Last post on Jul 11, 2011 at 10:44 PM
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Subaru Forester, Wagon
#55 of 57 Re: moon roof air deflector and mileage [irollit]
Jun 18, 2008 (3:04 pm)
"... I ordered the air deflector, thinking it would make less noise with it. Now I wonder if the mileage will be affected. I have read of people getting more than the 20-26 mph listed on the sticker. I do not want to jeopardize the great mileage that the Forester is capable of giving us. Does anyone have experience with the air deflector and decreased mileage?"
My Forester OEM deflector is 3" x 36" or 3/4 of a square foot:
The drag from that is bound to reduce mileage at high speeds over long distances. However, I have found it makes no difference in my suburban and rural driving, as my last tank was 28.5 mpg:
Whatever the mileage penalty at high speed, it cannot be much, and it makes the moonroof usable day in and day out at moderate speeds, so the price is well worth it. If you are going to take a fast long distance trip, and are concerned about a little loss in mileage, you can remove the deflector in a few minutes.
#56 of 57 Re: moon roof air deflector and mileage [aatherton]
Jun 24, 2008 (1:43 pm)
It is pretty massive, wow!
#57 of 57 2001 montero sport es model sun/moon roof will not close all the way
Jul 11, 2011 (10:44 pm)
i owned a 2001 montero sport es model with 150,000 miles. now the sun/moon roof will not close all the way and it will not slide open. it will not close all the way. the driver's side has a one inch gap when the button is pressed to close. does anyone have any suggestions besides going to the dealer???