For Sale by Owner, Near Cleveland, Ohio

2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited with 5-Speed Manual Transmission

49,7XX miles, One Owner, Dealer/Self Serviced

No Accidents, Non-Smoker, Adult Driven, Shell/Sunoco 93

Offered at a fairly firm $15,000

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This 3rd generation Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited was the highest option level offered with a 4-cylinder engine, and only available in this configuration during 2008 and 2009. The following year, the Outback was completely redesigned more as a typical SUV than the wagon design loved by Subaru fans over the years. Finding a low mileage XT turbo with a manual transmission is uncommon. Nationally, there are currently none listed on cars.com, and six on Autotrader (four if only including 2008), most with two to three times the mileage of this car.

The Basics:
2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited (turbocharged)
- Obsidian Black Pearl - 5 Speed Manual Transmission

Factory/Dealer Installed Options:
- Auto-Dimming Mirror/Compass w/Homelink
- Floor Mats
- Winter Floor Mats
- Rear Cargo Net
- Rear Cargo Tray

Interior Improvements:
- Rear Dome/Reading Light
- WeatherTech DigitalFit Floor Liners (front only)
- LED Interior lighting conversion
- TapTurn Signal Module
- LED Cargo Area Lighting
- LED Liftgate Flood Lights
- Dash Cubby GPS Mounting Plate

Cosmetic/Convenience Improvements:
- Liftgate completely debadged
- Smoked 3rd Brake Light and Back-Up Lights
- LED Backup and License Bulbs
- High Output Low and High Headlight Bulbs
- Redline Tuning QuickLIFT Elite Hood Strut
- RallyArmor UR Mud Flap Set (black/gray)
- Primitive Racing Skid Plate

- 2011 Forester XT wheels for all-terrain tires
- KYB Excel-G OE Replacement Struts (2004 in rear for better load carrying)
- 3/4" Paranoid Fabrications Strut Spacers
- Yokohama 215-60-17 Geolandar A/T-S Tires

- Hidden Hitch 2" Class III Receiver Hitch

Dealer replaced all four sets of brake pads and rotors - March 2015
Replaced original battery with new Interstate battery - September 2015
Replaced all four struts, and added 3/4" strut spacers - September 2015
Added trailer hitch, skid plate, LED lights, hood struts, TapTurn module, WeatherTech mats, and mud flaps - September 2015
Replaced original wheels and tires with 2011 Forester XT wheels and Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S tires - September 2015
Dealer replaced both front axles - October 2015

The Good:
The interior is nearly flawless. The carpet, leather seating, dash, interior panels, etc. show no signs of wear. There was a small repair done on a rear seat bolster by an interior professional, and it is almost invisible. The audio system works perfectly, the air conditioner blows cold and the heater works great. The heated seats heat up quickly. No one has ever smoked in this car, ther have neve been small children in it, and rarely has any food been eaten in the car. The interior and cargo area were just professionally cleaned.

Under the hood, the gas struts are a wonderful improvement over the prop rod that came on the car. The new battery will ensure years of reliable starts. There have never been any performance modifications done on this car, and it hasn't been driven in a "racy" fashion. I was 54 when I bought the car, and could count on one hand the number of other people who have driven it. The engine compartment was just professionally cleaned.

The Bad:
There is a quarter size ding above the gas filler where I backed into a trash can handle, a door ding on the driver's side rear door, and there are some scuffs on top of the rear spoiler where I dragged the roof basket. There are minor scuffs on the front and rear bumper. There are some minor scratches on the sides from branches. The roof rack rails have flaking paint. There is a small pea-sized stone chip on the roof just behind the windscreen that is starting to show some rust. There is no other rust anywhere on the body. The headlights are starting to get cloudy, and could use a polishing.

Sale includes:
- Four original wheels and tires in fair/poor condition
- Original rear dome light without reading light
- Original floor mats
- Original incandescent interior light bulbs
- A pair of brand new Hella Supertone horns and Subiguy mounting bracket - never installed
- Two original headlight high beam bulbs
-Spare Subaru brand oil Filter and drain plug crush washer
- Spare Cargo Cover rear section
- Original hood prop rod
- Original removed liftgate badging
- A Thumb Drive containing service history, receipts, users manual, factory service manual, various instructions and documents on accesories, hints, tips, etc, gleaned from forums over the years.

My name is Steve, and you can contact me directly at steve.sells.his.stuff@gmail.com

- 2.5-liter DOHC intercooled, turbocharged aluminum-alloy 16-valve 4-cylinder horizontally opposed boxer engine with Active Valve Control System.
- Horsepower: 243 hp @ 6,000 rpm
- Torque (lb.-ft.): 241 lb-ft @ 3,600 rpm

- SI-Drive performance management system enables three distinctively different modes of vehicle performance characteristics by regulating the engine control unit (ECU), and by fine-tuning the electronically controlled throttle.

- AWD: Continuous All-Wheel Drive utilizes a viscous-type locking center differential and limited-slip rear differential with torque distribution normally configured at a 50/50-split front-to-rear.

- Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) stability control utilizes sensors which constantly monitor wheel speed, steering angle, brake pressure, vehicle yaw rate and lateral g-forces. If VDC detects a difference between the driver's intended path and the one the vehicle is actually taking, VDC applies braking power and/or reduces engine torque to help correct vehicle path. VDC also incorporates an all-wheel, all-speed Traction Control System (TCS) which senses a loss of traction and applies braking force to the slipping wheel or wheels as necessary to maintain vehicle motion.

- Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.9 gallons
- Fuel Economy (city/highway) premium unleaded gasoline (91 octane): 18/24 mpg

- Suspension: 4-wheel independent heavy-duty raised suspension. Front: Strut-type with lower L-arm. Rear: Multilink. Front and rear stabilizer bars.
- Brakes: 4-wheel disc, ventilated front. 4-channel, 4-sensor ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) .
- Steering: Engine-speed-sensing power-assisted rack-and-pinion. Steering Ratio: 16.5:1. Turns lock-to-lock: 3.2.
- Turning circle, curb-to-curb: 35.4 ft.
- Wheels: 17 x 7.0-inch 5-spoke aluminum-alloy. Silver finish.
- Tires: 225/55 R17 95V M+S all-season

Interior Features
- 8-way power heated driver seat and 4-way power heated front-passenger seat, both with manually adjustable lumbar support
- Performance-design front seats
- Rear center armrest
- 60/40-split flat-folding rear seatback
- Leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel with audio system, SI-Drive Sport Sharp mode, cruise control, and multifunction screen controls
- Manually adjustable tilt/telescoping steering column
- Leather-wrapped manual transmission shifter handle
- eather-trimmed upholstery
- Titanium-metallic trim with Chestnut woodgrain-patterned accents
- Titanium-metallic trim with Elm woodgrain-patterned accents
- Power front and rear windows with driver's auto-down
- Integrated key fob with lock, unlock and panic functions
- Electronically controlled cruise control
- Dual cup holders in center console with retractable lid. Retractable dual rear cup holders.
- Sun visors with extenders and illuminated vanity mirrors. Dual overhead map lights.
- In-dash storage compartment
- Center console with armrest, 12-volt power outlet and enclosed storage compartment
- 12-volt power outlet in cargo area
- Cargo-area-concealed under-floor storage tray. Dual grocery bag hooks. Concealed storage compartments and 4 tiedown hooks in cargo-area side panels.
- Retractable/removable cargo-area cover. Removable cargo-area tray.
- 100-watt 6-speaker audio system with 6-disc in-dash CD changer, MP3/WMA capability and SRS WOWŞ 3D audio enhancement
- Auxiliary audio jack for portable media players. XM¨ or SIRIUS¨ Satellite Radio capability.2
- Analog speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature and fuel gauges
- Sport-design electroluminescent lighting
- Gauge needles full-sweep on start-up
- Digital odometer and automatic transmission (when equipped) shift-position indicator
- Digital trip computer displaying fuel economy, driving range, digital clock, journey time, birthday/anniversary reminder, ambient temperature, road surface freeze warning, and selected SI-DRIVE system mode (Intelligent, Sport or Sport Sharp)
- Dual-zone automatic digital climate control system with controls for temperature, 6-speed fan, airflow direction, cabin air filtration, automatic mode and CFC-free air conditioning
- Keyless entry system with cargo-area unlock and answer-back electronic chirp
- Antitheft security system with engine immobilizer and answer-back electronic chirp

Exterior Features:
- Projector-beam low-beam and multireflector high-beam headlights
- Fog lights
- Functional hood scoop (feeds turbocharger intercooler)
- Body-color door handles and side mirrors
- Body-color side mirrors with integrated turn signals
- Heated side mirrors and windshield wipers de-icer
- Two-speed windshield wipers with variable intermittent mode
- Single-speed rear window wiper with fixed intermittent mode and de-icer
- Splash guards
- Aluminum-alloy rear gate with integrated spoiler
- Black-finish raised roof rails
- Crossbars with 100 lbs. capacity
- Panoramic tilt/sliding dual-panel moonroof

- Wheelbase/Length: 105.1 in./189 in.
- Width/Height: 69.7 in./63.2 in. (61.6 in. without crossbars)
- Track (front/rear): 58.9 in./58.7 in.
- Ground clearance (at curb weight): 8.7 in.
- Headroom (front/rear): 38.7 in./37.1 in.
- Legroom (front/rear): 44.1 in./33.9 in.
- Shoulder room (front/rear): 54.4 in./53.7 in.
- Curb weight: 3,535 lbs.
- Passenger volume: 92.6 cu. ft.
- Cargo volume: 33.5 cu. ft./65.4 cu. ft. (with rear seat lowered)
- Maximum towing capacity: 2,700 lbs.

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