2011 Subaru Forester with many extras!
Up for sale is our 2011 Subaru Forester Premium, stick shift, with
approx. 163.900 miles in good user condition, it drives and handles beautifully, quite a comfortable car. The Premium trim level with
all-weather package has the DOHC engine (equiped with a timing chain, not a timing belt that deteriorates with time) plus some creature comfort
features like sunroof, better sound system, heated seats, heated front
windshield and electric drivers seat.
It is a daily driver with some minor battle scars to show for it, most
notably some scratching to the front drivers side fender, see images.
The interior is intact, no rips or tears, but in used condition. It is a
non-smoker car. Overall a very serviceable and safe vehicle that with
the combination of proper winter tires, all wheel drive and the manual
transmission is akin to a mountain goat on the steep hills of
Someone posed a question about oil consumption; Please keep in mind that this is a used car, and also a Subaru. This engine type has been linked to burning some oil between changes, even in quite low mileage and newer cars; there is a lot to read up on about it if you do a Google search on "Subaru engine oil consumption". If someone tell you that their high mileage Subaru does not burn oil, then I suspect they aren't very observant... I have made a habit of checking the oil once a week; some times I have to add some, others not, it seem to be up to driving habits if it is needed or not.
Some noteworthy recent updates and extras that will accompany the car:
*) New clutch two years ago (done by Uncles Transmission, very
knowledgeable lot), and at that time we also had one of these installed
(as a preventative measure only, didn't have any trouble with it) to rectify a known Subaru weakness:; read more about it here: https://sixstarbernie.com/i-[hidden information]-pdm-tranquil-tsk1-case-saver-kit-subaru-brz-forester-impreza-outback-legacy-baja-1[hidden information].html
*) A compact quick oil drain plug from No-Spill Systems: nospillsystems.com
These quick drain plugs really make oil changes quick and easy, and with
the spin-on oil filter easily accessible form the engine compartment
you can save a lot of money doing the oil service yourself. We have
changed oil at 5000 miles intervals, and always used fully synthetic
*) A trailer hitch receiver with electrical connections and hitch ball. The car has only seen a handful local towing chores, picking up plywood at Home Depot and the like.
*) This summer we replaced the alternator and the battery.
*) A few weeks ago we had the front windshield replaced.
*) It has a RI inspection sticker good through September of 2020; transferable if you live in RI.
*) A set of very good studded winter tires on steel wheels, Firestone
Winter Force, in addition to a set of Subaru original alloys with all season
tires that is depicted with the car.
*) An almost new set of catalytic converters (genuine Subaru CA PZEV
types, not the cheaper non-PZEV generic ones, have receipt), with new
air-mass and oxygen sensors, will accompany the car, cost when I bought
them was about $1800. An explanation may be in order here… ;-)
Until very recently we actually had two 2011 Subaru Foresters, one
automatic, and the one for sale here, the stick shift. This fall the
automatic one (with 210K on the odometer) came to need new catalytic converters and oxygen/air mass
sensors in order to pass the emissions inspection. Since we liked the
car so much we bit the bullet and took the cost and bought the original
Subaru replacement parts, and the inspection went hunky dory.
A couple months after we did so someone hit that car in the rear wheel
area from the side, and the car was deemed a total loss. I suspected
that that was the way it would go, and since I still had the old cats in
the garage, I switched them out like a greased lightning before having
the car evaluated at the body shop…
So these parts aren’t needed for the car for sale here, but consider it
an extra bonus if you ever would need it in the future. They are
expensive items, but we have no need for them, so why not sweeten the
deal, a win-win in my book. A somewhat unbelievable story, but just send me a message and I can provide images of the damage to our other. It was the same color, but different trim, as of the car for sale here; didn't want to cause confusion by adding a picture in this ad as proof.
*) Lastly, four new Subaru original brake rotors, plus rear pads, will
accompany the sale. They will need to be changed soon, but there
just hasn’t been time to do it for me, too cold, too much to do, so a
small amount of TLC is left for the new owner to complete.
And as usual with private sales of used cars this has to be said; it is
sold as-is, with all issues known and unknown, no warranties given or
implied. I have tried to describe it to the best of my ability, but
should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
Clean title in hand. The car is located in Providence, RI. Also listed on the local C.L. Will assist shipper if you choose to have it shipped.
The recall for the Takata airbag has been taken care of.
No reserve. Highest bid, or $3800. Priced under median price for model and mileage with the user condition and battle scars in mind. Buy-it-now $5200. $300 PayPal, remainder in cash or bank check.