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Old 15 September 2018, 07:11 PM
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Hello All

New here; based in the UK

As you can see I'm thinking about buying a Forester (2.0 petrol, manual, 2003)

My mum, bother and uncle have all had good experiences with theirs, so . . . .

Only issue with the one I've been offered (108k miles, 400) is that the diver's window doesn't work and is stuck about 2" open -- seller says it needs a new fuse but all the other electric windows work fine.

So: what to do? Buy it? Or no?

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Old 15 September 2018, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Rev-O View Post
Hello All

New here; based in the UK

As you can see I'm thinking about buying a Forester (2.0 petrol, manual, 2003)

My mum, bother and uncle have all had good experiences with theirs, so . . . .

Only issue with the one I've been offered (108k miles, 400) is that the diver's window doesn't work and is stuck about 2" open -- seller says it needs a new fuse but all the other electric windows work fine.

So: what to do? Buy it? Or no?

THANKS
if its only a fuse then yeah buy it, take the correct fuse with you and try it-if it isnt the fuse then offer less money.

worst case is it needs a new motor/switch which wont be mega anyway.
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Old 15 September 2018, 07:19 PM
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Thanks! Looks like you're not far from me in the Midlands.

Anything else I should check out or be warned about? It's had its cam belt done.

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Old 15 September 2018, 07:30 PM
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Thanks! Looks like you're not far from me in the Midlands.

Anything else I should check out or be warned about? It's had its cam belt done.

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ah yes i see your only a few mins from me.

for 400 take a gamble mate just do the usual checks like oil/water/panel gaps/tyres/any odd noises/mot history check/start from cold/start from hot etc
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Old 15 September 2018, 07:51 PM
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ah yes i see your only a few mins from me.

for 400 take a gamble mate just do the usual checks like oil/water/panel gaps/tyres/any odd noises/mot history check/start from cold/start from hot etc
Thanks. Will do.

Tyres looked good but I think on the AWD system they all have to be pretty much the same??

MOT, panels etc all OK.

You know I think I might just buy it!
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Thanks. Will do.

Tyres looked good but I think on the AWD system they all have to be pretty much the same??

MOT, panels etc all OK.

You know I think I might just buy it!
like i said mate for 400 quid you may aswell.

you got a link to the advert?
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Old 15 September 2018, 07:57 PM
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like i said mate for 400 quid you may aswell.

you got a link to the advert?
Private sale. Friend of a friend. But worth a punt I think
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Private sale. Friend of a friend. But worth a punt I think
good luck mate, get some pictures up when you can
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I've a 2002 Forester Sport with 56k miles on the clock... it's great.

It's nice sitting that bit higher up than in the Hatch STi 330s lol
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Originally Posted by Rev-O View Post
Hello All

New here; based in the UK

As you can see I'm thinking about buying a Forester (2.0 petrol, manual, 2003)

My mum, bother and uncle have all had good experiences with theirs, so . . . .

Only issue with the one I've been offered (108k miles, 400) is that the diver's window doesn't work and is stuck about 2" open -- seller says it needs a new fuse but all the other electric windows work fine.

So: what to do? Buy it? Or no?

THANKS
did you buy it or not buddy?
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Old 24 September 2018, 05:08 PM
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Hi, sorry no I passed on it. I think the tax / insurance / mpg was more than I'd bargained for. Will look out for one in future, or maybe an Outback.
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Originally Posted by Rev-O View Post
Hi, sorry no I passed on it. I think the tax / insurance / mpg was more than I'd bargained for. Will look out for one in future, or maybe an Outback.
I think you'll find an outback will be more than 400 to purchase.
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Old 24 September 2018, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by BrownPantsRacing View Post
I think you'll find an outback will be more than 400 to purchase.
Yes, no rush though. One day!
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Hi,
If you ever need any help with insurance at all then please feel free to drop me a line.
Regards,
Dan.
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