Last post on Jan 28, 2008 at 11:23 AM
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Subaru Forester, Wagon, SUV
First Drive: 2009 Subaru Forester - The 2009 Subaru Forester is looking for a little respect. Since its introduction a decade ago, the Forester has been an undersize underachiever, a homely but beautifully functional wagonette that spoke to the eco-friendly, happily independent Subaru enthusiast. Only there weren't very many enthusiasts of small wagons. (more)
#7 of 11 Re: little mirrors? [jordanw]
Jan 22, 2008 (4:24 pm)
those are because the tested vehicle was Japanese spec where the fender mounted mirrors are required.
#8 of 11 Re: little mirrors? [bankerdanny]
Jan 24, 2008 (11:41 am)
The US-spec models will not get those, by the way.
Love the review, especially the part about how it handled.
#9 of 11 Interior dimensions
Jan 26, 2008 (2:25 pm)
I'm really looking forward to seeing rear seat dimensions on this.
A longstanding 'issue' with the Forester has been rear legroom.
With the intro of the 08 new body Impreza/WRX, the press releases from Subaru touted increased rear legroom, and this claim was parroted without checking by the press and road testers.
But a check of interior dimensions at Edmunds showed that the new Impreza cars, even with increased exterior size, actually LOST legroom.
If this is truly of a size with the Rav 4 as claimed, it ought to have puh-lenty of rear legroom. Eagerly waiting to find out.
#10 of 11 Re: Interior dimensions [unkownuser]
Jan 26, 2008 (2:35 pm)
I've been in an 08 STi, and I can tell you there is way more room than the old car, and significantly more room than my Legacy Wagon. In the second row that is.
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#11 of 11 Re: Interior dimensions [unkownuser]
Jan 28, 2008 (11:23 am)
It's not as big as a RAV4, the cargo floor is, but the RAV4 definitely has more rear leg room.
I do think the Forester now has enough that most people won't complain, though.