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Many of us have followed along with Wolverine12's amazing million mile Crosstrek but don't do that kind of mileage. I thought that it would be interesting to hear from owners who have accumulated 100K miles or more along with a brief rundown of mechanical issues outside of normal maintenance encountered along the way.

Our '14 Crosstrek recently passed 100K and we have had to replace the AC compressor and both rear wheel bearings.
 

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My 2013 is at 149,538 and it's had the PCV controller, CVT valve body (under extended warranty), both front control arm bushings, and both front half-shafts replaced. Will need a radiator soon. I got it in 2018 with 86,000 on it. Listening to other owners, it seems mine could have received more TLC from it's previous owner, but I'm happy with it.
 

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2014 got it new 146,000 miles. Rear Wheel Bearings at about 70,000 PCV Valve and Hose some light bulbs, Brake Light Switch before the recall came out. Brakes and Spark plugs a couple times. Oil and Filter every 5000 miles. I have some control arm bushing for it but haven't got around to installing them. It has been a great car
 

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I am at 126,542 miles in my 2018 limited. I just had my first big mechanical the week of Christmas, had to replace the starter. Had been having issues with delayed starts for a while but they were intermittent and when I would have it in for service it would never happen. Then last week it would hang on every start. Drove to the dealership and it started one more time, then nothing. They had to push it out of the Service lane.
Other than that it has had all services performed per the owner manual.

The driver seat and steering wheel are starting to look a little worn. And the front windshield has been patched about four times so I will have to have it replaced this year if it's starting to eat wiper blades.

I must say this car has been great.
 

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I am at 126,542 miles in my 2018 limited. I just had my first big mechanical the week of Christmas, had to replace the starter. Had been having issues with delayed starts for a while but they were intermittent and when I would have it in for service it would never happen. Then last week it would hang on every start. Drove to the dealership and it started one more time, then nothing. They had to push it out of the Service lane.
Other than that it has had all services performed per the owner manual.

The driver seat and steering wheel are starting to look a little worn. And the front windshield has been patched about four times so I will have to have it replaced this year if it's starting to eat wiper blades.

I must say this car has been great.
Thats' a pretty impressive track record. I'm not even sure that I would classify a bad starter as a big mechanical issue because, although it can certainly leave you stranded, it is relatively cheap and easy to replace.
 

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Thats' a pretty impressive track record. I'm not even sure that I would classify a bad starter as a big mechanical issue because, although it can certainly leave you stranded, it is relatively cheap and easy to replace.
I got it installed parts/labor for $559. Over the long Christmas holiday and they gave me a 2021 Crosstrek Sport with the 2.5l engine as a loaner car for free. I got it with 6 miles and returned it with 84 miles. The extra power was nice and noticeable, especially when pulling out onto a main road from a side street.
 

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I have now replaced both rear wheel bearings twice and just did the front wheel bearings. !26,000 miles and I still like the car but I've been driving for decades and never replaced wheel bearings with this kind of frequency with any other vehicle that I have owned, some with many more miles.

On the plus side, its a relatively inexpensive and easy job and I've gotten to where I can replace both bearing/hub assemblies in about an hour.
 

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I'm just about to cross 170,000. Still nothing mechanical, past the stater. I did decide at 160, 000 to have the CVT cleaned out and re-lubed.

Interior wise, I was carrying some 8' studs and managed to break the volume knob clean off the media unit.

I have been trying to find an old broken one so I can just desolder the pot from the board and replace mine.
 

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I replaced the clutch at 130,000 miles. The clutch friction plate was still good but the throwout bearing was toast. My wife drove this car for the first 100,000 miles in heavy stop & go traffic and I attribute this to her tendency to hold the clutch pedal down at stop lights while in gear.
 
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