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Re: The Subaru Thread

Postby Hotoven » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:58 pm

I guess I can join the club. I just got myself a 2007 Subaru Outback. Very nice I must say. Now I'm waiting for the snow so I can use my 5 speed in the mountains!
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Re: The Subaru Thread

Postby MoapaPk » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:08 pm

I just had some service done on the 2003 Outback, and looked at the floor models as I waited. Much to my dismay, the 2010 Forester has a donut spare. Any car used for rough roads should have a real spare, and the spare should be rotated through with the other tires often.

Does anyone know if a full-sized spare will fit in the Forester tire compartment?
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Re: The Subaru Thread

Postby Hotoven » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:14 pm

When I was in xdoogiex's Forester, we blew a tire in Southern CO and his spare was a full size. It fit fine in his comparment, but I forget what year his was...

I was also disappointed with my 07 outback having a donut spare. Its 4400lbs. Its needs more than a little guy to get around.
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Re: The Subaru Thread

Postby MoapaPk » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:22 pm

Saw this:
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin ... ter-52279/

The room is there, but the foam tray (whoop!) probably won't fit over a full-size.
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Re: The Subaru Thread

Postby rhyang » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:00 pm

My '05 forester has a full size spare.
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Re: The Subaru Thread

Postby MoapaPk » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:01 am

anita wrote:anyone else pining for a diesel subaru?

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/suv ... index.html


It's interesting that this article is fairly "old." I saw just 2010 Soobs in the showroom in October; they won't even talk about the 2011 models.

More recent poop:
http://www.suite101.com/content/2011-su ... ew-a248716

Impressive numbers, but diesel is still expensive in the US.

An irony: as I live in Las Vegas, I always thought the seat warmers were about the most unnecessary aspect of my soobie. That changed when I was at the Grand Canyon in April 2010, and the outside air temp was about 16F. I hadn't brought a heavy bag, so I ended up sleeping in the car with the seat fully reclined; I would leave the engine running for about 10 minutes, and turn on the seat heaters until my rear was toasty, then turn off the engine and go to sleep.
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Re: The Subaru Thread

Postby CBakwin » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:40 pm

Wow, that is a wonderful development. I knew Subaru had planned a diesel for 2011 , but didn't really expect it to show up.....I'll have to check it out, finally someone is getting it together with a small 4wd (not really) diesel!!! Thanks Subaru, now perhaps a toyota RAV in diesel?
By the way, I have always thought a heated steering wheel, and window liners (so you can open your window in the winter) make more sense than heated seats.....and perhaps a heated door lock, so you can get into a locked car in winter, but then, these features are designed by people who don't live in a cold climate, it seems.
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Re: The Subaru Thread

Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:40 pm

Subaru AWD versus competitors

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooQRxlChvMw
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Re: The Subaru Thread

Postby Hotoven » Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:07 pm

Sierra Ledge Rat wrote:Subaru AWD versus competitors

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooQRxlChvMw


Cool video.

My question, do you think the Forester or Outback could do what the lighter legacy could? When all three wheels were on ice and one wheel regained traction. I'm thinking the Forester and Outback would be to heavy for this?
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Re: The Subaru Thread

Postby MoapaPk » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:31 am

So, has anybody put a full-sized spare in a post-2009 forester wheel well?
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Re: The Subaru Thread

Postby MoapaPk » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:23 am

Great! I may just put the donut on the side. For Death Valley, I like to have two spares, even if one is a donut! I wonder if I can rotate a full-sized spare through if I go in every 3000 miles... well, I could do that myself!
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