• Nov 27th 2007 at 10:02AM
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While we'd like to think that the launch of the new Subaru Forester teaser site somehow corresponds to the leakage of images we saw yesterday, we're forced to assume that coincidences are just that. Regardless, Subaru still hasn't learned that displaying a darkened image of its newest product (ala STI) doesn't stop tech-savvychallenged bloggers from doing a screen capture and lightening up the shot to reveal the new Forester's rump.

You'd be forgiven for seeing a Honda Pilot upon first glance, but the lower ride height and bland bottom quickly eschews that comparison. According to Subaru, "It's comming [sic]", and despite the fact that the mini site is for the Japanese market, we doubt little will have changed when the Forester makes its debut in Detroit.

Thanks for the tip, Jake!

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm not a Hater, I think Subaru's are good cars with great traction and safety ratings.

      I do think Subaru seem lost for a front end Identity.

      I didn't care for the original front end Tribeca look which was also on the previous Impreza, Now I really like it, its really different, its also on the R1. I don't care for the new generic look of the Tribeca, It devalues the car, Its really lost.
      I like the new Impreza but again the grille area doesn't do it for me, I love chrome but the grille looks odd, I think it needs three horizontal chrome slats or fins.

      The Outback wagon is under estimated, the base model is an absolute bargain, I loved the 06 front end look, It had curves, it was sexy, the 07 looks plain, It wouldn't put me off buying one.

      I too would like to see better sound systems, something nice like Boston Acoustics would be Nice.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't even think lesbians will want this.
      Soobie's losing touch with its core market.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I really love (as in....really dislike) how everyone here hates on Subaru.

      Get over yourselves and go drive one. And if you own one with issues and have an idiotic dealership, common sense says to GO TO A DIFFERENT DEALERSHIP :P
        • 7 Years Ago
        Mike, I think you are misinterpreting frustration as hate.

        Subaru has the potential to really, really kick ass. They've got it down mechanically, but you can't sell cars if you don't have design. What is their most attractive car? The Outback? What does that say about their design language as a company?

        It's just frustrating to see a company with so much potential deliver these duds. Superficial as it may be, design SELLS. And that's the point, isn't it?

        I, for one, want to see them release some cars that have some great looks to go with their great engineering.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks like an old 90's Mistubishi Expo.
      • 7 Years Ago
      YAWN, another Subaru, another new nose, this time with a Pilot's arse.
      • 7 Years Ago
      You gotta love that according to Subaru in Japan, the new Forester is not simply Coming, it's CoMMing as well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      MMMMmmmmm, the Subarua Forester - Rondo Edition. I just don't understand Subaru anymore. They better not F-up the Legacy.
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      The hate comes from Subaru starting out with strong line-ups then paring them down to boring mediocrity.

      When the current Legacy launched you could get it in a varity of trims and colors both inside and out. Now? No wagon. Few colors. No interior color choice. No manual in the wagon when it was available. Spec-B? A joke. Oh, you can get an "outback" to haul your "barbie" or WTF ever you use that high riding squishy POS for. Want nav? only with the auto trany. Except in the spec-b, then you have no choice but to get Subarus four year old dated and obsolete nav unit. Audio system? It's a joke and difficult to upgrade due to integration with the cliamte control. Subaru does not listen to customers.

      I fully expect the next Legacy to be ugly as sin. At least it won't have the pig snout.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I, for one, am not too freaked out by this design. I'm happy to see it still has a large rear glass, I was afraid of a highly up-swept belt line, ala Matrix.

      My primary fear is of losing the manual tranny.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ahhh....Subaru...it was a good 10 year run wasn't it???
      • 7 Years Ago
      teasing ? : to tantalize especially by arousing desire or curiosity often without intending to satisfy it

      I take issue with the headline of the article.
        • 7 Years Ago
        it was before that part. the 'desire' and 'curiosity' bit. we are talking about a forester, right?
        • 7 Years Ago
        I don't know about that. From the looks of things, I don't think many people are going to be very satisfied.
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