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I’m looking at a 2015 with a little factory warranty left. It has most of the options I’m looking for. I’ve seen in a few post that they don’t have the updated CVT. Is that true? Is it worth waiting for a 16 or maybe a 17 if I can find one in my budget?
I plan on buying the Subaru gold extended warranty.

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2015s glut dealers now.

if they did not put in a rebuilt transmission in that 2015 with 2016 guts.

just wait a few months for the 2016s to come back in off lease in quantity. ( 3 year, 36,000 miles).

.. with better eyesight. ? ...no CVT problems necessitating a extended warranty.

(I have been telling friends / family to just wait for the 2016s).
 

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No.

Then again - Even the 17 didnt have the things I wanted in a car.



Also - I personally rarely buy the first model year of anything. My exception is my MKVII golf / EA288. It's the last VW tdi you can get, and the only EA288 car on the MQB.
 

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Yes, I would. If it’s in my price range, depending on mileage, condition and if it appears to be well maintained, I would. It’s a Subaru. It’s been on the road three years. Get the car inspected by a good mechanic if you are unsure. Most new generation models have problems related to “infant-mortality” and not after three years of being on the road. Those issues would most likely have been resolved by now. If the dealer is reputable and appear to be square with you, I would buy the car if all things check out.


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Read this article to get some perspective...

"Subaru has begun offering an extended warranty for the automatic transmission on about 1.5 million vehicles covering a wide range of models going back to the 2010 model year. The action comes as more than 100 owners - some of who were angry or frightened - have complained to federal regulators about transmission problems causing stalling."

100 / 1,500,000 = 0.007%, or less than 1 in 100,000
 

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That's 10,000 miles per liter.
That's all well and good, but my religion doesn't allow mixing units of measure! Besides, 164 miles per cubic inch makes much more sense. :)
 

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2015 and 2016 both have Eyesight 3, it is the current version of eyesight that is still in new Subaru's today.

2013-2014 outbacks got eyesight 2.
 

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What is the difference in Eyesight between a 15 and a 16?
MY 2016 Legacy/Outback EyeSight added active Lane Keeping Assist. MY 2015 EyeSight "only" provided passive Lane Departure Warning. No other differences.
 

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Would you buy a 2015
Did and still loving it after 42k miles. Have had no issues to speak of. Windshield cracked but was replaced by Subaru last year.

Normally don't like getting first year redesign but this has easily been the best vehicle I ever owned and that's after many years of Hondas.
 
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I've got 100k hard miles on and off road on my 2015 2.5 Limited with eyesight. Love it!
 

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2015 2.5i Limited, all options, 30K. Overall reliable & very satisfied but not perfect. Cracked windshield, faulty fuel door, oil leak from "cam follower gasket" (was not using any oil). Subaru replaced all under warranty (engine needed to be pulled for gasket) w no debate. SOA has extended factory warranty on CVT to 100K.

Yes, I would buy again.
 

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Have a 2015 with eyesight 21,00 miles, no problems
Also have 2018 with 1,000 miles , information systems went dead but other than that really like to 2018 has a lot of features my Honda had that I wanted on the outback .
 
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