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Subaru Forester, Future Vehicle, Wagon
#1 of 148 Changes You'd Like To See in the Subaru Forester
by pf_flyer HOST
Oct 23, 2006 (10:31 am)
Have an idea tomake the Forester even better? Maybe it's something as simple as more color choices, different drivetrain, or maybe it's a radical redesign.
This is the place to let your creative juices flow! (Is "juices" a Subaru Crew pun?? )
#2 of 148 Re: Changes You'd Like To See in the Subaru Forester [pf_flyer]
Oct 23, 2006 (11:05 am)
Did someone call me?
I have several suggestions:
* how 'bout a 5 speed auto with SportShift?
* VTD please, and not just on a CrossSport model
* offer the self-leveling suspension on all models
* stability control is long overdue
#3 of 148 Well, you knew I'd ask for this...
Oct 23, 2006 (11:17 am)
Class II (3500 pounds) would be perfect.
#4 of 148 Re: Well, you knew I'd ask for this... [rsholland]
Oct 23, 2006 (11:19 am)
That should have been assumed by our hosts and Subaru.
I'm surprised you didn't ask for more...
What do you want to see for the '09 model?
#5 of 148 Bring back the GREEN color....
Oct 23, 2006 (11:50 am)
like they had in '00 but not quite as dark...With a TAN interior in Leather or cloth...
After all it's a "Forester"..aren't Forests green?
#6 of 148 Forester 2006 LL Bean sun roof problem
Oct 23, 2006 (1:42 pm)
I recently purchased a 2006 Forester LL Bean edition with a sun roof. When the roof cover is back to allow the sun light in, the car gets hot. I noticed the glass is not tinted.Is it standard not to have tinted glass or is this an error on Subaru's part. Also I checked to see if I could have the glass tinted and was advised the glass could crack. Any information on this problem is greatly appreciated
#7 of 148 Re: Well, you knew I'd ask for this... [ateixeira]
Oct 23, 2006 (1:49 pm)
Besides the increased towing, and in addition to what you've asked for:
3.0 H6 option
Turbo diesel option
Be able to match, or be in the ballpark with the CRV, et al, in terms of interior room
Dual-range tranny optionon both 5EATs w/sportshift & manual tranny models
6-speed manual on turbos
Bring back the full-size spare
Improved NHV & more refinement
#8 of 148 Re: Forester 2006 LL Bean sun roof problem [freddrap]
Oct 23, 2006 (2:12 pm)
I had my sun roof tinted, applied tint, the film, and it did indeed crack. I took it to my insurance, they said it was a manufacturer defect, and my local Subaru dealer replaced the glass free of charge.
They never said a word about the tinted film on it.....
#9 of 148 Changes
Oct 27, 2006 (4:31 pm)
Bigger gas tank.......firmer brake pedal... a light green paint.......better front glass/windshield.
#10 of 148 In a perfect world ...
Nov 03, 2006 (7:52 pm)
the perfect Subaru Forester would be a little taller and maybe even a pinch longer and wider. The sun visors would slide back, or have internal extensions, so I wouldn't have to salute the sun left-handed when it glares on me. The "automatic" day/night mirror would be replaced by the manual flip-handled kind of old, i.e., the kind that works, and there'd be some more leg room and clearance to make it easier for me to get in and out. And I'd never thought I find myself saying this, but with the advent of the new ultra low sulphur Diesel fuel here in CA - which makes for a noticeable improvement in smoke and odor "issues" (I can't wait to see the air quality stats after a few months of this new fuel's use) - yes, a Turbo Diesel might be a good thing! In the meantime, though, an H6 matched to a 5 speed auto would do just as well. Oh yeah, a little more soundproofing and deadening against engine, wind, road and tire noise, too. And whatever you do, don't shrink the sunroof: "keep watching the sky!"