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Subaru Forester, Wagon
#1 of 18028 Front Porch Philosopher
Jul 30, 2000 (3:59 pm)
This topic is a continuation of Topic 2195....
Subaru Forrester - Continued II. Please continue
these discussions here. Thanks!
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#2 of 18028 Wouldn't you think
Jul 31, 2000 (12:28 am)
we could get the name right the third time around?
Jul 31, 2000 (3:10 pm)
OK, let's hurry up and post 1000 items so we can try the spelling again
On the carrier - you have several options. My soft carrier was $50, and I've been happy. No excessive wind noise, it proved water proof in 5 hours of rain, and no scratches. It folds away and takes up no space, too.
You can also get hard carriers. The Subaru one is expensive, but Sears has several options, and they're bargains. These lock, but they are rigid so odd shaped items may not fit well.
A Forester should easily make it through dental school for you. In fact, it would be under warranty the whole time, while most competitors would not.
As for parts, I buy from Qsubaru, a wholesaler whose prices are extremely competitive. They're OE parts at good prices, and shipping is free, plus there is no sales tax outside of TN.
#4 of 18028 short front seats in Forester?
Jul 31, 2000 (4:27 pm)
I took my new baby Forester S+ on a long weekend trip. At the end of the trip it felt like front seats are too short, that is, I did not feel my legs supported in the way they were in my old Loyale. I did not measure the seat length, but I wonder if you guys ever felt the seats are too short?
Jul 31, 2000 (4:56 pm)
Did you try the seat height adjusters? There are two knobs, for front and rear height.
I like the front all the way up, for thigh support, and the rear a bit lower. That tends to hug me a bit better, like a bucket seat should.
On longer trips I usually adjust the lumbar setting every few hours, too.
#6 of 18028 seat adjustments
Jul 31, 2000 (7:30 pm)
yes, I did adjust the seat; I also like front up high and rear at the lowest...
#7 of 18028 PROBLEM WITH CD PLAYER
Aug 01, 2000 (6:33 am)
I have a '99 S with a single CD player. Unfortunately, I find a lot of static while listening to some of my CD's.
These same CD's sound fine in 4 other CD players I own. Some of my CD's always make this noise, while others will do it only on rare occasions during long 2+ hour trips.
Does anyone else have this problem?
Aug 01, 2000 (4:02 pm)
I'd have a dealer check it out. I wonder is there is a loose connection somewhere.
#9 of 18028 Can't find
Aug 01, 2000 (4:38 pm)
the posts on how to affect a long-term treatment of the Forester hatch rattle (marble noise). Help, please. Not too bad yet, but I want Rufus to be a happy ride.
Aug 01, 2000 (6:04 pm)
I think the latch can be adjusted, but I haven't looked at it closely.
On a different note, here are instructions to install the rear diffy protector and the trailer hitch.
I did both myself and took pictures to share with you guys. Both peices impressed me, they're sturdy and offer a nice, custom fit.
The skid plate can be done in an hour or two, the hitch takes longer. I did manage both by myself, though I skinned a knuckle or two.
The skid plate was $55 from
Darlene. The hitch was close to $190, and the bike carrier was $156 or so. It costs more than the roof carrier, but it's more versatile since I can now haul a trailer.
I'm happy as a clam because I'm heading to the OBX this fall and now I can take my mountain bikes and all the gear can still go on the roof.