately it could be a good deal. If not, it could be a major rip-off. For example, if someone came on here and asked “Should I buy a 1988 Chevrolet Celebrity”? Most people would say “hell no”. Now if the 1988 Celebrity had low miles, was in excellent condition, and selling for $1200, then people would say “yes”. Even though it’s not a great car, most people would consider a running, driving car for $1200 to be a good deal.
Unless you tell us the asking price, and overall condition of this Outback, how on Earth could we say if it’s worth considering or not?
Here’s another vote for a pre-purchase inspection on any used car that you’re planning to buy.
Apologies for being so vague in my description of the 2010 Subarus Outback I am considering buying. It is my first time accessing Car Talk. The car is in excellent condition, both interior and body and the asking price is $5000.
Find a shop that’s familiar with Subaru’s and have it checked over. Could be a decent buy depending on how it was maintained.
If in good condition, and properly maintained, this is a good buy, even assuming it’s a 4-cylinder model, and it’s an excellent buy assuming it’s a V6 model.
No . . . too many miles
This kind of mileage only works out if YOU are the one that’s been putting on the miles, and you know for a fact that you maintained it perfectly
according to who . . . ?!
too many uncertainties
pass on this one
Spend more on a newer car with far fewer miles
Especially since it would be the only one in existence!
Subaru’s 3.6 liter six-cylinder engine is an H-6.