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Explain. (This is for my brother) And budget is not that high. Maybe a new premium without sunroof, still a little high.
 

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Explain. (This is for my brother) And budget is not that high. Maybe a new premium without sunroof, still a little high.
You could negotiate on a new OB and get close to those prices. Much better suspension on the 2013's is worth the extra $$ to get.

I traded my 2012 to get the 2013 with improved suspension b/c it was so bad.
 

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Max total price is 26k out the door incl. tax.
 

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2013= Timing chain/w oil filter on top, 2012= timing belt/w filter on bottom. Newest gen CVT. What state are you in? TTL?
 

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Max total price is 26k out the door.
Is that in Wilmington, DE (0% sales tax) or Seattle, WA (9.5% sales tax)?

Paying cash? If not, what about interest rates on new versus used?

...what's the highest price that I can't prove that I can't afford?

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Explain. (This is for my brother) And budget is not that high. Maybe a new premium without sunroof, still a little high.
Should be able to get a 2013 premium w/o the sunroof for about $25k (CVT model).
 

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You’re here, buying at the OB level/price. Accounting-101… If you can’t afford it, you can’t – pretty straightforward.<O:p</O:p
For a (very) late ’12 model, a Ltd… Your best bet is a brand-new 2013 Prem CVT. Sunroof required, get an Impreza.<O:p</O:p
As for belt vs. chain, maybe we should talk 2.5 vs. 3.6.<O:p</O:p
 

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Timing chain v/s timing belt should save over $1000 in maintenance cost (if done by the dealer).
Yep, in theory, a timing chain could be designed to be almost bulletproof,
whereas a belt might fail, or need to be replaced, before you sell the car.

In practice, I've had two engines destroyed by timing-thingy failures --
both cars bought new and meticulously maintained, and both deceased
before 100k miles -- both due to timing chains skipping a sprocket tooth.

"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
But in practice, there is."

- Yogi Berra

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