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Forester Sport #5338671 02/02/20 01:11 AM
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I can't believe this is a thing, I've encountered a few this week. All impeding traffic with old ladies behind the wheel. 182 HP. Where's the sport other than the red tape?

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Re: Forester Sport [Re: dishdude] #5338676 02/02/20 01:17 AM
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I've seen a few myself lately. I think the SPORT is in the cosmetics.


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Re: Forester Sport [Re: dishdude] #5338699 02/02/20 03:05 AM
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Subaru used to have an "XT" or "GT" version of almost every model they sold, that was turbocharged and available with a manual transmission. At some point within the last few years, seemingly coinciding with introducing the CVT, they got away from this.

Just about every "XT" was a great car!

Outback XT...man, I'd love to have one of those with a manual transmission! So sporty, fun to drive, and utilitarian at the same time!

Legacy GT...

Forester XT with the manual...the older ones looked good. Much better than the new ones.

Wasn't there an XT version of the Baja with turbo and manual also?


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Re: Forester Sport [Re: dishdude] #5338702 02/02/20 03:13 AM
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Hopefully the forester XT comes back.


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Re: Forester Sport [Re: dishdude] #5338806 02/02/20 08:08 AM
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There is no sport in a new forester. Cosmetics only.


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Re: Forester Sport [Re: dishdude] #5338829 02/02/20 08:30 AM
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Like anything else. Wheels and stripe package.

I See no customers for this.

What happened to GM? NO GM F41 bargains anymore.

In the 80's I was trading in a Citation X-11 and the manager wouldn't give me extra $$ over a

regular Citation. He said it was a " fake sporty car - just a strip and decal package!"

Little did he know they were very accomplished track cars.

Eagle GT tires, lowered performance suspension, F-glass hood with cowl scoop, H.O. V6, close ratio 4 speed MT.

You could change lanes on the interstate as fast as you could yank the wheel at 90 MPH with complete stability.


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Re: Forester Sport [Re: ARCOgraphite] #5338859 02/02/20 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by ARCOgraphite


In the 80's I was trading in a Citation X-11 and the manager wouldn't give me extra $$ over a

regular Citation. He said it was a " fake sporty car - just a strip and decal package!"



A friend had the good (relative term) X-11 V6/MT in that metallic orange. I had the couple years newer fake one with the Iron Duke and MT. Those were actually good cars that were put together badly by Chevy.



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Re: Forester Sport [Re: dishdude] #5338881 02/02/20 09:19 AM
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Where is the sport in SUV? Sport Station wagons? I bet the little old ladies have a little bit of wisdom in what driving is for. drive

Re: Forester Sport [Re: dishdude] #5338913 02/02/20 10:03 AM
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Looks like Subaru has taken a page from Toyota's book when it comes to "sport" models. And who can blame them when Toyota is becoming pretty much a deity.
Subaru simply want some of that blind following too.


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Re: Forester Sport [Re: KrisZ] #5338922 02/02/20 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by KrisZ
Looks like Subaru has taken a page from Toyota's book when it comes to "sport" models. And who can blame them when Toyota is becoming pretty much a deity.
Subaru simply want some of that blind following too.

Except the Camry has over 300hp and the new RAV4 Prime does 0-60 in 5.7 seconds...


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Re: Forester Sport [Re: dishdude] #5338930 02/02/20 10:19 AM
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I used to hate the old ladies slowing down traffic. Now I realize how many speeding tickets they saved me!

Re: Forester Sport [Re: Ws6] #5338931 02/02/20 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by KrisZ
Looks like Subaru has taken a page from Toyota's book when it comes to "sport" models. And who can blame them when Toyota is becoming pretty much a deity.
Subaru simply want some of that blind following too.

Except the Camry has over 300hp and the new RAV4 Prime does 0-60 in 5.7 seconds...


Except they hang the sport badge and sporty looking trim on 4 cylinder models too.


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Re: Forester Sport [Re: ARCOgraphite] #5339084 02/02/20 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by ARCOgraphite
I See no customers for this.

And yet they can't keep them in stock.
I drove one. The CVT is programmed very aggressively. It is quite sporty. It handles better than my '18XT (urbo) with an added heavier stabilizer bar. I would jtrade my '18XT even up for it. Its that good. Its their new global platform. But yes it is not as quick as the XT.


Re: Forester Sport [Re: dishdude] #5339088 02/02/20 01:14 PM
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Same as Camry Sport Edition.


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Originally Posted by edyvw
Same as Camry Sport Edition.
You talking about the TRD? If so, you're wrong.


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