Last post on May 22, 2008 at 12:40 PM
You are in the Subaru Forester
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Subaru Forester, Car Buying, Wagon
#176 of 225 Re: It all depends on who pays for it.... [joybell]
Oct 18, 2007 (1:46 pm)
he does have a point and I'm beginning to see it
Glad you can cause I'm not seeing it
FYI, all the car compaines have made great strides in the past few years in preventing rust (hence the long rust warranties) so annual rust-proofing isn't really needed. In fact, when applied incorrectly, it can actually cause rust by trapping moisture between the coating and the body panels.
#177 of 225 Re: It all depends on who pays for it.... [p0926]
Oct 18, 2007 (4:35 pm)
Yup, undercoating these days causes more rust than it prevents due to the moisture trapping issue.
#178 of 225 Re: Rustproofed every year...... [joybell]
Oct 19, 2007 (3:51 am)
"... past Subarus I've owned. They rusted apart..."
Is this a problem with Foresters? Maybe because so many are used in snowbelt states?
#179 of 225 Re: Rustproofed every year...... [aatherton]
Oct 19, 2007 (9:42 am)
She was refering to cars built well before the first Forester came out (1998). You really don't hear much about rusting problems any more.
#180 of 225 Re: Rustproofed every year...... [aatherton]
Oct 19, 2007 (3:44 pm)
joybell was referring to 80's and earlier cars, which all rusted out, post 80's cars are relatively rust free these days.
#181 of 225 Re: Pondering a Forester [dcwestby]
Oct 24, 2007 (9:25 am)
Subaru is pondering a CVT, but it may take a while before we see it.
They have CVTs in some JDM models, like the tiny Stella.
#182 of 225 Re: Pondering a Forester [ateixeira]
Oct 24, 2007 (11:50 am)
It's been hinted at that the next-generation (2010) Legacys and Outbacks will have a CVT.
#184 of 225 New Forester!
Nov 02, 2007 (6:15 pm)
I am now the proud owner of a 2008 Forester Premium in beautiful Newport Blue! I love the 6-disc player and the sunroof.
I bought it on Halloween and -- true story -- I was sitting at my desk at work and I thought, "I'm buying a car on Halloween - that's kinda spooky." So then a few minutes later I left work and got in my previous Forester to go home, and when I started it up and turned on the radio, the station was playing. . . spooky little girl like you. . . sooooooo. . . I nicknamed the new car Spooky.
Anyway, I've had it only a few days, and it's a pleasure to drive. I think Newport Blue is the best color Subaru has had in years.
What are some of your favorite Subaru colors?
#185 of 225 Re: New Forester! [mb789]
Nov 03, 2007 (10:15 am)
Im in the process of buying a 2008 premium also for my wife. What did you end up paying for it?