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Old 05-08-2013, 05:31 PM   #1
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So with my oil consumption gettinf worse and worse, its looking like.i'll be getting a new short block soon.. and a few people have suggested that it would be better to.trade it in rather than get a new engine. They suggest getting a new engine not being paired with everything else and not being factory put in it will really.kill my resale.. opinions?
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:56 PM   #2
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Do whatever won't put you upside down on a loan or in a financial bind
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:51 PM   #3
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If you trade it in, youll take a hit anyway because the dealership isnt gonna give you $20k towards it. If youre going to sell the car, you're better off with private sale.

With a new engine, would soa renew your warranty?

If your engine was replaced at 35,500 miles, does that mean the new engine only has a 500 mile warranty?
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:02 PM   #4
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I would say if you can sell it as I'd you may save yourself the hassle of everything that comes when you replace the engine. I did that with an older car and buried myself in it for a good while.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:49 PM   #5
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If you trade it in, youll take a hit anyway because the dealership isnt gonna give you $20k towards it. If youre going to sell the car, you're better off with private sale.

With a new engine, would soa renew your warranty?

If your engine was replaced at 35,500 miles, does that mean the new engine only has a 500 mile warranty?
They don't renew the warranty thats what scares me, plus i cant imagine having a dealership worker installing a new engine ... i owe 14 and i.got it appraised at ford and they were going to.give me 12, so idk, ive never traded in a brand new car before lol
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:59 PM   #6
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Hey man, unfortunately I'm in the same boat as you. I'm on track for an engine replacement/rebuild because of my oil consumption and am considering trading or selling before going through all that crap. I currently owe just over 16 thousand and have 30k miles on my year old Impreza. I'm thinking I may get enough to break even from a private sale... maybe. I originally planned on keeping this car for at least 3 years, but would like to dump it sooner cause of the engine situation.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:59 AM   #7
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If it were me, I'd take the short block replacement and see how it goes. I wouldn't trade/sell the car before the job was even done; I would only consider that if the short block replacement didn't work out.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:46 AM   #8
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:49 AM   #9
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I've been thinking of trading mine in too.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:18 AM   #10
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I've been thinking of trading mine in too.
Yes, but your situation is especially frustrating because you're stuck in that "gray zone" where your oil consumption is high, but not high enough to qualify for a short block replacement (although a consumption test is needed to confirm this).

But for people who do qualify for a short block, I wouldn't throw in the towel until I've received the new engine and found that my problem wasn't solved by that.

I'm guessing that most short block replacements solve the problem perfectly.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:44 AM   #11
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:41 PM   #12
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So with my oil consumption gettinf worse and worse, its looking like.i'll be getting a new short block soon.. and a few people have suggested that it would be better to.trade it in rather than get a new engine. They suggest getting a new engine not being paired with everything else and not being factory put in it will really.kill my resale.. opinions?
Thanks.guys
Log onto my Subaru dot com and see what the GTP value is for your car. That would be a starting point IMO.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:14 PM   #13
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They don't renew the warranty thats what scares me, plus i cant imagine having a dealership worker installing a new engine ... i owe 14 and i.got it appraised at ford and they were going to.give me 12, so idk, ive never traded in a brand new car before lol
That sucks.

If thats the only reason you want to get rid of it, then id say keep it with the new engine, you might be worrying for nothing.

If this car is not what you want, get rid of it.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:48 PM   #14
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They gave me 18500 towards a 2013 wrx.. great deal, lower apr too
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