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#33613 of 34263 Re: Cargo room-2011 Impreza hatchback [irish_girl]
May 21, 2012 (11:15 pm)
depends on the bike and the size, but I've done it with mountain bikes for sure. Just need to drop the back seats.
#33614 of 34263 Re: Cargo room-2011 Impreza hatchback [irish_girl]
May 22, 2012 (7:00 am)
It will fully depend on the size and type of bike. I have the 2012 Impreza (5 inches longer with seats down). My 19inch frame size and 29er wheels on the mountain bike just barely fit. Its much easer with the front wheel off. It will not stand upright (front wheel off). A more traditional 26" wheel sized mountain bike would probably fit with the wheels on, but still be close. Best bet is to try it.
#33615 of 34263 Outback vs. Forester
May 22, 2012 (8:28 pm)
I am going to buy either a 2010 Outback or Forester. Other than cargo dimensions, what are the major differences between the two?
#33616 of 34263 Re: Outback vs. Forester [irish_girl]
May 23, 2012 (8:53 am)
Transmission - most Foresters have a 4 speed auto, while the 4 cylinder Outbacks get a CVT. Both offer manuals, 5 speed for Forester, 6 for Outback.
I think the feel of that alone will help you choose.
#33617 of 34263 Re: Outback vs. Forester [irish_girl]
May 23, 2012 (11:54 am)
The Forester will not lean as much as the Outback in turns and the ride quality is at least as good. The Forester has 1/4 inch more fore and aft seating room and 1/4 inch less seating width. Wind noise seems greater in the Forester. I'm not sure whether the 2010 Outback got folding mirrors like the Forester.
The four speed is fine in the Forester XT turbo and ok in the non turbo model. The CVT whine in the Outback is quite noticeable.
#33618 of 34263 Re: Outback vs. Forester [saedave]
May 23, 2012 (1:50 pm)
2010 did not, those only arrived in model year 2011.
#33619 of 34263 Re: Outback vs. Forester [irish_girl]
May 24, 2012 (7:17 am)
I agree with what's been posted. Also the Forester might be more fun to drive (smaller and more agile), but the Outback a bit more comfortable (quieter, softer riding, roomier). Both are excellent choices.
#33620 of 34263 Re: Outback vs. Forester [rsholland]
May 24, 2012 (7:54 am)
Gotta love the sibling rivalry...
If you get 'em loaded up, the Outback's Navi screen is bigger (8") and I think comes with a backup cam.
Back then the Forester's nav didn't have the backup cam, and the screens are smaller even now.
#33621 of 34263 Re: Outback vs. Forester [ateixeira]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 24, 2012 (8:28 am)
I much prefer the Forester.
That's why I drive an Outback.
#33622 of 34263 Re: Outback vs. Forester [steve_]
May 24, 2012 (1:27 pm)
Believe it or not I don't think I've driven a 2010+ Outback. Wow, can that be true...yeah, pretty sure.
They're really nice inside, but we got our Forester in 2009, before they came out, and haven't been in the market since.
My salesman jokes that he sees his Subaru customers once every 7 years, to buy a new one.