• Nov 28, 2007
Any hope of Subaru surprising us with the 2009 Forester's new look is gone now thanks to a Japanese magazine cover that's been scanned on the web revealing in full detail what the new boxy CUV will look like when it soon debuts. Subaru recently went live with a new mini site for the Forester that showed us a shadowy image of the Forester's rear end, but this new scan leaves nothing to the imagination. It's very Tribeca-like in the grille and headlights and looks much more like its own design than does the current model. Perhaps Subaru can keep the Forester's technical details close to its chest for a few more weeks until the first official images are released on Christmas Day, but we kind of doubt it.

[Source: Carscoop]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      It is hard, from this angle to have any real idea of what the thing really looks like.

      For months we saw pictures of the Impreza taken from about the altitude of a dog eying up a tire to mark. A small dog - a rat-dog at that. Not even a real dog. And you know what, when you see the Imp in real life - like - when you approach it as an adult human, not a small dog, it doesn't look too bad. It's not great, but it looks better walking up to it than it did in the months of "gonna run me over" launch pictures.

      The key question re. the Forester is whether or not the "girls" are going to like it.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Wait, what is your point? All I got out of this is small dog, big dog, and run me over? Read your post over before you click "Add Your Comments".
        • 7 Years Ago
        "And you know what, when you see the Imp in real life... it doesn't look too bad."

        Hang in there, Ricky. You gotta read it all...;-}
      • 7 Years Ago
      Can anyone say Mitsubishi Outlander??
      • 7 Years Ago
      EH... looks like an ugly child from an incestual relationship between two Nissan Muranos
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's a bit bland, but I don't think it looks bad at all. To be honest with you, I despised the looks of the new Impreza's, but after seeing a new WRX sedan in person at the strip, it was actually really sharp. A bit conservative, but not nearly as bad as internet pics looked. Seeing something on a screen and in person are drastically different things :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Am I the only one seeing a "Please stop stealing our content" instead of the actual picture?
        • 7 Years Ago
        last time i saw this picture (on this website) it was supposedly only a rendering...
        when did that change?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh come on!

      I know this ugly. But think of how much better it will look with the higher clearance for the US market! Ski hauling will be transformed forever!

      And a word to SherBorn: you have never driven a Subaru. also, they're one of the most profitable automakers and in far better stead than whatever 3rd rate crappy conglomerate US company you appreciate for the silver plastic dashboards.
      • 7 Years Ago
      oh, the flannel femmes will love it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mini-Tribecca (sp)

      Am I the only one noticing the weird mirror like thing on the hood?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Interesting.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Alot of cars in japan have that. Its a parking mirror.
      • 7 Years Ago
      These days, just about every automaker is capable of making at least one attractive model.

      Except Subaru

      Luckily, they'll be bankrupt soon enough.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Lies! The Legacy still looks good.
        • 7 Years Ago
        If Soob goes bankrupt there wouldn't be any Japanese automakers for me to buy from and I can't afford a European - that leaves me with public transportation. Oh wait, back to your moronic comment; maybe owning a generic economy car has you bitter? You should only see the rear of one of these things as it leaves you in the dust. Get over it...
      John Casy
      • 7 Years Ago
      What do you expect when theres a joint venture between Toyota Motor Corp. and General Motors Corp.
      For the pass 40 years GM has made junk for cars.
      GM had a major problem with the rack and pinion in some of their cars. In cold weather the seals would not seal and the stering was very hard.
      Then GM join Saab and u guess it Saab had the same problem.
      What can one expect when GM join Toyoto. Toyoto is turning into a junk car.
      GM great mistake and that is so true.....
        • 7 Years Ago
        @John Casy
        You were able to write a whole paragraph of nonsensical information. You do know that GM sold their portion (20%) of Fuji Heavy Ind 2 years ago. Toyota bought 8.4% and the rest is still on the market.
        So, with that cleared up, why in gods name would a joint venture between Toyomoco and GM have anything to do with the separate ownership of Fuji Heavy Ind shares by GM and Toyomoco?
        My theory is that you're bitter because some mechanic told you some GM cars have bad steering rack seals and charged you $2000 to fix it. What you don't know is that this is a simple DIY.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @John Casy
        Huh!

        What do GM and Toyota have to do with this?
        • 7 Years Ago
        @John Casy
        What are you taking about!?
        • 7 Years Ago
        @John Casy
        Ricky has it right, GM left FHI years ago.
        Plus, GM and Toyota only make one car together, and Toyota builds it. Toyota is in trouble all on its own.

        BTW - If GM makes "junk cars", why does it keep winning awards?
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