Mercury (Hobart) - Motoring - - COVER STORY -

DU­RA­TION: Varies by model — Lib­erty, Forester and Outback are 3 years/75,000km; Im­preza and XV are 3 years/37,500km. Pay as you go for in­di­vid­ual ser­vices or up­front.

PRICE: Forester 2.5 CVT, $2283 over 3 years/ 75,000km; XV 2.0 CVT, $1298 over 3 years/ 37,500km IN­CLU­SIONS: Ve­hi­cle check, lubri­cants, fil­ters, plugs, brake fluid change, labour. WAR­RANTY: 3 years/un­lim­ited km. SER­VICE IN­TER­VALS: 6 months/12,500km; XV is 12 months/12,500km IS IT TRANS­FER­ABLE? Yes GOOD DEAL? Not re­ally. The Forester is very ex­pen­sive un­less you do a lot of kilo­me­tres and six-monthly in­ter­vals are in­con­ve­nient. No ex­tras un­less you pay up­front for a three-year ser­vice plan.

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