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Feb 20, 2009 (8:04 pm)
Just bought a 2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 5 speed manual with 55K miles for 12K. I feel I stole it. Its in great shape , all records, new clutch, new brakes, new yokohomo avid tires. My only complaint is that it has no floor mats. To my shock, no dealer in my area seems to have the light beige/ivory interior floor mats for this car and say that only the black carpeted mats are for sale. Can this be right?? Please help. Looking for OEM floor mats here, not aftermarket that don't fit specifically this model. Looking on internet, not coming up with anything.
#10639 of 10833 Re: floor mats [sidious6688]
Feb 21, 2009 (11:17 am)
I would forget the floor mats and go with the all weather mats. My floor mats are still in the plastic and sit in my closet because I love the all weather mats. I'd sell you mine, but I'm keeping them for when I trade the car in a few years. You may want to look at eBay for the mats, I find a lot of OEM parts there.
#10640 of 10833 Re: floor mats [plim77]
Feb 23, 2009 (12:16 pm)
I agree. If water, ice, or spills is a potential issue, I strongly recommend WeatherTech mats. They are form-fitted to the model, and work quite well. They also come in tan, grey, or black.
#10641 of 10833 Re: floor mats [xwesx]
Feb 23, 2009 (4:17 pm)
I don't disagree. I actually want both. the rubber ones seem to be readily available, the carpeted more of a challenge. subaru of america is looking into it now and will respond tomorrow.
#10642 of 10833 Re: floor mats [sidious6688]
Feb 24, 2009 (4:09 pm)
Ah, gotcha. For the ones I mentioned, which I think are called "floor liners," the carpeted mats must be removed in order for the liners to fit in the wells properly.
Good luck in your hunt. I would think the factory mats should be readily available, but sometimes the simplest things turn out to be the most complicated!
#10643 of 10833 Re: floor mats [xwesx]
Feb 28, 2009 (3:55 am)
Well, after a struggle I got my carpeted floor mats. The say "LL Bean" which was a particular outback trim, not a lagacy sedan, but they are the exact cut and color. They're OEM subau mats, but apparantly the exact same specifically for the Legacy sedan same color same year no longer exist. These are virtually identical though. I also got them at close-out price, all 4 mats for $37.00, so I'm very satisfied. I also got the 60K service done ( I just bought the car), runs even smoother now. No I just need an owners manual.
#10644 of 10833 2010 Subaru / Outback News (Diesel)
Feb 28, 2009 (11:35 am)
Not sure if this is 'old' news, but I spoke with a Subaru rep this week while getting my oil changed at the dealership.
1) New 2010 Outback being launched at the NY autoshow (will start showing up in dealerships for showing in May) and sale in June/July
2) Diesel is a potential for the Outback (NOT the Forester) this year. Launch hesitation is due to US drivers overwhelming preference for automatic, and they currently only have a manual transmission. Trying to get something to work - which may delay things. This individual mentioned it would be a 2.5L Diesel, rather then the 2.0 in Europe (if true, bummer IMO as it would likely affect fuel economy)
3) There will be a larger distinction between the legacy and outback styling-wise as Subaru tries to extend their customer-base beyond the types who post to this forum.
4) No pictures, but a comment that the Outback may be a bit bigger and with styling more 'squared-off'
5) They also mentioned the possibility of an electric car in testing. Unique model, very small.
#10645 of 10833 Re: 2010 Subaru / Outback News (Diesel) [jholtan]
Mar 01, 2009 (8:18 am)
Any mention of a Legacy WAGON?
#10646 of 10833 tire pressure question
Mar 02, 2009 (11:42 am)
I have a set of Nokian CS tires which usually live on my small RV but i want to put them on my 08 OB. The size is fine (215/65-16 and I run that size X ices in winter on my OB already). My question is what tire pressure should I use? the max on those tires which are really light truck tires with 109/d load rating is 74, they are supposed to be at 60psi on my RV- a Winne Rialta- essentially a Eurovan cab and winne coachbody - I'm sure 60 psi is too much for the OB but how low can I go, I'm concerned there must be a level where they won't remain seated on the rims. Should I go somewhere in the 40s?? any thoughts-pleez, pleez, I 've had no responses on legacyGT or subaruoutback!!
#10647 of 10833 Re: tire pressure question [cptplt]
Mar 02, 2009 (11:50 am)
I run load range D tires on my 3/4-ton pickup. Their max inflation is 65 psi. When running in the winter or without load, I will run at 35-40 psi. But, they cannot carry much of a load at that pressure (I would not put more than 1000# in the bed of the truck at this pressure). If I know I am going to haul, I will fully inflate the rears to 65, but I never inflate the fronts to more than 50. Right now, running it strictly in the summer and not typically carrying obscenely heavy loads, I run 50 fronts, 55 rears.
I think you should be perfectly safe running the tires at 35-40. If the tire squats significantly at that pressure (which it shouldn't without a load), I would give it more pressure. The high pressure rating is only for safe load carrying, which is something like 2500# per tire, so you can run the vehicle at highway speeds without excessive heat buildup in the tire.