• Jan 31, 2007


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Subaru is known for high quality, all-wheel drive vehicles that offer a lot of what a Volvo would get you, but for a lot less money. The Subaru Forester offers SUV utility and capability with station wagon looks and gas mileage. The 10-year anniversary of the Forester is being marked with a special JDM edition that carries a 2.0L engine and a special white paint job. This celebration of the Forester is about as daring as the vehicle's styling -- very understated. While the 2.0L engine isn't available here in the US, we do finally get more JDM-looking Foresters in the new Sports 2.5 X and Sports 2.5 XT. As for the unavailable 2.0, well, we'll just have to settle for more displacement, better power, and no need trying to remember another anniversary.

[Source: Subaru via Winding Road]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      I agree, I’d definitely like to see the STI over here. Or at least a Forester with a sport suspension. They did recently introduce two Sport trims, a non-turbo and a turbo, but both are essentially appearance packages. American? Then no sports suspension in a Forester for you.

      One thing the XT Sport does include that even the leather-trimmed XT Limited does not is stability control.

      Add in the cancellation of the Legacy wagon and the person in charge of Subaru’s product planning is clearly a sadist with an odd sense of humor.

      My site’s page for the Forester, with links to price comparisons and fuel economy results:

      http://www.truedelta.com/models/Forester.php
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like Subaru's, they are kind of like that odd, quirky friend we all have that is a little geeky and a little clueless about style. The thing that has always bothered me here as of late about Subarus is that their interiors seem to be stuck in a mid-90's design crisis. Can't they design a more modern looking interior?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Cool cars and site ....well how many colors available for this model????

      Finance Guide 101
      • 8 Years Ago
      Apparently Atom hasn't seen the interior of a Tribeca.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's not my taste but it is very cute! I think of an upscale car for the eco-friendly, flannel wearing, birkenstockers that shop at Whole Foods. Great job Subaru!!! Where's the hybrid?!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I really like this car. One of my neighbors down the street has a white Forester and it looks beautiful. It may not be a super bold design, but while it may not appeal to people so much on the form side, it certainly has appeal when it comes to function.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Say what you want, but this thing is amazing. And drive a Legacy, tell me the interior isn't nice. I'd prefer this over a new Civic dashboard...This could probably use an update, but as long as they're selling I guess stick to what works.

      Wade depth, rofl.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Bill,

      Apparently Atom hasn't seen the interior of a Legacy GT Spec. B either.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's not my taste but it is very cute! I think of an upscale car for the eco-friendly, flannel wearing, birkenstockers that shop at Whole Foods. Great job Subaru!!! Where's the hybrid?!
      • 8 Years Ago
      You know what first came to mind when I saw the picture? Toyota Landcruiser 100 meets Toyota Highlander. Too bad Subaru's don't have the wade depth I need to make my daily commute to and from work. >.>