yes indeedy, very much so he sayshe also urges me to advise you, do not use your rear demister on your rear window if is tinted with a film, The only reason that could happen would be if a completely dodgy film was applied in a similarly dodgey way by a similarly dodgey tinter. Ludicrous. :). The vehicle needs a bigger sway bar for this type of work. Better not show him this then forums.overlander.com.au...opic.ph­ p?t=32247 Thanks everyman. maybe burn your clutch out, It's an automatic transmission. Bolt and Screw Extractors : Call Us With Questions or Orders. Better just take the rear window out, just to be safe huh This is developing into the most amusing thread ever on WP--maybe turn the Forester into a Cabriolet just to be safe--ok---LMAO.Deja, you are priceless my friend.Cheers. They have a room called "Journey" where the car is there, all spic and span and under spotlight. :), If i get time on the weekend, I'll do some tests, and maybe take some little movies of 0-100 runs. not sure what those letters mean, Hmm. You ended up going for the Forester then...nice :). Good luck with the Terry Rerzedep. I'm jealous as hell.Feed me with all the info Deja. I know that when I drive down to my sisters place in Canberra that the car does pick up "white" deposits/dirt. What ever vehicle I end up with ,would love to do that trip with you and Deja sometime.ENJOY !! Subaru have them but pricey.Comes with the trailer power hookup ofcourse, No, tow pack refers to the hitch, the ball and cooler. I like the look pf the new LE Liberty STi too. I can't comment on the WRX Are there any differences good or bad between thr X or XS Very similar drive. Ummm, maybe.... :), Having seen a number of bubbled screens around .... got me smiling real loud :o)great stuff ha ha es: the ones get nicely tinted rear screens& whattayaknow put their rear windows heaters on,ha ha really how often do you see those bubbly rear tinted windows:/). Smooth as silk now and good for traffic, stop start stuff.I could certainly understand anyone driving it being a little dazed and confused until getting the hang of it.In Power mode or in Sportshift, there's loads of fun to be had. I think the new Forrester would have the new Subaru corporate grill. As fast as a V8 (if not faster). *cough*, Going to be crowded out there... Wouldn't it be so much easier if we all owned hovercraft and lived on a bayou? Add a 12V inline pump and instant shower.See, thoughts are running ahead of me again ;). Noticeably. The one on the right hand side of this photo. Prices reflect recommended retail price as per our terms & conditions Top stuff. Or they haven't been warmed up, or cooled down.So if ya look after ya car, enjoy ya pre-spooling in that liberty gt (i know i flogged one in my recent test drive and it came back stinking of clutch and rubber :P), maybe really break in your engine, I love it. However, I don't think the 2nd payback would happen. Thanks. You will find all manufacturers have had their fair share of recalls, ok thanks, just caught me off guard unexpectly. Using the power the turbo pumps out in the most effective ways possible. The Forester does it again, good to see it beat stiff competitions from the likes of BMW X3 3.0i sport. See you on the road. Sorry for the confusion! 215/60/16 Cool, they sound ( from the michelin ) website pretty good.Let us know how they go after you give them a few runs. I had a tow pack on the Commie which held my MB. price/value on the wife's Forester XT? I've heard metallic (Titanium) is the best but if using metallic not to cover the rear window aerial as it impacts am reception (yes, I like my am).Any other suggestions ? This stops feathering and lifting7. The test drive just clinched it.I'm waiting for Rerze to post back as I trust his opinion Hey there Deja and Shapey. I'm off for a nice 300 km drive tomorrow down through Gippsland, Note this is for an XT MY05 but I suggest the results for a MY06 should be as good if not better. I doubt I will be modding the engine in anyway for quite some time. Redbook : www.redbookasiapacific.c...RESTE&year=20040 very useful site that, did not know it - those prices are based on 30,000km which bodes well as we only have 16,000km with a couplr of extrasthanks all - i'll let u know how i goJeloz, SOLD 2 day - $33K - took a while...Thanks alljeloz. Remeber there's a convenient 12v outlet in the rear cargo area. Looking for seat upgrades or at least some custom seat covers to soften them up.Anyone have any ideasWord back from Moline is the seats get hard on long trips.I might be looking for an extended test drive soon to check. no not for a long time, been awhile, not allowed nowadays you're wrong. Don't worry - occassionally, just occassionally some of what I write has no substance or grounding in reality. The Forester is a great all round vehicle, whereas the patrol is a truck.Just be careful if you tint the windows on either one. Well, one day you'll get payback-payback. I got a letter from Subaru today, it seems there's a safety recall on some floor matts. I would recommend the model that overhangs the edge of the roof rails. Very good. Slow night huh ? Taken them off road once so far and the performance was good. The other idea I had for the XT was to add a tow pack. No worries. Namely the satnav and the audio inputs. Brakes were on the mark. Its a manual. it's about three months away before you even get the car, correct? Live Chat Live Chat. Add a 12V inline pump and instant shower. ; ), That's a bit harsh. … Also the reason why some claim that Subaru have weak gearboxes ;). MY06 appears fault free. If the "locals" can get old Falcons everywhere I want to go, I'm sure with driver skill I can get a Forester with bashplate into most of them in good weather conditions. I was wondering if you guys see a bit of a similarity between Foresters and Klugers? However, good to see even small items like this being looked after - great stuff. That is crappy. how direct and precise is the manual gearbox. 6 hours of driving and way too much fun.A few unhappy SS drivers left in Aberdeen and Scone Nice way to see the country side :) Did 11.8 l/100 km on the trip and with some rather hard driving. :), Thanks, I will give it a go!! The stock dump pipe is actually half blocked at the factory. I can see an image of me pulling into the garage with the bike still on top. In fact my daughter commented how quiet it was after my 3 year old Commodore VX. Pretty sure those prices are + GST too.Ppl load up on them though. The way things are going, I may have to wait for the Tribeca---hope it's a lot better than a Murano----and I know it will be.No problems with Disco diggin--LOL---a nice vehicle, but overkill for me, I wouldnt use the serious off road capability that it posesses-----to far over budget also.I am truly hoping that the Forester will be ok space wise--I obviously haven't driven it yet but it should be a pocket rocket, a quality I really like.Also, I don't do VERY long trips so the space shouldn't be an issue for 1-2 hours drive and I want to sort this issue out one way or another.So, it is either the Forester or shelve plans for a year or thereabouts untill the Tribeca and the Mazda are on the market---but looking forward to the Forester drive. They've been using GT's/Xt's in Melb inner suburbs as emergency response Paramedic units for about 5 years. You make it sound like there is something wrong with it.Let me assure you, there isn't.If it's not for you then great but seriously there's nothing inherantly wrong with it. When the beer goes flat, would it change the ride quality---kinda like the viscosity of oils. Had to breeze past it today when buying the Brita filter. it works for me because i make sure never to Bullshit a sales person. You can import them from the USA - a few have done this now. Good news Deja. I can't really disagree as am yet to drive it. I t would seem the Forester is the most space efficient. A good add on I may consider for camping. Maybe something like these?www.arb.com.au/paratus_seats.htm. Hopefully Optus sort it out tomorrow. Was the woman more appealing than her car ?---LOL.Take care mate and enjoy what ever you can, while you can. Come to think of it, I haven't seen the OP around here for a while. Infact, it's one of the best, most versatile transmissions I've driven.You'll enjoy the manual ! ­Subaru Recall If you're interested ! Nothing like spending the best part of 45k on a vehicle, and then rocking up to K-Mart to get it all decked out... You want a pic of the connector/setup for some contingency planning ? Would an AWD sedan work. I tried my best to torture the Geo's on my test drive. You could get a nice double din VDO dayon satnav installed for that :). To my mind, there is one weakness in the setup, but I could be wrong, as it might be the same on all towing setups. My offroad before I moved to Tassie was very serious, deep ruts, steep loose hills, basically going places because I could, not needed to..... down here, not as much yet.....If you are seriously looking at a full on 4wd, why not check out an offroad forum -- like 4wdmonthly.com.au ; outerlimits4x4.com ; or the like? I better not show her how to pre-spool Please excuse my ignorance, but what is pre spooling? It's worth it though, and I knew it would be difficult. I may go aftermarket if the dealer cranks it up. *shivers*, *shakes*, *rolls on the floor in fits of laughter*You get the idea.Please don't rice a Forester :(. Most are hoping it misses out again.Edit - I've been looking at a few videos of the Forrie nowThis is an MY05 but the guy is having a blastwww.auto.cz/media/?video...forester_wmv.wmv (11mb), This is an MY05 but the guy is having a blastwww.auto.cz/media/?video...forester_wmv.wmv (11mb) That dude is having a riot !Hmm, exhaust sounds tasty. What swayed you to the auto ? I got a letter from Subaru today, it seems there's a safety recall on some floor matts. The diesel is a nice addition too. Big dollar, but well worth the money if you're only ever going to use it on road. (11) 11 product ratings - Snap-On Bolt Extractor Set BEX13A 13 Piece Set *BRAND NEW STILL SEALED* $150.00. At least you're not advocating washing your car with dog shampoo. To save time and trouble I only sat in the Outback and it had less room than the Liberty and IMVHO it looks very ordinary, with zero showroom appeal.So, onto the main event--an event which lasted all afternoon today---the Forester XT.Let us not mince words here ---this sucker kicks ass!! COuld use a little more straightening up though to keep the chassis closer to neutral around sharp corners. Rerzedep needs a Disco Better not show him this then forums.overlander.com.au...opic.ph­ p?t=32247. An example of the Forrie ability to break down "barriers"www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dl...0404/1004/NEWS0161-year-old Barnegat woman who mistakenly applied pressure to the gas pedal instead of the brake drove her sport-utility vehicle through a wall and into a men's room at the Garden State Parkway's Monmouth Service Area on Saturday.The driver, Betty Martin, and her husband, Howard, 62, the only other occupant, were not injured LOL, one way to bypass the queue to the toilet. The Liberty GT has the upper hand I think.The order is about to be placed (10 days). The Michelins have done over 40,000k's and look to be worn about 50%, they are good under both wet & dry conditions and have good grip when cornering.The Subaru Dealer Towbar (50x50) on my XS is a Haymen Reese made towbar.If you have the Towbar fitted by the Dealer then the work is covered by their Warranty. When the beer goes flat, would it change the ride quality---kinda like the viscosity of oils. It's related.These 4 cylinder turbo's are all related ;)Sounds like you have had some bad experiences with the local Subie dealer ?Sorry to hear it. price/value on the wife's Forester XT? Subaru corporate grill. other vehicles. Horses for courses and all. Would still recommend you look at higher spec roadies. Regards and good night, Good link Everyman - thanks.Cheers mate. Not even considerign anupgrade now. !Where is the best place / value for money + good service and am i wasting my time searching around to try and save a few $$$$ or should i be able to get these for say sub $200.I live in Waverley in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. road tyre.For a mix of light off road and mostly on-road, the Geolandars are ok. - Are there any differences good or bad between thr X or XS & XT if you have driven the non turbo version as well (excluding the interior trim and things I can pick from a catalogue). Mostly related to shift ranges.What was startling more than anything was the shift auto moving on it's own !I hope it was a lemon.Regards. A good point - shame really. I should have included versus the MY05 WRX - sorry, The following site is in Japanese but worth a look at the add ons for the Forester.Nice pictures. In Stock. The guys here are very open and it is quite refreshing. Really pisses the kids off ;), Subie sent out a little pressie in the mail todayI don't know why they bothered really.A "maglite" (copy) with Subaru on the side.Still, better than nothing ;). bring it on :)edit:linkage, ­Subaru Recall If you're interested ! No, tow pack refers to the hitch, the ball and cooler. Details ? ( well I do ):), Just about to go do that :)Back soon.Edit - ignore the paint with swirl marks and crapBefore tintimg98.imageshack.us/img9...aweblarge0bv.jpgand after tintimg119.imageshack.us/img...xtamedium2bf.jpgimg119.imageshack.us/img...ta1medium2an.jpgSide by side (little less exposure in 2nd shot img93.imageshack.us/img93/9228/tint0yk.jpg. Typical female :P ( I'll be in trouble now )She drives just like me most of the time, not shy with the right foot :)Definitely likes to give the turbo a run. maybe a brake pad or caliper upgrade ? I'll be looking for links to suppliers and ideas. forum-replies.cfm?t=431199Been done ;) It was really hard to keep my Kluger bias out of this post ;) Hasn't stopped you before :P. Been done ;) Sorry about that - it's to do with daylight savings. I've tried that break-in method, it works fabulously.After picking up my XT from the dealer in '04, I immediately gave it a solid workout - basically 'let it rip'. the wharehouse & supa-cheap get some interesting stuff for awd accessories. you are a national treasure and may have saved my eyesight...bless you my son. With the Forester it is one of finding the space. Started dialogue with three dealers even though I'll be buying from one I have already identified ;) Are you sold on the Auto ? Just run the feed down the side of the vehicle. The security would be worse than the thieves Failing this, for a flask of single malt (per evening) I could keep an eye on things I rarely share my single malt and even less likely to share the vehicle ;). Since I will be basically driving the car 100% on road, I swapped out the tires for a set of Yokohama Advan ST's which are a high perf. the only other car I'd match up against it now is the new MazdaSpeed6. Edit - it's the Integra making all the noise ;) Damn lotta noise :). Hey every, why not start a KLUGER thread ? A good question. That'd make for an interesting ride ! Dual batteries:www.arb.com.au/arb_dual_battery_systems.htmWith the dual batt - my grandparents are caravaners and have an ARB set-up for their dual system. Looks like a water cooler storage area in the dash too.Come on Subaru Australia - get with it. Add to Cart. $19.99 $ 19. Agree. I haven't driven it since last Saturday. Re my previous post, the Geos make a fair bit of noise in mine, but I am told that the refinement is a big improvement in the MY06. Yes. Checked out a few aero parts for the Forester already too, coming from a mod'd 180SX the Forester stock looks a little plain lol, so a few changes here and there to make it mine rather then just another one in the pack. 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