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2019 Subaru Forester. First look. #4709968
03/28/18 06:27 PM
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http://www.motortrend.com/cars/subaru/forester/2019/2019-subaru-forester-first-look-review/



My opinion; a lot of people are going to be disappointed. No more manual transmission. Styling is five years behind. Sorry Subaru fans.


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Re: 2019 Subaru Forester. First look. [Re: PimTac] #4709978
03/28/18 06:42 PM
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Not looking good for Subaru, this thing isn't even a good rehash.


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Re: 2019 Subaru Forester. First look. [Re: PimTac] #4709985
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I am struggling with the idea that there will be less and less manuals to choose from in the future; at some point it won't be feasible to offer one on any car.

Not a fan of that design look regardless.


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Re: 2019 Subaru Forester. First look. [Re: PimTac] #4709987
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I thought Toyota was supposed to be helping Subaru with styling these days.

Seems like they are banking pretty hard on the Ascent, Foresters taking the back seat.


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Re: 2019 Subaru Forester. First look. [Re: PimTac] #4709989
03/28/18 06:49 PM
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But but they are making the safest cars on the road(thats a quote from somewhere)

who wouldnt want direct injection to gain 7hp and a CVT only option for transmission

/end sarcasm.

I used to rant about how they didnt build turbo with MT anymore..(since 2008) but this is just ugh.

edit: excuse me its 12hp, 7 more than the outback

The whole new chassis sounds interesting.. but no MT is just ugh.


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Re: 2019 Subaru Forester. First look. [Re: PimTac] #4709991
03/28/18 06:51 PM
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Geez the 18 and older models look better.

Its like they are trying to combine the outback legacy thing and the forester.

It will still sell...but not as strongly


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Re: 2019 Subaru Forester. First look. [Re: PimTac] #4710001
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Tough crowd. One of the reasons we didn't buy a Forester in '14 was it was so dated and just felt old, particularly the dash. And the CVT, wife disliked it in 5 minutes.

This design is more in line with the others in the category, should help bring new buyers. The upswept rear window must be a must-have element, they all have it. So much for the legendary Forester outward visibility.


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Re: 2019 Subaru Forester. First look. [Re: AZjeff] #4710002
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Kind of weird the WRX is still a generation behind the Impreza.

Re: 2019 Subaru Forester. First look. [Re: PimTac] #4710007
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IDK, vehicles in this class all kind of look the same to me now.
Dropping the XT is a big bummer, guess I am probably done with Subaru unless things change in the next 4-5 years.
I guess Toyota and Honda learned to force customers to move up to their lux lines to get a crossoverish thing with some performance (CRV and RAV4 have no high output engine options), but poor Subie doesn't have a lux line!!!

EDIT - surprised they said the latest FXT did 0-60 in 6.8 seconds, the '14s were generally 6.2-6.4s in the publications I read. Maybe they left the traction control on, that's supposed to cost about 0.5s.

Last edited by Virtus_Probi; 03/28/18 07:18 PM.

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Re: 2019 Subaru Forester. First look. [Re: PimTac] #4710015
03/28/18 07:22 PM
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Looks like an Outback with a little more ground clearance. I’m sorry to say, I wouldn’t buy one of those underpowered slugs.


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Re: 2019 Subaru Forester. First look. [Re: PimTac] #4710026
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I’ll die before I own a cvt. I guess a new forester is no longer in my future.


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Re: 2019 Subaru Forester. First look. [Re: Warlord] #4710035
03/28/18 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted By: Warlord
I’ll die before I own a cvt. I guess a new forester is no longer in my future.


You should check out a VW Golf Alltrack which offers a manual or a 6 speed DSG transmission.



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Re: 2019 Subaru Forester. First look. [Re: PimTac] #4710045
03/28/18 07:48 PM
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It looks like a Toyota Highlander and a Hyundai Santa Fe had an ugly baby.


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Re: 2019 Subaru Forester. First look. [Re: mcwilly] #4710055
03/28/18 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted By: mcwilly
I thought Toyota was supposed to be helping Subaru with styling these days.


Looks like Stevie Wonder has a new job working for Toyota.


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Re: 2019 Subaru Forester. First look. [Re: PimTac] #4710072
03/28/18 08:25 PM
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and they call it the brand new model, silly; from the ouside, it is the same as the current model...


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