options on buying a car for daughter 2012 subaru legacy with 98,000miles?

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  • 8 months ago

    hmmm owned a Subaru once, never again, less reliable than a Ford explorer, and used twice as much gas

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Have it inspected by a certified mechanic before considering purchase! Buying used is controlled by CONDITION!!!!

  • g
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Options? Either you do or you don't.

    The sever year old Subi could still have its integrity, Lynn, if the seller can show you proof it has be regularly and properly serviced and maintained throughout the years.

    Can the provide proof? If so, it has very good potential. If they can't, it would be high risk.

  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    You have TWO options... Buy it, or Don't.

    98,000 miles on a 7-year-old car works out to 14,000 miles per year, which is on the high end of average for a family sedan in the United States. Subaru cars are well built, safe and reliable and will last a long time if properly maintained.

    As always, have your own mechanic inspect the car BEFORE you commit to buying it.

    • Robsteriark
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      On the plus side, that mileage suggests only a couple of cold starts a day, which is vastly less harmful than a low mileage car used for loads of short journeys which often don’t allow the parts to reach full operating temperatures.

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  • nt
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    As mentioned by others, a lower mileage car is often a better bet. But they cost more.

    Subarus are not bad just not as popular as other imports like Toyota, Honda, Mazda & Hyundai. Any car from those 5 are likely to be good bets IF you take a long test drive, have a mechanic check it and have realistic expectations.

  • 8 months ago

    Does not look like a good idea to me.

  • 8 months ago

    I`d never buy a car with that much mileage.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    That is a high mileage. She will need a new engine in a year.

    • Robsteriark
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      Twaddle. Even poorly maintained Subaru engines usually last until the car gets converted into food cans.

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