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#22488 of 22551 Re: 2014 Forester embargo ends! [saedave]
Jan 26, 2013 (10:52 am)
They do sell adhesive heating elements that you can wire up and attach to windshields, and I figure one could be attached to the back of a rear-view mirror as well. I just wonder how much it would cost to do the associated labor.
It would be easier if I could just spend an extra $5k and get the Touring, but that's a lot for that stuff, and I'm not sure I want leather or the power liftgate at all. Wouldn't mind the keyless entry or the HIDs, but that's another $2400 over and above the $5k to get to the Touring.
Subaru's option packaging has always been annoying...
Jan 26, 2013 (12:51 pm)
Popular Mechanics got a little deeper into X-drive mode:
Tech Tidbit: X-Mode is a clever take on typical off-road programming, and encompasses a lot more variables you'll engage on washboard dirt roads. First, the CVT holds a low gear ratio longer, essentially simulating first gear as long as the going is slow, and throttle tip-in is muted, enabling more nuanced control on our test drive along desert back roads outside Tucson, Ariz. Second, the default on-demand front/rear AWD power distribution is recalibrated to something closer to a simulation of a completely locked 4x4, and the traction control fights wheelspin more aggressively. Third, there's an auto hill-descent program that engages as long as the vehicle is in X-Mode.
Read more: 2014 Subaru Forester Test Drive - Popular Mechanics
#22491 of 22551 Re: 2014 Forester embargo ends! [bpizzuti]
Jan 26, 2013 (6:49 pm)
""Subaru's option packaging has always been annoying...""
I share your frustration - With an top MSRP of 36K+ for the XT limited you get no power, lumbar, and height adjustment for the passenger seat!!!
It's only 4 way power in the Outback. Heated and power passenger seats should be included across the line.
I've leased 2 Tribecas and currently an Outback - leased because the cars are de-contented here in the USA. I think they do this to keep the prices competitive.
My 2 cents
#22493 of 22551 Re: Subaru Viziv Concept at Geneva [rsholland]
Mar 05, 2013 (9:28 am)
I also like it, one of their better design concepts.
I could do without the chrome 20" rims but it is a flashy concept, after all.
Same wheelbase as the Forester, but it's shorter.
#22494 of 22551 Re: Subaru Viziv Concept at Geneva [rsholland]
Mar 05, 2013 (10:56 am)
I learned not to get excited over a Subaru concept after the Impreza. That said, bring on the diesel already! We can worry about hybrid later.
#22496 of 22551 Re: Subaru Viziv Concept at Geneva [ateixeira]
Mar 05, 2013 (11:37 am)
Wheels aren't chrome, but rather a highly polished alloy. If you look closely at the image of the wheel, you'll see this to be true.
#22497 of 22551 Re: Subaru Viziv Concept at Geneva [rsholland]
Mar 05, 2013 (2:00 pm)
Much better, I guess under the glaring light of the auto show they looked chromed.