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Old 06-17-2015, 04:42 PM   #1
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Why are there so many Used Foresters with only 2000-4000 miles?

I am interested in buying a new Forester. I like the 3171DS. In researching these I notice that there are a lot of Forester being sold used with 2000-4000 miles on them. It has me thinking that there may be something wrong with the Forester. What do you all think??

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Old 06-17-2015, 05:00 PM   #2
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That's news to us. We special ordered ours, have 14,000 miles on it, and haven't had one problem with the chassis. The workmanship was lacking in some areas; however, that was all rectified within the first year. Love it!! Now, if you're talking about the Forester MBS, don't know much about that. Ours is a Class C.
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:16 PM   #3
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We saw several low mileage, non-MBS, units while we were looking. The most common reason I've heard for this is lots of short trips, out to the local lake every weekend, or it just didn't get used much. From what I've seen there are a lot of folks who buy a small Class B or Class C units who don't really understand what they are getting in to!

I suspect you would see the exact same scenario with travel trailers if they had odometers to show their mileage...
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:47 PM   #4
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You have to look at the old birds like me that think they want to keep going and find out they cannot cut the mustard anymore. RESELLS ARE HUGE
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:12 PM   #5
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I am interested in buying a new Forester. I like the 3171DS. In researching these I notice that there are a lot of Forester being sold used with 2000-4000 miles on them. It has me thinking that there may be something wrong with the Forester. What do you all think??

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Some rental company's sell off their rental units after one year that may be one reason, I have a Forester with over 12000 kms on it and so far,touch wood , haven't had a problem with chassis, coach part different story.But nothing that can't be fixed.
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Old 06-17-2015, 07:27 PM   #6
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Their previous owners loved them so much that they wanted everyone to have the chance to own one... they bit the bullet and let someone else have a turn.

Not everyone has the chance to take of on a cross country trip. A few weekends here and there within a couple hours of home doesn't crank over a lot of miles.
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Some people THINK having a camper is a good idea, until they have one and end up not using it or have a near death experience. Others don't do enough homework to find out what they really need until after they have one, and decide to make the switch. Either way, it means you get a fairly new rig without the immediate depreciation.
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:31 AM   #8
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We found this to be true as well. Our local dealer has two used forester 3051s units in stock. A 2013 with 2000 miles and a 2014 with 3000 miles. Our salesman claimed to not know why.

PS. They were priced like new RVs not like used RVs.
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:55 AM   #9
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My 2013 3051 had several small issues that I had to work through but overall its a really nice 32 Ft Class C RV. I've owned Class C RVs for many years and I can tell you my Forester is built very well!


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We found this to be true as well. Our local dealer has two used forester 3051s units in stock. A 2013 with 2000 miles and a 2014 with 3000 miles. Our salesman claimed to not know why.

PS. They were priced like new RVs not like used RVs.

One can ask a simple question of the dealer: is this a unit taken in on trade, bought at auction or consignment?
Won't tell you WHY, but you will know the source. If you buy with an extended warranty, based upon YOUR RESEARCH, not relying on the dealer's recommendation solely, you eliminate a lot of anxiety.
My guess is what others have stated is 80%. Wrong unit or B, C class vs A or vice versa. Divorce, $$$$ more than planned....job change...family considerations and on and on....
The other 20%, frustration.
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