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Help me setup an auction to buy a Forester

emankcinemankcin Member Posts: 1
I originally want to buy a Honda Fit but since I moved to Central Oregon I would need a vehicle with AWD. I like the good value Forester represent.

I want to setup an email bidding auction with the dealer to get best price. I need the car soon because I'm currently without a car and am having a rental now. Everyday I wait it's costing me money.

I only want to buy a base 2.5X because it's cheaper. What other nice features and packages I should include with my Forester?

Is it better to buy a 2010 or 2011?

Any advices? Thanks!


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    ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587

    * timing chain so no belt to worry about (saves on maintenance cost too)
    * easy-swap oil filter
    * +1mpg for more, lower cost over time
    * no big price increase

    It may cost a tad more, but resale will be better.
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    xwesxxwesx Member Posts: 16,836
    I agree - go with the 2011. As for options, I would personally opt for the roof rack rails. There are several Subaru dealers in Oregon that advertise prices at or near invoice, so you shouldn't have too much of a problem getting a decent deal. You could also take a quick trip up to Seattle and get one for under invoice.
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250
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