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#884 of 1296 2010 Outback 2.5 limited
Feb 06, 2010 (9:21 am)
I am happy to jump ship from the 2009 Forester forum to join this one. I just purchased my new Outback. My 2009 Forester had more rattles, squeaks and interior noises coming from everywhere in the cabin, thus making my experience with it extremely dissapointing. It did handle and drive beautifully which is why I bought another Subie. I find the outback fit and finish of the interior and exterior to be quite better than the Forrester. I hope in time, this will ring true I appreciate and thank everyone for all the postings thus far. Being educated and aware of any issues out there benefits all of us and allows Subaru to issue quick fixes when possible. I have seen this happen with the 2009 Forester.
#885 of 1296 Re: Bolt Grease Seepage on Rims [lasubeguy]
Feb 06, 2010 (1:51 pm)
Hmm, they should not use grease on the lug nuts. They could work themselves loose. Anti-seize, perhaps, but not grease.
At your next tire rotation (if not sooner) ask your dealer to trace the grease and clean up the mess. Doesn't seem normal to me.
#886 of 1296 Re: Bolt Grease Seepage on Rims [ateixeira]
Feb 07, 2010 (4:30 pm)
Thanks for the input. I'll get it checked out.
#887 of 1296 Re: Subaru Legacy, Honda CRV or Toyota Camry? [xwesx]
Feb 08, 2010 (2:39 pm)
"I have never understood the statement "tends to fishtail if throttle is lifted midturn."
when you accelerate, the weight of the vehicle moves backwards (because the center of gravity is above the contact plane (tires touching the ground) where the traction is formed.
this allows the rear wheels to have more "friction" / traction - a reason rwd vehicles are preferred.
when you lift the throttle, the weight of the vehicle moves away from the rear wheel back to its steady state position. this lifts the rear wheels and reducing the downward force on the rear wheels, thus making them more likely to lose traction.
a worse situation develops if you brake - in that case, the weight moves forward. this is actually how you get a fwd car to oversteer, with a little bit steering input.
#888 of 1296 Re: Subaru Legacy, Honda CRV or Toyota Camry? [millwood0]
Feb 08, 2010 (2:50 pm)
Ah, the old Scandinavian Flick.
#889 of 1296 Re: Subaru Legacy, Honda CRV or Toyota Camry? [millwood0]
Feb 08, 2010 (6:13 pm)
Yes, and yet that still does not validate the statement, "tends to fishtail...."
#890 of 1296 Headlights /Radio question
Feb 14, 2010 (5:25 am)
Picked up my limited 2.5 black outback yesterday. I am impressed with the quality of the fit and finish. Although I only drove a few miles so far I noticed last night an unusual shadow-dark spot at eye level where the projector beam did not illuminate. Is this normal? They do project light much further on the road, however it seems the light is more on the road . I guess I will get used to it. Any comments are appreciated.
Also the upgraded Harmon radio does not have a menu button on the bottom left as the one in the quick start guide. It says RPM ( which allow track mixing) I was trying to set the SVC or speed volume. I really liked this feature in the Forrester. basically the volume automatically gets lower when you slow down and louder as you go faster.
Is this a feature dedicated only to the 6 cylinder model?
#891 of 1296 Re: Headlights /Radio question [birdboy]
Feb 14, 2010 (7:04 am)
Congrats birdboy! As far as the headlights go, I have a little shadow dip right in the top center on the low beams. It's basically like the light from the headlamps arcs assymetrically and the shadow dip occurs right in the middle where the 2 headlights meet. It's only a dip or shift in "height" from one light to the next and only occurs at the very end of the lights- hopefully I am explaining this well enough. The low beams are pretty directed at the road and almost have a sharp cut off, which I found much different than my previous SUV. But I will tell you that after the first week I got so used to it I completely forgot about it until your post. The low beams actually work perfectly in the environment they were meant for and the high beams are fantastic - best I have ever had in a car. As far as the stereo I have not found the feature you mentioned. Have you googled it at all? There are some Outback experts blogging out there and they might be able to answer you or research it for you. Good luck and enjoy your new ride
Feb 14, 2010 (12:41 pm)
I just ordered a 2010 2.5 Limited Legacy. Each of the two other cars I test drove - a 3.6R Premium and a 2.5 Limited had the Harmon Kardon audio system in it and while stopped and listening to them really didn't think they were all that great. Neither car had a nav system. Is there an equalizer with the HK system if the Nav isn't in the car? I also tested a Buick LaCrosse that had the HK system and it was great. I'm hoping that the new car HK system can be tweeked. Anyone that has the Limited without the Nav can you share what you have done to get the sound to be better? I did play with the treble and bass and fade and balance but not too long as I wanted to drive the cars with the radio off. Also with the car I ordered I didn't think I needed to order the self dimming mirror with compass. The other cars had it and I thought that it was standard on the Limited. Do I need to call tomorrow and have it added as I really do like that feature. I don't miss the Nav as I have a Garmin and the Factory Nav I have in my Toyota Convertible is really poor.
thanks for any help.
#893 of 1296 gened1, mirror
Feb 14, 2010 (3:14 pm)
"Also with the car I ordered I didn't think I needed to order the self dimming mirror with compass."
I just saw this question and I don't feel like going into the new car build either here or on Subaru USA but I think it's standard, only an upgrade if you want the "homelink". AFAIK they can add the homelink at the distribution center or at the dealer by changing out the mirror assembly. Just for the compass and self dimming I'm pretty sure that's standard on all cars.
Nice call on the Nav. BTW, what color did you order?