Last post on Sep 10, 2008 at 2:00 PM
You are in the Subaru Forester
What is this discussion about?
Subaru Forester, Future Vehicle, Wagon
#145 of 148 Re: My 2 cents [bigfrank3]
Sep 08, 2008 (7:34 am)
A 5th ratio would not hurt, but our auto does shift smoothly and doesn't hunt around. Overall I actually like Subaru's 4EAT as in our Forester better than the 5EAT in our Toyota Sienna.
So add it, sure, just make sure it performs exactly like the 4 speed currently does.
I'd like the see them raise the passenger seat an inch or so, and how about round cup holders instead of square ones?
Minor nit picks, to be fair.
If you keep the speeds down, you can get phenomenal gas mileage in the Forester - we can break 30mpg fairly easily. Drive fast and it's closer to 27mpg. Good numbers for the class.
#146 of 148 Re: My 2 cents [ateixeira]
Sep 08, 2008 (12:30 pm)
Very good numbers! I have a '98 MT Escort and on a long trip yesterday keeping it at 60 mph, it returned 38.5. 28% better than what you listed for the Forester, but I give up a lot to get there. If I were up to a car payment, I would dump that little econo-car in a heartbeat.
#147 of 148 Re: My 2 cents [xwesx]
Sep 09, 2008 (8:16 am)
I had a 91 Escort GT back in the day. That averaged about 28mpg or so, not a lot better than the Subaru, though I'm sure I used to drive more aggressively.
#148 of 148 Re: My 2 cents [ateixeira]
Sep 10, 2008 (2:00 pm)
Exactly. For what you get in return, Subaru's vehicles really do provide very good fuel economy.