Last post on Sep 10, 2008 at 3:00 PM
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Subaru Forester, Future Vehicle, Wagon
#99 of 148 Re: 2009 Wish List [paisan]
Mar 19, 2007 (9:59 am)
At least in MD it's covered under comprehensive auto insurance policies.
#100 of 148 Re: 2009 Wish List [ateixeira]
Mar 19, 2007 (11:22 am)
I remember that Ford had this on many models, probably back in the 90's or so (maybe they still do?). It had a copper-colored tint to it when viewed at an angle, caused by the metallic film.
#101 of 148 Re: 2009 Wish List [eps105]
Mar 28, 2007 (3:57 am)
I can't remember when they started that "pollen" filter thing. At first it was "only" in the versions above the X. I do know in 04 that ALL Foresters had the location to install, the only thing is that they did NOT put them in the X's, so all you have to do is buy one and install it...
#102 of 148 Larger forester is coming
Apr 02, 2007 (10:20 am)
I've been hearing the forester is to be "enlarged". I talked to my dealer who confirmed the forester and impreza are going to be built on the existing legacy platform... this will at least increase the over-all length and add some much needed leg room for back seat passengers... According to the specs it looks like the width will stay about the same... I think this will happen for the 2008 model year
I also hope the forester is offered in the upcoming toyota/subaru hybrid engine.... And it may be wishful thinking.... but a bio-diesel or bio-diesel hybrid would be great (don't know if anyone is doing diesel-hybrids though
#103 of 148 Re: Larger forester is coming [knickerbocker]
Apr 02, 2007 (11:55 am)
A lot of new info is here as the 2008 Impreza photos and specs are leaking out.
Impreza's wheelbase is 103.9", and that's probably long enough that the Forester will get the same thing.
The gas tank is 16.9 gallons, so again, Forester should get at least as big a tank.
A more compact rear suspension means much less wheel intrustion, so again I'd expect more cargo space on the Forester.
It'll probably arrive for model year 2009, but calendar year 2008.
Apr 06, 2007 (11:07 am)
Probably been mentioned before, but I would like to see a 5 speed automatic in a future Forester.
#105 of 148 Re: Larger forester is coming [ateixeira]
Apr 06, 2007 (9:29 pm)
Things are looking positive for the 2009 Forester, if it gets some of recent items added to other Subaru's:
VDC on more models
2 row curtain airbag
longer wheelbase for rear seat room
telescoping steering wheel
audio controls on steering wheel
A 5EAT would be nice, keep it boxy for cargo, and keep the huge moonroof. An added bonus would be if the front passenger seat folded flat to handle long items like the Jeep Patriot.
#106 of 148 Re: Move security red light to left side of column
Apr 07, 2007 (5:34 am)
Had my driver's side window broken but they ran before breaking in when the alarm went off.
Perhaps if they could have seen the blinking red security light instead of it being hidden behind the steering column they might not have tried in the first place.
Take a look. If you come up from the back, you can see it, but if you are right at the side, it isn't immediately visible and you have to look to one side of the steering column...
Grrrr, not at Subaru...just Grrr...
#107 of 148 Re: Move security red light to left side of column [kavoom]
Apr 07, 2007 (12:16 pm)
Security lights don't stop thieves. Unfortunately
Apr 07, 2007 (12:54 pm)
For sure, 5EAT is a big one.
That's a mistake they made with the 08 WRX.