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I am considering buying an 2009 3.0. Dealer asking for $13900. Any constructive comments welcome.
Is there anything I should look for ? Any tips appreciated...
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I am considering buying an 2009 3.0. Dealer asking for $13900. Any constructive comments welcome.
Is there anything I should look for ? Any tips appreciated...
Best,
Ralf
That sounds like it could be a creampuff! Hopefully the miles were put on every year and not a car that sat for a long time. Carfax,Good Mechanic inspection, etc. Be nice if carfax showed a steady timeline of services so you can rule out Speedo replacement!
 

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I dunno... It seems like a lot of money to me. The H6 is such a reliable motor, I'm not sure I'd pay such a premium for a low-mileage one. Most of the issues you'll likely see will be rubber-related, for which age has almost as much impact as use.

If you're serious, do get a thorough inspection done by a knowledgeable independent Subaru specialist and make sure he checks every bushing/arm/gasket/boot under the car.
 

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This is the end of the Gen 3 models....and as we all know, have the suspension issues with ghostwalking and such.
Be certain to run through all the heat/ac functions and make sure it's blowing out of the correct position and the correct temp.

Those are low miles! I doubt you'll have any real mechanical issues as far as motor and drivetrain.
I agree about the rubber, look the hoses over real close.

Good Luck!
 

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While I'd give a non vital organ for barely broken in one like that...they are asking a notable "low miles fee".
 
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What is ghost-walking? Can I detect the extent of it while test driving ?
There's a complete thread here on the forum.

As I understand it, ghostwalking happens mostly when you are driving in slick road conditions and the rear slides unexpectedly and uncontrollably. Lot's of theories on how to fix......
 

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Agree, last of the very popular and desired 3.0 H6 Gen 3 5EAT with low miles priced accordingly. ($32K when new)

Agree also - get it thoroughly checked and If everything checks out on it - pounce on it before someone else does.

ps Probably 5 years trouble free motoring in a 9 year old car that's done 2 years + of normal motoring (work)
A similar car in NZ for age / miles $16- $18 K
 

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too high price. you can probably get a new Subaru something at Huerbergeres for 6k more. talking brand new 2018 model no miles still in plastic wrap...for an almost 10 year old car, priced at least 5k too high maybe more.
 

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A quick check of local online classifieds is showing me some 2012-2014 3.6's with under 100k miles for the same or less money. Even some 2015/16 2.5's for a few more bucks...
 

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What is ghost-walking? Can I detect the extent of it while test driving ?
in short ghostwalking is: drifting and loosing the ass end on rain / snow in a 2005-2009.

fix: keep it aligned, toss sets of tires that are low on tread, fix any worn suspension parts,...swap rear struts to 2003 type if you want less ass end squat.

some enthusiasts put fancier aftermarket suspension parts on 2005-2009 too.

none of these fixes are the end of the world,...we call it here "maintenance".

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that said. although a 2009 H6 is a rare car, even rarer with that little miles,...price seems a bit high.

later 3.6 are better. ...better suspension, more room, a lot more torque, and run on regular 87 octane gas

vs. 91-93 like the 2001-2009 H6.
 

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Thank you all. Very helpful considerations...

Here is the link to the car on cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/717254650/overview

https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/717254650/overview/

Is the motor number the same as the VIN ? How can I make sure that parts are not swapped or the odometer is not rigged?
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Wow! That is a real nice looking vehicle! Yes, you may be paying premium end of pricing but look what you're getting - compared to the cost of a new one. If those are actual miles, you can drive that car for years!

Two additional thoughts: Make certain your insurance will replace it cost wise if it were totaled in a wreck.
Your will have to run premium gas, no compromises there.

Good Luck!
 

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Someone just posted a really nice 09 OB on this classified site. It's in the Boston area for $11,500 and it has 71K miles. You might want to jump over to that page and check it out.
Pretty close to what you're looking at - maybe not quite as nice.

I took a second look and I like the one you're already interested in better. Besides, Boston is a lot farther from you than I thought!
 

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So, have you made a decision yet?

My problem with the brand new in plastic is you loose like $3000 as soon as you drive off the lot!

I'll go the used car route. And for me, the Gen 3's are still the most attractive body style.
 
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