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Hey all,

I have been looking at Ridgelines for a while (almost bought a new '12 sport back in 2012), and finally sold my '02 Subaru Forester to pick up an '09 Silver RTL (Nav + moonroof) with 38k miles. The vehicle was CPO'd in 2012, and only driven 7,000 miles since! There are some fairly large scratches on the back bumper corners, running boards (which I'm going to remove), and one on the front.. but mechanically it seems flawless. From my understanding, some old guy bought and hardly drove it, but when he did he had a hard time not bumping into things!

I've only had it for a few days, but so far I'm loving it. The truck came with what I believe is the OEM tonneau (hard bi-fold, locking on the right hand side).

The first thing on the list to-do is get a bike rack that mounts 3 road bikes. I think I'm going to 3 fork mounts near the window, and I need to figure out how to secure the rear tires (and still be able to flip my cover over). Any advice on this would be great, but I know there a ton of resources within the website so I have plenty of searching and browsing to do while at work haha!

Anyways, wanted to say hello from California to you all! I'm very excited to learn more about this vehicle and what it can do (I like the window roll-down trick with they key, can it go up as well??).

Here's a sunset photo from dealer when I bought it on Saturday evening.

-Alex
 

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Thanks for the link! I've looked through some of the threads and I'm not sure I'm entirely sold on some of the rear-wheel attachments (front part looks fairly straight forward). If I did a cross-bar across the bed, I'd need to figure a way to make it easily removeable so I can open the cover. I'm worried about the length of the bikes being an issue (my girlfriends bike is slightly shorter) and don't want to create something that doesn't work for 99% of the bikes I want to mount. Also, I'm not sure how much of a fan I am of drilling into the side of the bed, but I guess that is just part of owning a truck (this is my first truck).

I'm plotting an idea in my head to utilize heavy-duty magnets, but we'll see how that works if I can test it (and of course, if the cost is right).
 

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>.. with 38k miles. The vehicle was CPO'd in 2012, and only driven 7,000...

am fairly certain dealer did not change all fluids so be sure to drain and fill VTM-4 now, followed by 3x drain and fill of transmission with DW-1
Thank you for the heads up, its actually at the dealer now because they didn't clean the truck bed (apparently service didn't have the key to the tonneau). I will request the changes they did before they sold it to me (I saw list before, oil change, new tires, etc.), and be sure that anything that needs to be done is done.
 

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Called the dealer, and sure enough those things weren't done. Thanks again for the heads up. If anyone has any recommendations for some maintenance as the car hasn't been driven much in the past 3 years, please let me know. I'll be bringing it to the dealer in a week.

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Called the dealer, and sure enough those things weren't done. Thanks again for the heads up. If anyone has any recommendations for some maintenance as the car hasn't been driven much in the past 3 years, please let me know. I'll be bringing it to the dealer in a week.

Alex
Get new brake fluid & replace the PS fluid.

These are almost always overlooked.
 
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