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#3244 of 3747 Re: 2010's have very little changed [kurtamaxxxguy]
May 09, 2009 (10:28 pm)
I am not surprised but still I have that "Bah Humbug" feeling about not 5Sd AT on the 2010 Forester
As much as that disappoints me, I am hop to get a new Forester this year - should have my annual $500 Subaru Bucks in hand by the end of June. But I may take a look at the 2010 Outback first. It will be interesting to see if the CVT or 5sp AT results in any mileage or performance improvement as the Outback NA engine appears to be the same as the 09. According to cars101.com the EPA for the 2.5i w CVT is 30 mpg highway
Do you think there is any chance the 2009 Forester Premium will have any of those fabled $2000 model year end rebates of yester-year?
#3245 of 3747 Re: 2010 Forester Pricing [ateixeira]
May 10, 2009 (10:54 am)
I expect to get about 35k out of the OE tires.
I got only 28k out of the ones on my 1998 model, but these seem a bit better.
It'll be interesting to see how Nokian WRG2's do; rated for around 50 K miles.
They have wear bars for winter service limits as well as tread depth. The winter wear bars have a small snowflake on them and span the grooves, while tread wear indicator's embedded in the center tread ring.
#3246 of 3747 Re: 2010 Forester Pricing [kurtamaxxxguy]
May 10, 2009 (8:58 pm)
#3247 of 3747 MPG indicator broken??
May 11, 2009 (11:40 am)
Hope it's ok to post here AND the MPG section:
Has anyone had this issue, and do you know a fix? I just hit 10,000 on my 2009 Forester, and my miles per gallon thingy (i'm sorry,, I can't remeber its official name) now reads -----. I looked in the manual, and thought perhaps I'd somehow managed to turn it off, but tried to follow the directions for turning it back on, and then really DID turn it off. Just empty space there. Turned it back on, and now have just dashes where the mileage used to appear.
Would love some help.
Thanks very much,
#3248 of 3747 Re: 2010's have very little changed [204meca]
May 11, 2009 (12:05 pm)
I kinda doubt it - they haven't had any trouble moving Foresters.
#3249 of 3747 Re: MPG indicator broken?? [sylviecat]
May 11, 2009 (12:05 pm)
Gotta drive one mile before it'll show any average, that could be it.
#3250 of 3747 Re: MPG indicator broken?? [sylviecat]
May 11, 2009 (12:36 pm)
There are 2 trip odometers plus the total mileage odometer in the lcd in the speedometer. The mpg indicator next to the outdoor temp. gauge gives you a readout of the miles registering on whichever trip odometer is showing. If you reset the trip odometer, then the mpg indicator goes to ---- (0) until you register around 1/2 mile on the trip odometer.
#3251 of 3747 Re: MPG indicator broken?? [artour]
May 11, 2009 (12:40 pm)
OH! It has to do with the trip odometer, not just overall mileage? See, I never realized that. I let my sister drive it on Sunday, and she is used to a stick, and was pushing all kinds of things. I'll check again.
#3252 of 3747 Re: MPG indicator broken?? [sylviecat]
May 11, 2009 (2:04 pm)
Also, it is very possible that the car has a 9,999 limit on the trip odometers. On my Outbacks, I used the Trip B as a running total since new, and used the Trip A as my per tank meter. I did not get either of them to 10,000 miles before selling so I cannot tell you for sure. But, if you reset the meter and then get a readout after another mile of driving... that was it!
#3253 of 3747 Re: MPG indicator broken?? [sylviecat]
May 11, 2009 (4:05 pm)
Info from the '09 subaru forester manual (3-23):
When either trip meter indication is reset, the average fuel consumption corresponding to that trip meter indication is not shown until the vehicle has subsequently covered a distance of one mile (or 1 km).
The display of the average fuel consumption indicator can be turned off.
To turn off the display of the indicator, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and press the "+" button adjacent to the information display for approx. 5 seconds. Then, the information display and the clock display will blink for 3 seconds to notify that the display of the average fuel consumption has been turned off.
To restore the indicator, once again press the "+" button for approx. 5 seconds.