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Subaru Forester, Wagon
#6905 of 18028 New Tires for Forester
Jun 12, 2002 (2:13 pm)
It's time to put new tires on my 1999 Subaru Forester. It originally came with Yokohama tires, but I want to try something different. I live in Indiana where we have rainy springs, hot humid summers, and cold snowy winters (including ice storms). I'm interested in an "all season" road tire with very good handling characteristics on wet roads. It would be nice to also have good wear characteristics and low tread noise (ha-ha), but you can't have everything. Any suggestions or warnings?
#6906 of 18028 speaking of wild life
Jun 12, 2002 (2:20 pm)
Releasing a domestic pet rabbit into the woods maybe cruel for a rabbit, but many species of predatory wild life will surely greatly appreciate such a fine dinner. Therefore, Wildlife Federation and Sierra Club should rally to support this ad. You just cannot please all nature activists, but you always can please some of them, right?
P.S. In SOA's shoes, I'd fire that ad agency and those who approved that ad. There are so many non-controversial humorous ways to promote a really good product, why to engage in a lose-lose controversy?
Jun 12, 2002 (2:52 pm)
Don't change that gasket when you change oil! They make those gaskets by compressing the remains of domestic bunnies that were dropped off in deep forests.
#6908 of 18028 Rabbit Commercial
Jun 12, 2002 (6:12 pm)
When I saw the rabbit commercial the first thought that came to mind: "hmmm.. I haven't had real paella in a while".
#6909 of 18028 Where are y'all seeing this rabbit?
Jun 12, 2002 (6:26 pm)
Seems like me in NYC is deprived.
Then again, I don't watch much TV.
#6910 of 18028 non-subaru was "speaking of wildlife"
Jun 13, 2002 (5:07 am)
<<Releasing a domestic pet rabbit into the woods maybe cruel for a rabbit, but many species of predatory wild life will surely greatly appreciate such a fine dinner. Therefore, Wildlife Federation and Sierra Club should rally to support this ad. You just cannot please all nature activists, but you always can please some of them, right? >>
actually, that would not be something to promote. check out how the bears are doing in the state parks out west. "gee, let's help them out, give them some food, it won't change anything." yeah, right.
secondly, it's not appropriate to be releasing domesticated animals into the wild. period. you wanna play God? play God fair. if you're going to take on the responsibility of caring for another creature, don't do it half-assed. although i thought they were releasing a "wild" rabbit, it never crossed my mind that it may have been a pet until this bloody topic was brought up. i do agree with subaru pulling the ad. we don't need any more examples of irresponsible pet ownership going on in this country or any other.
now, can we perhaps get back to another topic, perhaps cars?
#6911 of 18028 Holy Envirowhacks Batman!
Jun 13, 2002 (5:13 am)
Jun 13, 2002 (5:14 am)
That's a good idea, let's get back to talking nice pleasant gas burning, wheels screetching, off-roading Foresters!
Jun 13, 2002 (6:45 am)
Dean- I'm pretty sure that Kate was merely trying to add some leveity to the topic. In any case, you're basically preaching to the choir here since most Subie owners are both responsible pet owners and outdoor enthusiasts. And while I realize that everyone has their pet causes this rabbit issue does seem to be a little overboard.
#6914 of 18028 Duck Season...Rabbit Season...
Jun 13, 2002 (6:53 am)
I'm still cracking up about the fact that rabbits have all these groups out there lobbying for them.
Stop it, guys, you're killing me!
Maybe Subaru could edit the audio to make sure they mention it's a wild rabbit they found and released.
Saw the CR-V ad yesterday for the first time. Didn't particularly like it. While a dog would choose the lower step-in (paw-in?) height, they didn't really show why the Forester is more pet friendly. They could have demonstrated the lower step-in, showed the dog guard accessory, and the cargo liner.