Last post on Oct 15, 2012 at 2:22 PM
You are in the Subaru Forester
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Subaru Forester, Future Vehicle, Wagon
#3741 of 3748 Re: Just ordered the last of the 09-13 Foresters [p0926]
Sep 28, 2012 (4:19 pm)
Nice Frank. Would love hear feedback on the nav. What dealer did you get it from? Byer Subaru?
#3742 of 3748 Re: Just ordered the last of the 09-13 Foresters [rsholland]
Sep 28, 2012 (6:29 pm)
Bob - Yes Beyer Subaru
Juice - They estimate 6-8 weeks but don't know for sure. I was surprised when they told me it could be that fast. Back in 2000 when I last did a factory order it was 10-12 weeks.
Wes - Yes I have a 2004 XT MT. I guess I'll sell it I really wanted to get another performance oriented MT SUV but you ca't find one anymore in the US. I even talked talked to an after-market shop about the possibility of dropping a MT into a new XT or buying a MT Forester Premium and adding a turbo but they didn't recommend either option. I guess cars today are too complicated to swap out components like we use to be able to do.
#3743 of 3748 Re: Just ordered the last of the 09-13 Foresters [p0926]
Sep 28, 2012 (10:44 pm)
BUT in a few years you could always drop an STi engine and/or drivetrain in and then have the best of both worlds. Have read a couple of threads about that wholesale swap into Imprezas. Should bolt right up to the Forester.
#3744 of 3748 Re: Just ordered the last of the 09-13 Foresters [p0926]
Sep 28, 2012 (11:43 pm)
Still waiting for a reply from Subaru about my clutch along with two Subaru service managers. They acknowledged my letter (15 /9/12 ) and said they would reply shortly. Having considered a number of SUV's many without spare wheals I find the diesel Forrester very competitive - it just needs a functional clutch. Is your new acquisition Diesel, or is it too cold in your part of the world for such luxuries?
#3745 of 3748 Re: Just ordered the last of the 09-13 Foresters [volkov]
Sep 29, 2012 (7:08 am)
I was hoping to put the transmission from a WRX in it but with everything being so computerized now, they said that wasn't a realistic option. Maybe I need to talk to some more after-market mod types...
#3746 of 3748 Re: Just ordered the last of the 09-13 Foresters [merlinhorse]
Oct 15, 2012 (2:16 pm)
Subaru have finally replied after two phone calls. They state there are no mechanical problems with any of the Forester clutches and so it is driver error entirely. I have disposed of the car after doing only 20.000 miles. The fact that the rescue had picked up three Subaru's with burnt out clutches before mine apparently has no bearing on the case! Neither has the fact that my 2 litre Nissan eight year old with which I used for caravanning for five years has never required a clutch. At least it is the first time I have ever had to replace a clutch so it is surprising I had to do it twice.I intend to inform the caravan club of my remarkable experience.
#3747 of 3748 Re: Just ordered the last of the 09-13 Foresters [merlinhorse]
Oct 15, 2012 (2:22 pm)
Disappointing that it "ended" this way, but if you have the inclination to push it, you should be able to gather some other info that might lead you to being able to make a case out of it. It doesn't surprise me that this is their initial response. Manufacturers never want to lay claim to a shortcoming.
I was shocked this morning when I took my Forester to a dealership for replacement of a wheel stud due to them cross-threading it in April, and they took it in for the repair no questions asked. I walked up, told them I discovered they had cross-threaded it when I went to put my winter tires on the car yesterday, and they said, "here; fill this out and we'll take care of it."