Last post on Jun 17, 2013 at 7:39 PM
You are in the Subaru Forester
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Subaru Forester, Car Buying, Wagon
#14 of 158 Re: 2014 Subaru Forester [tyguy]
Jan 26, 2013 (12:24 pm)
That's cool, then. CVT for when you feel lazy, manual select when you want it.
#15 of 158 Re: 2014 Subaru Forester [tyguy]
Jan 27, 2013 (7:13 am)
Everything I've read states towing has been reduced across the board too.
#16 of 158 Re: 2014 Subaru Forester [xwesx]
Jan 27, 2013 (7:19 am)
Where did you hear about different towing for manuals? Everything I've read has stated all Foresters have reduced towing.
#17 of 158 Re: 2014 Subaru Forester [rsholland]
Jan 28, 2013 (11:12 am)
They probably have. The difference being that with the CVT, it's probably a necessity with the reduced tow rating without risking damage to the transmission. With the manual, it's no problem, but why would they want to push out different tow ratings to confuse the issue? Manufacturers are going for the simple/safe route on everything in this litigation-crazed world.
#18 of 158 Re: 2014 Subaru Forester [xwesx]
Jan 28, 2013 (12:32 pm)
That doesn't make sense. The CVT-equipped Outback is rated to tow 2700 pounds. In other markets the CVT-equipped Forester, etc. can tow ~ 4K.
#19 of 158 Re: 2014 Subaru Forester [rsholland]
Jan 28, 2013 (12:59 pm)
Well, then it really doesn't make any sense. Do they eliminate all the dash gauges that are useful for things like towing (oil temp, coolant temp, etc) in other markets as well?
I still suspect it boils down to being a liability issue. After all, the vast majority of owners will never tow anything with it anyway, so why encourage it for that use?
I towed my Escort with my Forester a couple of times, which was probably about a 2,800# load (between dolly and car), and the Forester had absolutely no problem with it all, so I would have no reservation about doing the same with a 2014+ Forester if I had one.
#20 of 158 2014 Forester
Jan 30, 2013 (2:54 pm)
Just got a O.T.D. price for the 2014 2.5i touring with nav..with rear bumper cover and splash guards also 2 year free scheduled maintenance..$ 31605.00 (6% sales tax doc etc. all inc.) Any suggestions or opinions...
#21 of 158 Re: 2014 Forester [tklien]
Jan 30, 2013 (2:59 pm)
You are the very first 2014 I've heard of. Are they in stock, or are you pre-ordering?
I'd be surprised if you got much discount at all...
#22 of 158 Re: 2014 Forester [tklien]
Jan 30, 2013 (4:17 pm)
A Forester in $30K range. What is this world coming to?
#23 of 158 Re: 2014 Forester [xwesx]
Jan 30, 2013 (5:15 pm)
The new XV is bigger than my 98 Forester. Much more passenger space, at least.
Saw an Equinox at the auto show for $39k. Loaded Durangos and Explorers were $50k.