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#10315 of 19283 1998 Forester S
Sep 06, 2001 (12:44 am)
I just bought my first Subaru yesterday. I got it used from an Isuzu dealership in Atlanta. It still has 4000 miles until it is no longer under warranty, so I thought I should go to my local Subaru dealership and have it put on the computer; I want to be sure everything is okay before it's totally my problem. So, does anyone have a Subaru dealership in Atlanta that they could recommend?
FYI, I bought my car because of the loyalty of Subaru owners. It doesn't seem like just a reliable car - it seems like one that people are happy to own. I'm looking forward to feeling the same!
Sep 06, 2001 (4:24 am)
See if you can buy a NAPA filter. It is a good brand and the filter is actualy larger than the little lawn mower size filter Subaru sells.
Sep 06, 2001 (7:16 am)
Steve & Greg, thanks. Greg, what model? Purolator makes the Subaru filter though there is some difference. Here are the Purolator oil filter part numbers (from website):
PureONE PL14460; regular L14460
Here's a USMB discussion about oil filters.
Sep 06, 2001 (7:18 am)
Congratulations and welcome to the Subaru Crew! I'm not from Atlanta but Frank P. is; I'm sure he can point you in the right direction. Also, see the Subaru Crew: Best Services Facilities topic.
Sep 06, 2001 (7:58 am)
Kathy- Congratulations! What model did you get? I use Conley Subaru in Decatur and have thus far been satisfied. They have 2 master mechanics on staff and their prices are reasonable. The service rep's name is Maurice. The number is 404-325-8400.
Sep 06, 2001 (9:21 am)
One worry with a cooler thermostat is that if it does increase emissions, you will have to keep the high temperature one available to plug back in if your locality has mandatory emission inspections. Also, if I were to consider dropping the temperature, I would have to decide how I felt about contributing more to air pollution. Hmmmmmm. I guess I could compensate by driving less, but then, why have a Subaru? :- )
Sep 06, 2001 (9:40 am)
#10322 of 19283 Both are not issues
Sep 06, 2001 (9:53 am)
1) No emissions testing on my cars (upstate NY only requires a safety inspection) and no ODB since it's an '88
2) I race the car, so I want make performance, not really too concerned with the enviromental impact of my 1 little XT6 which gets better milage than my Trooper, so if it blows up, I'd be driving that the same miles and it gets much worse milage than the xt6
I'm also not positive that it will increase the emissions beyond the normal range, even if I did have an emissions test to do. Thanks for all the input though.
Sep 06, 2001 (10:41 am)
Thanks for the welcome.
I'll call Conley Subaru.
I bought a Forester S. I love it so far, but I'm having what I hope is just a little glitch. The light that tells me that doors are open stays on even after all the doors are shut. Am I just not being forceful enough when I shut them?
#10324 of 19283 Congratulations Kathy
Sep 06, 2001 (11:05 am)
I think others have had the same problem. IIRC they were fixed by a slight adjustment to the rear hatch. Try having the dealer look at it. So, tell us more. Color, options, etc. Oh, and since you now have a Forester you need to go buy a dog and name him Dave (if you don't have one already).
You'll understand soon enough