My dad has a buddy who is going to sell his 2012 Subaru Outback for “around $2,500". It is a CVT and has 189,000 “mostly highway miles” on the ODO. I think he used it as a commuter between Missoula and St. Ignatius MT, about a 100-120 mile round trip.

I need a car for my teenagers and am thinking this would be an excellent candidate. Even if I need to put $1,000/year into it to keep it going it pencil’s out pretty well. I need to investigate a few things like were the major services done etc.. but I think I’ll at least take a look. My biggest concern is if the cvt goes or it needs a new exhaust system with cats. That’s like $2,000 right out of the gate. The goal is to have a somewhat reliable car for the next 4 years maybe 3,000-5,000 miles a year. 

2012 boring car for your time.