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Subaru Forester, Wagon
#4 of 134 Re: 2011 Subaru Forester [priggly]
Oct 31, 2010 (11:59 am)
As of July that was the message. It is not at all logical from an engineering standpoint that the 2010 turbo engine requires more frequent oil changes than the exact same engine labeled 2011.
I will change the oil in my Forester XT every 3000+ miles whatever the recommendation. Service writers at my local dealer have mentioned the foul condition of the oil drained from all the turbos. I buy my oil changes in bulk (5 at a time) from the dealer. Oil is cheap; engines and turbos are not.
#5 of 134 Re: 2011 Subaru Forester [saedave]
Oct 31, 2010 (5:32 pm)
The 7500-mile normal-use oil change interval with synthetic oil should apply equally to the XT engines before 2011, as the engines are unchanged.
#6 of 134 Re: 2011 Subaru Forester [aatherton]
Nov 01, 2010 (7:08 am)
7500-mile normal-use oil change interval with synthetic oil should apply equally
But without a service bulletin confirming, one should not presume warranty coverage.
Nov 01, 2010 (8:30 am)
The AT has a manual and sport mode which is very confusing.
If I wanted a MT. I would order a MT why would I want both ?
#8 of 134 Re: AT [fnamowicz]
Nov 01, 2010 (10:10 am)
The sport mode improves performance at the expence of fuel economy. It is in no way manual: It is just a change in the transmission's programmed shift points that gives you a choice. It can also minimize hunting back and forth between gears on a long grade.
#11 of 134 New High-End Audio for 2011 Forester
Nov 03, 2010 (4:42 am)
The new 2011 Forester is going to come with an upgraded head unit and high-end Harmon-Kardon or Pioneer audio speakers!
Gone now are the days of primitive audio and it's about time! The car will be a sheer pleasure to listen to (and drive)!
#12 of 134 Re: 2011 Subaru Forester [orbit9090]
Nov 03, 2010 (4:44 am)
Still has the rather ancient four speed automatic. Overdue for a five or six speed.
#13 of 134 Re: 2011 Subaru Forester [bdyment]
Nov 03, 2010 (11:24 am)
It may be ancient but it still works just fine. More gears is not necessarily better.
Look at the Germans. They are up to eight or even more and are still not satisfied!