Last post on Jan 28, 2008 at 9:04 PM
You are in the Toyota RAV4
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Highlander, Subaru Outback, Toyota RAV4, Sedan, Wagon
#107 of 115 Re: outback .vs. new forester [kurtamaxxxguy]
Jan 23, 2008 (8:48 am)
Yeah, I suspect for MY 2009 the Outback could have some problems. Besides what you stated, it's still more refined than the Forester, but not by much. That should change for MY 2010 when an all-new Outback arrives.
#108 of 115 Re: outback .vs. new forester [rsholland]
Jan 23, 2008 (5:30 pm)
If Subaru gives the LLBean outback the Tribeca engine and trans for '09, that would alleviate any concerns I have about it.
Anyone hear if they might be planning that?
Or will they sit on the model until '10 and then do it all at once (from sound of it, it will be too big for me, unfortunately) ?
#109 of 115 Re: outback .vs. new forester [kurtamaxxxguy]
Jan 23, 2008 (5:41 pm)
Well, they need to do something for the MY change. Considering they just did an extensive face-lift for '08, they are really only left with the possibility of mechanical and gadget upgrades (further expanded VDC in the line-up, blue-tooth, etc). Like Bob has expressed, sales for the '09 will likely lag without some considerable interest-grabbers.
#110 of 115 Re: outback .vs. new forester [kurtamaxxxguy]
Jan 24, 2008 (11:49 am)
Join me in a group buy. Two 2009 Foresters.
We'll get a great deal!
#111 of 115 Re: outback .vs. new forester [ateixeira]
Jan 24, 2008 (1:55 pm)
I'll see how that '09 Forester looks up at the Oregon car show.
Hopefully Subie will let folks get inside to get feel of interior.
By comparison, Mazda and Mitsubishi seem to prefer keeping people out of their new models. I guess they're afraid the cars will get stripped or damaged.
#112 of 115 Re: outback .vs. new forester [kurtamaxxxguy]
Jan 25, 2008 (8:36 am)
The LL Bean Forester is wide open at the DC Auto Show. I'm checking it out this weekend.
Keep your eyes peeled, I'll have photos and maybe even some video.
#113 of 115 Re: outback .vs. new forester [ateixeira]
Jan 27, 2008 (10:14 pm)
saw it at Portland Auto show, and posted in separate thread.
In brief, was impressed - in many ways better than the Outback, and cheaper.
#114 of 115 Re: outback .vs. new forester [kurtamaxxxguy]
Jan 28, 2008 (10:16 am)
Did you see my detailed comments in the 09 Forester thread?
#115 of 115 Re: outback .vs. new forester [ateixeira]
Jan 28, 2008 (9:04 pm)
yes...I'm posting there as well. Thanks for heads up on that.