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Would you recommend a 2009 Impreza hatchback with 85 k miles

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Would you recommend a 2009 Impreza hatchback with 85 k miles vs a 2012 Impreza hatchback with 41 k miles or a 2013 crosstrek with 27 k miles? I am concerned about complaints on the 2012 for sudden unintended acceleration and complaints on poor slush/ice performance and fishtailing on the Crosstrek as I live in the high snow and slush area of Wisconsin
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

id go with the 09 The newer ones tend to have oil consumption issues, cvt concerns and some performance concerns, The 09 is a great performing subie and was the same basic design they used for years.. I think the 09 will give you great performance and handeling and the best for reliability.