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 Post subject: 2019 Forester
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:36 pm 
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Vehicle: MY13 SJ XT

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Location: Sydney Nth West
Went to a Dealer launch of the new Forester this evening. Managed to get a drive. Obviously I vented my frustration of no turbo in the new model! I'd have to say I was suitably impressed even with a short drive. The new 2.5L DI engine certainly propelled the car much better than my wife's latest XV with a 2.0L DI. The new global platform gives a much improved ride and solid feel on the road. So many new gadgets - front camera in grill, side camera off side (left) mirror to ensure one doesn't scrap wheels on kerb, auto folding side mirrors when engine off, +DAB digital radio across all models - list goes on. No sports model as seen for Japan market though.

I'll hold off for up to 18 months in the hope that a "special release' model comes to Oz with a turbo. Maybe the engine in the USA only Ascent. Not holding much hope there! :(

 Post subject: Re: 2019 Forester
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:13 pm 
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Vehicle: 00 gt

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Location: HerveyBay
Has it grown big enough for a 3.6L??

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