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#8 of 14 shudder on 2001 Elantra
May 13, 2010 (11:48 am)
Only have 56,000+ miles. Transmission fuel was changed at 22,000 and 51,000 miles. Shudders when sharply turning wheels and reversing, using accelerator at 1mph. Also, shudders a little less so, upon braking from 40mph to 0mph. Dealership wants to change transmission fuel, but what else could it possibly be? Many thanks.
#9 of 14 Re: Shudder at slow speed turns [jim701]
Nov 04, 2010 (2:28 pm)
Jim, what turned out to be the problem with the low speed shudder on turns? I recently bought a 2004 forester with 84K on it and it does the same thing.
#10 of 14 Re: Shudder at slow speed turns [jerry1110]
Nov 04, 2010 (2:53 pm)
Subaru acknowledged the problem, ordered and installed a replacement differential kit and the problem disappeared.
#11 of 14 Re: Shudder at slow speed turns [jim701]
Nov 04, 2010 (3:31 pm)
Jim - the rear differential?
#12 of 14 should I buy a 2009 forester or is there a better awd suv out there?
Nov 26, 2010 (6:04 pm)
I'm thinking of buying a 2009 Forester. It seems that I think I have it all figured out but then I read something that makes me wonder should I buy a CRV or possibly an Acura MDX. They all look nice. I just want a great driving reliable AWD SUV. Any Thoughts?
#13 of 14 Re: should I buy a 2009 forester or is there a better awd suv out there? [marlyr]
Nov 28, 2010 (4:41 pm)
I think the CRV and MDX have inferior AWDs that are don't begin to operate until slippage occurs.I don't think either handle as well as a Forester, and the MDX is a much bigger and more expensive vehicle.
I was impressed by the power and handling of an Acura RDX that a friend has. It's a turbo so should be compared to the Forester XT Limited. Same size but about $5,000 more when new.
#14 of 14 Re: should I buy a 2009 forester or is there a better awd suv out there? [marlyr]
Nov 29, 2010 (8:32 am)
We're happy with ours.
If you want an MDX, I'd cross-shop with a Tribeca, which is bigger and more upscale.
Our 09 Limited PZEV has never been back to the dealership - perfectly reliable, knock on wood!