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#16860 of 17151 Re: 2014 forester [kurtamaxxxguy]
Oct 14, 2012 (2:06 pm)
More images of the '14 Forester. These are JDM-spec models, which should go on sale over there next month.
The one with the vertical air vents on the outside edges of the front bumper is the turbo XT model. Note that the XT no longer has a hood scoop. The XT also has different wheels and a chrome molding around the the side windows (black one on lower right photo behind the silver one).
#16861 of 17151 Re: 2014 forester [rsholland]
Oct 15, 2012 (7:23 am)
The non-turbo looks better but at least it's functional.
#16862 of 17151 Re: 2014 forester [rsholland]
Oct 15, 2012 (9:07 am)
Doesn't look as nice as the current model, but I agree with the author: "the new Forester looks like a more modern, or evolutionary, if you prefer, interpretation of the current model. "
I'd still buy one if they offered it with the diesel.....
#16863 of 17151 Re: 2014 forester [ateixeira]
Oct 15, 2012 (9:53 am)
FMIC - exactly what I was thinking. That makes FMIC much more likely for the next gen WRX and STi then.....good news for the aftermarket crowd.
#16864 of 17151 Re: 2014 forester [xwesx]
Oct 15, 2012 (4:48 pm)
I'd hold off on commenting on the styling, as spy photos rarely if ever look good. I'm sure it will look good in person, as Subarus almost always look better in the flesh.
#16865 of 17151 Re: 2014 forester [rsholland]
Oct 15, 2012 (5:50 pm)
Yeah, maybe. The Impreza spy shots weren't wrong, and there was even "camouflage" on those! They look fine enough in person.
Again, I think it is a good evolution, but loses the smoothness of the current gen.
It certainly isn't a Gen 3-to-4 Outback change, which was like a slap in the face.
#16866 of 17151 Winter has arrived!
Oct 16, 2012 (10:13 am)
We had a couple inches of snow yesterday, which will likely stick around for the next six months barring any unusually warm weather in the next few weeks.
Ironically, I didn't get to drive my new car on the first snow day of the year, as I had just put the winter tires on the Forester on Sunday, and a dealership had cross-threaded one of the lug nuts last April when I had new shoes put on it. So, I took the Forester in to the shop yesterday morning and asked them to replace that stud and nut, which they did no-questions-asked.
I'll say again... this is a dealership! And, it's a Ford dealership servicing my Subaru. It's like pulling teeth at the Subaru dealership. I've had nothing but great service at the Ford shop, so kudos to them.
Any how, I drove the Forester in the snow yesterday, but took my Fiesta to work this morning. It was an interesting drive. The rear end was rather wiggly in the soft snow, which is not something I'm used to feeling, so it will take a little adjusting. That said, rear-end wiggle might translate to a highly tossable ride under the right conditions, so I'm looking forward to finding some isolated road and playing with it a little to get comfortable with it at my first opportunity.
#16867 of 17151 Re: Winter has arrived! [xwesx]
Oct 16, 2012 (10:53 am)
I'm in the process of getting new tires for the Sienna minivan. Won't make it through the winter.
Of course I'll just steal my wife's Forester keys when I can.
#16868 of 17151 Re: Winter has arrived! [ateixeira]
Oct 16, 2012 (1:13 pm)
Wait, let me see if I've got this straight. SHE wanted the minivan, but YOU ended up driving it? Not in my household. She drives the Sienna, I drive the Subi.
#16869 of 17151 Re: Winter has arrived! [fibber2]
Oct 17, 2012 (8:08 am)
LOL, well good on you Steve. I can't hardly make my wife drive the Audi, but then again I do 99% of the driving when we are together anyway.