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#3398 of 3539 Re: Model Year Closeout [p0926]
Nov 12, 2012 (4:53 pm)
New Subaru Forester breaks cover
Last updated 11:38 13/11/2012
TALL POPPY: The new Subaru Forester will be in New Zealand in 2013.
The new Forester has grown. At 4595mm, it's 35mm longer than before, while its 1795mm height is 15mm taller, and at 1695mm across the beam it's also 20mm wider.
It also rides on a 25mm longer wheelbase of 2640mm which, says Subaru, means it will offer an exceptionally roomy interior, featuring increased rear seat legroom, and an enlarged cargo area.
Cosmetically, the new model has a distinctive crease running down just under its waistline, while the new grille introduced on the Impreza is also included, and new bumpers and alloy wheels. Overall, it's a much neater, less quirky design. Equipment changes include a new infotainment centre with smartphone integration, along with Sat-Nav with a reversing camera, and in most markets, an upmarket Harmon Kardon sound system.
The 2014 Forester will be available with two petrol engines for New Zealand. The base 2.5-litre boxer four will make 127kW and will drive through a six-speed manual in the entry-point model, with a seven-step Lineartronic CVT also available across the range.
A new 2.0-litre direct-injection turbocharged flat-four producing 206kW will also be available, but with the Lineartronic transmission only.
The fourth generation Forester will also get a modified version of Subaru's popular 2.0-litre turbodiesel, putting out 112kW, and for the first time will be offered with a Lineartronic CVT option.
The Forester went on sale in Japan today, and will make its first public outing outside its native market at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 30.
#3399 of 3539 Re: Model Year Closeout [phillthedog]
Nov 12, 2012 (7:40 pm)
it's a much neater, less quirky design
No agreement from me on either point. I think this new iteration moved a little bit back toward the "quirky" end of the meter.
#3400 of 3539 Re: Model Year Closeout [xwesx]
Nov 13, 2012 (11:17 am)
Slightly, but still very evolutionary.
It looks like ... well, like a Forester.
#3401 of 3539 2013 2.5x Premium w/ All Weater PLUS Package
Nov 21, 2012 (11:14 pm)
FINALLY GOT ONE......2013 2.5X Premium w/ All Weather PLUS package (Cargo tray, body side molding, all weather floor mats, rear bumper cover, splash guards, auto dim mirror, luggage compartment cover **threw compartment cover in with deal**) MSRP = $27,096.....Got it for 24,500. Traded in a 2005 forester that needed ALOT of work done too it, prob over $1000, and the total price came to $16,000 with the trade. Tax (8.75%) and title brought it to $17,550. Not sure if I could have done better but it was my first time dealing with a trade-in and was very happy when we agreed upon the $16,000 number. (Upstate NY)
#3402 of 3539 Re: about to buy - financing question [ball_breakr]
Nov 22, 2012 (4:04 pm)
You might also tell him if your dad qualifies for the 1.9 you want it or your going to buy else where. That may help. Hopefully it can't hurt.
My experience with dealers is the name I use for them "STEALERS"
#3403 of 3539 Re: 2013 2.5x Premium w/ All Weater PLUS Package [nysniper28]
Nov 26, 2012 (9:06 am)
#3404 of 3539 Re: 2013 2.5x Premium w/ All Weater PLUS Package [nysniper28]
Nov 26, 2012 (3:05 pm)
Agreed; congrats. Sounds like a good deal for all involved.
#3405 of 3539 Subaru Forester 2.5 Limited
Nov 26, 2012 (9:07 pm)
Has anybody purchased a 2013 Forester Limited in NJ / NY / CT area recently? I know one dealership in cali is discounting $4190 on all trims of 2013 Foresters. I was wondering if similar deals can be had around here. Thanks!
#3406 of 3539 2013 Forester 2.5X
Dec 04, 2012 (5:41 pm)
I purchased a 2013 2.5X Forester automatic with alloy wheel pkg, auto dim mirror/compass, splash guards, cargo tray and rear bumper cover from Grand Subaru in Bensenville, IL on Sat. The purchase price was $20898 plus TTL, Doc Fee for OTD $22,832. MSRP was $24,202. Worked with Dan in internet sales, who was very responsive and played no pricing games. The e-price sent was the price paid when I arrived at the dealership. He also worked to get the color with the options that we wanted from another dealer. The Forester was completely ready to go when we came in for delivery. The whole process took about 1-1.5 hour including arranging financing.
#3407 of 3539 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited Price
Dec 20, 2012 (11:11 pm)
Has anybody purchased a 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited Auto in Southern California area recently? Please let me know what would be the best price to buy. I would like to know the OTD Price, not the just the Car Price. Please share your experiences.Thanks!