Last post on Oct 11, 2007 at 4:35 PM
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Subaru Forester, Wagon
#1 of 23 2008 Forester
Aug 19, 2007 (10:59 pm)
I am helping a friend get a new car & Foresters are on her short list (though I am trying to convince her she does not need AWD) in Western WA.
I see that there are great rebates on the 2007 & 2008 Forester X. It looks like there have been few if any changes between the 07 & 08 models. Is there any compelling reason to get an 08 vs. a new 07 if the prices are similar?
#2 of 23 Suby safe
Aug 20, 2007 (4:17 am)
None whatsoever. Go 07 if you can get a cheaper price and you should be able to.
And Suby's are great even on water not just snow. AWD is worth its weight in gold in my opinion. My girlfriend came from a Jimmy and loves the feeling of gripping the road. She no longer has to "aim" her vehicle and can now drive. Safety was a big selling point with her and Suby's are about as safe as you can get short of 5 tons of steel around you...
#3 of 23 stiff clutch.......
Sep 09, 2007 (9:24 am)
.......MSN's Dan Jedlicka indicates the 2008 Forester has a "stiff clutch"...........
...a test drive later this year will settle this but in the meantime.........??
CU sure likes the Forester.
#4 of 23 Re: stiff clutch....... [ezshift5]
Sep 09, 2007 (9:26 am)
I think subaru clutches are stiff in general. I know my Legacy clutch is stiffer than my Nissan 240sx and my buddy's Toyota Tacoma X-runner's.
#5 of 23 Re: stiff clutch....... [paisan]
Sep 09, 2007 (1:43 pm)
Agreed - definitely took some time to get used to it. I liked it once I did, however.
#6 of 23 Re: stiff clutch....... [paisan]
Sep 09, 2007 (1:43 pm)
Agreed - definitely took some time to get used to it. I liked it once I did, however. Other clutches felt soft!
#7 of 23 Re: stiff clutch....... [xwesx]
Sep 10, 2007 (12:26 pm)
Our 98 Forester was a bit light, but the 02 Legacy is stiffer than average. It may vary a bit by model, or the newer ones may be heavier.
#8 of 23 Re: stiff clutch....... [ateixeira]
Sep 10, 2007 (2:16 pm)
The clutch in my '01 Forester is definitely lighter than the clutch in my wife's '03 Outback, and has been that way since new. Both are heavier than any of my past or present Nissans.
#9 of 23 Re: stiff clutch....... [ezshift5]
Sep 13, 2007 (9:03 am)
"... MSN's Dan Jedlicka indicates the 2008 Forester has a "stiff clutch"... "
I just test drove a manual X and XT. The XT clutch was a quite bit stiffer than the very easy clutch in my Scion xB, and seemed stiffer than the clutch in X. On the short drive I was not able to do many smooth shifts with the XT, and it was easier to do in the X. Maybe the turbos have a stronger clutch than the NA engines.
#10 of 23 Re: stiff clutch....... [aatherton]
Sep 13, 2007 (3:46 pm)
Yes the turbos do have a stronger clutch (they have about 75 more HP)