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2009 Subaru Forester | WELL MAINTAINED - $3,700 (Hillcrest Binghamton)

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condition: excellent
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: gas
odometer: 209242
paint color: silver
title status: clean
transmission: manual
For general specs on the vehicle see https://www.cars.com/research/subaru-forester-2009/ and select trim level 2.5 X.

Five-speed manual transmission. All wheel drive. Spacious interior.

Vehicle comes from a very caring, non-smoking, geriatric driver.

Tires are all season and tread is better than good. In case of an unrepairable flat, I have a fifth tire that I will include with the sale. The spare in the back is an actual tire, not a donut.

DuraLast Gold battery is date marked Jan 2023 (3-year replacement warranty via Autozone). Got it tested recently at Autozone so I could also get a load test performed on the alternator. As expected, no issues with either.

Vehicle will come with two fobs and a spare key.

Things I love about this vehicle:
Driving a stick-shift is a lost art and full of benefits no one realizes, like the added mpg's, the additional control over the vehicle (especially nice during winter driving), and the highly active driving experience which makes it very difficult to use your phone while you drive so you instinctively do not use your phone while behind the wheel (what a concept) -- manuals are the cats pajamas, period.
The oversized sunroof when the sun is out is just oh so sweet.
The safety aspects that no one really talks about, like the visibility out the back and side windows -- its panoramic and feels very reassuring to check with your own eyes that no one is in a blind spot.
Airbags galore in this vehicle, like side and curtain protection, really add to the comfort of knowing you will be okay if something really awful happens out on the road.
The audio system was upgraded when the front driver and passenger door's stock speakers were replaced with Rockford Fosgate R165X3 3-way full-range speakers.
Want to tow a light trailer, bike rack, or utility platform? Enjoy that Curt trailer hitch (class 2, 1-1/4” receiver) that comes with the vehicle!
The list goes on... but let's keep it moving here.

This vehicle has long been great to me and my family. We all called her Simmi. We took good care of her and she reciprocated. Needed repairs have never been deferred.

There is nothing wrong or broken with the vehicle, just minor cosmetic issues (rust and peeling pain at worst is minimal). The vehicle's overall condition is excellent, if not very good.

Notable repair replacements: clutch, head gasket, timing belt, water pump, airbags (only recall that the dealer told me about and I'm on their list), and very recently the exhaust and brakes. Also of note, premium plugs and wires were installed ~30k miles ago--they are rated for 100k miles.

Not interested in broadcasting my VIN on craigslist but I will share with prospective buyers when needed. In the meantime, please see those screen shots in the photos for VIN-related historical data.

Pricing and sale info:
While generating the Kelley Blue Book value of the vehicle, it was difficult to choose the condition because it falls between very good and excellent, if not excellent. That is how the price landed at the high-end of the very good range -- see screen shots in the photos for pricing background.
Selling as is and cash only.

Meeting details:
Monday-Friday location will be Port Dickinson Community Park, 821 Brandywine Hwy, Binghamton, NY 13901
Saturday and Sunday location: Schneider's Market parking lot, 869 US-11, Kirkwood, NY 13795

Communication:
If you reply to post and send me a message through the anonymous craigslist email relay and you do not receive a reply from me within 36 hours, I did not in fact receive your original message and something went wrong with the email relay. I say this with confidence because I always reply quite quickly to each and every message I receive. So, if you are not hearing back from me, p*l*z* e*m*a*i*l* 1*9*9*3*.*2*4*0*.*v*o*l*v*o*@*g*m*a*i*l*.*c*o*m* but be sure to remove the *s

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