Asian models went on sale in March 2013 as 2014 model year. In dry and in slippery conditions, the Forester offers substantially better braking and cornering performance than a truck, making it easier to handle on winding roads or in emergency situations during the stop-and-go of the daily commute. Subaru makes one of the best all-wheel-drive systems in the world, rivaled only by Porsche and Audi. Subaru unveiled the model year 2008 Forester in Japan on December 25, 2007. The car is 15 years old! Yet crisp throttle response and competent handling make the Forester fun to drive on dry pavement. In the meantime, the check engine light went out.
The independent double wishbone rear suspension was redesigned for better handling and a smoother ride. All provide a nominal torque split biased 60 front to 40 rear. When braking or driving downhill, the vehicle's weight shifts towards the front, reducing rear wheel traction. All other models came with either a single-range, five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. About the size of a grapefruit, the transfer system adds little weight. Its off-road capability approaches that of a sport-utility vehicle, yet it provides more driver confidence on tricky mountain roads with superior braking and handling performance. Because the S weighs 30 pounds more than the L, much of that in the power moonroof raising the center of gravity, the shocks and springs in the S are re-tuned; plus, the wider wheels and tires give it a slightly wider track.
I never turn if off because I am not sure it will work at all when I try to turn it back on. This is second time for this engine. Archived from on March 18, 2006. Now we just add water every 25 miles or so into the overflow so the engine doesn't over heat. The Forester's wheelbase was increased 3. To maintain your Subaru, insist on Genuine 2001 Subaru Forester Parts from Larry H.
Market was offered the car with either the 2. This is among the best cars on the road in a real downpour as we learned on some rural roads in Maryland. Another small overlap test was conducted on a number of vehicles, including a 2014 Forester, but was conducted on the passenger side instead. For 2003 and later, this problem was addressed with a revised, higher performing design, but is still a problem. Subaru learned to cope with adverse conditions, winning the highly competitive World Rally Championship three years in a row. Some of the standard equipment found on the 2. That left more room for people and cargo.
Both use the efficient 2. The engine was a 1. The S-Edition has a 5 speed Automatic Transmission. Essentially, the manual cars are set up with more bias towards the rear than the automatic cars. The car was getting bouncy and making a booming noise.
Production ran from 2012 to 2014. The new model was introduced at the 2008 in October. The 4-speed automatic is responsive and a good match for the engine. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. Parts a little hard to find had to order from supplier across country.
Horsepower 165-hp 5,600 rpm Fuel tank capacity 15. That means it offers superior handling to trucks in all but the roughest terrain. In Russia, Belarus and Ukraine 2. The touch is extremely light. For the first time, all trim levels of Forester are only available with one engine: Subaru's new.
Subaru has a lawsuit due to it; some experience over 1. The Forester offers sure-footed traction in slippery conditions in ways that traditional truck-based sport-utilities can never hope to do. The passenger seat is higher, the sound system has been upgraded, the rear bench seats are higher and the console is re-positioned for the person riding in the center. Model Lineup There are two all-wheel-drive models, the Forester L and sporty Forester S. These engines are , meaning that if the timing belt breaks or stretches, the pistons will hit the valves, resulting in an engine teardown, and a likely rebuild.
It used the Impreza platform but with the larger 2. Reading on the Subaru owners websites seems to indicate that this is a common problem in this age of vehicle. Also, if this belt is replaced around 105,000 miles, it is a good idea to change the water pump, thermostat, belt tensioner and all the idler pulleys for this belt. Archived from on June 4, 2011. I was told I needed a new catalytic converter and fittings.
With the split folding rear seats, the Forester offers 64. Shop 2001 Forester Interior online or call us now at 888. The North American version made its debut at the 2008 in Detroit. But what matters are the front-seat side-impact airbags S only , and the improvements in the seatbelts, plus rear seat headrests. Suspect the folding rear seat mechanism, but neither mechanic nor I have found the source. The Forester appeared after the introduction of the in Japan with a similar appearance, and the Forester's Japanese competitors include the , , and the.