Last post on Nov 02, 2006 at 6:48 AM
You are in the Subaru Forester
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Subaru XT, Subaru Forester, SUV
#2070 of 6715 Hey XT owners
Dec 02, 2003 (3:52 pm)
Just wanted to say Hi.
I am a soon to be 350Z owner (getting my car this month), and I saw one of you guys post on the 350Z forum.
I must say, I have to give kudos to Subaru for producing such a quick SUV. I am really impressed. The only time I will eventually overtake the Forester in the Z is at 100MPH or greater, however its a moot point because the maximum legal freeway speed in most states is 60-65 MPH
That was a clever ad of Subaru in the WSJ, Nissan will definitely have to step up to the plate and increase the HP to remain competitive. Yeah the Z is faster overall ... but who really drives at 100MPH? They really need to boost power at the low-end.
I also happen to own a 1999 Subaru Legacy, so as a fellow Subaru owner I come here with no animosity, and extend my hand in peace.
Dec 02, 2003 (3:58 pm)
Jack, you are a better man then me. The only reason our XT has had a halfway reasonable break-in is that it is primarily my wife's car.
Of course, if it was my daily driver perhaps I would not have as big a need to wind it out everytime I drive it.
#2072 of 6715 under 3000 RPM, just not possible?
Dec 02, 2003 (4:44 pm)
I would like to admit I keep my Automatic XT in the the 3000 range, but when I glance over at the Tach, and it reads 5000 + in the Red, what does that mean? Next time I'll need to slow down a little and figure it out! About the upgraded Alarm, be careful, some like mine are programmed to activate and Lock after about 20 Minutes, a "feature" of the system!
Dec 02, 2003 (5:03 pm)
Welcome to a well informed board. Sounds like you are ready to slip a XT under that 99 Legacy:) Then think of the bases you would have covered!!
Live Long and Prosper,
Deadeye, congrats on your new arrival. I know you have been waiting for it to arrive. Enjoy your trip up North. Snow is starting to settle in around here, so you will have the right ride for this area.
#2074 of 6715 welcome to xt chat mr aquino (350z)
Dec 02, 2003 (5:09 pm)
subaru made a killer car/suv/wagon thingee with the xt. practical but fun.
Dec 02, 2003 (5:25 pm)
What's your upgraded alarm? Is it aftermarket, or a more elaborate one offered by Subaru? What additional features does it offer?
#2076 of 6715 Thanks joyridea4, njswamplands
Dec 02, 2003 (5:53 pm)
Thanks for the welcome guys.
I agree, practicality and fun all wrapped into one, the XT is definitely all of that. Who would have thought a Mini-SUV could be so fast. Gotta hand it to Subaru for breaking the mold.
I wonder how Honda, Toyota and Nissan will respond to the XT? The CR-V, RAV-4, XTerra ... err nothing holds a candle to the XT. These manufacturers don't have a single turbo-charged vehicle in their current line-up. Toyota and Nissan have had some experience in the past with turbos, but Honda refuses to add turbos to any of their cars.
The way I see it, the XT is going stay on top performance wise in the car-based/Mini SUV category for quite a long time.
#2077 of 6715 RE: Self-leveling rear suspension
Dec 02, 2003 (8:25 pm)
Although I have not yet purchased a Forester, I was browsing one of the parts sites Juice gave.
Liberty Subaru lists "w/LEV 2.5 XS Model Strut" for $372.87, and "w/o LEV 2.5 XS Model Strut" for
$129.95 under rear suspension. So maybe it is available.
#2078 of 6715 Upgraded Alarm System?
Dec 02, 2003 (9:36 pm)
While I do have the Factory Upgraded Alarm, I can't tell you the difference. I will say some previous posts are describing how their Alarm functions, which leads me to think there are different models being used. For example my Alarm WILL lock the Doors and activate after about 20 Minutes, found that out the hard way!