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Unread 30th September 2013, 02:36 PM
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Too big, too heavy and a bit ugly !
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Unread 30th September 2013, 09:06 PM
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I must be weird because I quite like it. I don't love it, but I think it's alright. Only thing I can see is the overhang at the front and rear.
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The black cladding is overkill IMO, and ruins the look completely - I like the black on SF and SG Foresters, but this looks stupid. Grey rims - Sick maaate! Don't forget the price increase too! (I'm stunned that these days some of the Europeans are better value for money!)

What is going on at Subaru HQ?

Hmm.

Saw one of these in the flesh on my nightly walk tonight. Have to say it actually looks reasonable in person. I'd suggest it was a car from HQ, only because we live about 20 minutes drive from Subaru HQ, it had big yellow number plates with Subaru (not dealer) numberplate surrounds (which in my experience usually means it is HQ)

But yes, it actually looks better in real life than in pictures. I'll stick with the '05 Forester though.
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I want one.... that's all.
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Unread 10th October 2013, 04:48 AM
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I want one.... that's all.
Me too, that's all...
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Well I guess I'll be the first to post I drove one!
Long story short; girlfriends dad's best mate is one of the head honcho guys at a dealer in Perth here. He takes home any car he want, anyway was talking to him having a few drinks last sunday and he threw me the keys.
All I can say is WOW.
it looked amazing in every way, the interior has been done. Had the latest (I think 8 speed) CVT auto with the FB25(2.5l donk). Blew my mind, was amazing to drive onroad, heaps of power everywhere and would just eat my EJ25 Foz. So quiet and comfortable.
I'd certainly buy one, but 45k is steep.
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Unread 10th October 2013, 03:18 PM
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Just had a look at one today - apparently this is a special version with upgraded kit, and the 2013 gen 5 facelifted version without all the body kit stuff is still being produced and sold...
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And they brought back the hood scoop!! To bad about the atrocious approach angle though :,(
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Unread 8th June 2014, 01:25 AM
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The approach angle is very much the only thing that separates the 2015 OB from a true sensible overland vehicle, once it is mildly modified. Mine is just as good but for the lack of x-mode. Beyond that, one should just get a 2dr Rubicon or--WAY better--hike. In the US, there aren't too many roads and trails that are 1/ totally worth visiting yet 2/too tough for an OB to handle and 3/too tough for a reasonably fit standard person to hike.

The above makes it all the more frustrating that we are stuck with so awful an AA. If the Forester had 30 degrees I would be very tempted. But at just 23, the new FXT is still only passable, at best.

The true solution for Subaru would be to offer an adjustable suspension. As more and more people realize that current Subarus have true off-road capabilities, there should be enough takers to make the R&D worthwhile.
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