View Full Version : Should I sell? Whats a good year to buy?

11-04-2011, 08:36 PM
Hi everyone. I have a 2000 Subaru Outback with 195,000 miles on it. I've replaced the HG once and the second one has a small leak. Not worried about that. We just found out that we have a bad catalytic converter and one of the issues with it is a gas leak. Mechanic says it will have to be fixed to pass the emissions tests. So, we're thinking - is it time to trade in? We've been hearing that Subarus are not as good these days and have a friend who bought a Forest in 2010 and says it doesn't handle the snow well (which I find hard to believe cause mine goes through 3 feet of snow like nothing.....

So, my question. Should I repair or trade in? If I trade in - what year is the best?

11-05-2011, 02:16 AM
I wouldn't trade in just due to a cat...They are expensive...but a new car will bring a monthly payment + full coverage insurance.

11-07-2011, 05:31 PM
We ended up buying a 2009 outback with 13,000 miles on it. It was a good price. The steering felt fantastic again. We hadn't realized how bad the steering had gotten on the 2002.