SF v SG - Subaru Forester Owners Forum
Subaru Forester Forum
ebay search
Subaru Forester Forum
Go Back   Subaru Forester Owners Forum > International Forums > Europe
SubaruForester.org is the premier Subaru Forester Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-29-2013, 10:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
AP
Forum Member
Contributing Member
 
AP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,134
Location: Woking Surrey
Car Year: 00
Car Model: Outback
Transmission: 4EAT
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default SF v SG

Apart from Coopster has anyone gone from an SG to an SF forester?
What are the key differences?
Or have you gone from an SF to an SG? if so is the SG much improved over the SF?
As most of you know I sold my well modded SF last year and have been contemplating getting another foz, but I would like to know the real world differences between these 2 models..:, it would be doubtful I would buy another SF due the age of them now but if the right one popped up then who knows..
__________________
160bhp 4EAT Outback.....
AP is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-29-2013, 11:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
Forum Member
 
Neelie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 251
Location: Ireland
Car Year: 2005
Car Model: Forester XT
Transmission: Manual 5 speed
Gallery: 11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

id go SG simply because they are newer...
personally i've gone off old cars now, knowing comfort in the SG lol.
Neelie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 11:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 57
Location: hertfordshire
Car Year: 2005
Car Model: Forester 2.5XT PPP
Transmission: Manual
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Doubt this will be of any help but drove 1 modded SF (originally Forester200's blue one) which i thought handled lovely then gave it a few months, then drove a SG 2.5XT PPP (pre facelift) then drove a SF 2.0T PPP and preferred the extra shove of the 2.5 and abit more modern interior.

So ended up buying the 2.5 (plus i got it for a good rate/under market value as the dude wanted it shifted).
kingstonjames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 12:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
Don, King of the parts diagram
Lifetime Supporting Member
 
don1952's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 4,454
Location: Harpenden UK
Car Year: MY11
Car Model: WRX STi Sedan
Transmission: 6MT
Gallery: 3
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Default

Andy,

It's a lot like moving between a Classic and a Newage Impreza, it all depends what you want out of it.

I had the MY03 XT and the other half, at that time, had an MY00 S-Turbo.
Both similar to drive, have the same capabilities, XT was a bit more refined and newer.

If you were looking at an XT to modify again I'd steer clear of the 03XT.
__________________
Was a MY03 FXT 5MT (280bhp/290Lbsft)
Now a MY11 WRX STi 4door (342bhp/360Lbsft)
don1952 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 12:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
Forum Member
 
sterfore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 247
Location: SoCal / Philippines
Car Year: 2007
Car Model: FXT
Transmission: 4eat
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

I have an sg and bought an sf. Both are turbo, sg is more comfortable to drive, maintenance wise sg wins, its more fun to mod the sg. I would say sg wins over any aspect.
__________________
97 Forester T/TB
98 GC8 STI
07 Forester XT 4EAT
sterfore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 12:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
Forum Member
 
NewFun356's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 30
Location: Portsmouth UK
Car Year: 2006
Car Model: Forester 2.5 XT
Transmission: 5MT
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Would someone tell me what sg/sf means. It's like talking another language. I have no idea what you're going on about. I drive a 2006 2.5 Xt I assume its a sf ?. ;-)

I just realised the car is an sg as its newer. Reading the post further back.
__________________
Every day's a school day
NewFun356 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 12:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
Forum Member
 
wagonwheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 304
Location: scotland
Car Year: 2004
Car Model: forester XTen
Transmission: manual
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Ive gone from a SF to a SG .i loved my SF but couldnt afford to run both fozzys.In a way i wish i still had it as i loved its character ( i dont mean old cars type character) .It just made me smile to drive it.No it isnt as refined,and the interior is better in the SG but id have another in a heartbeat if i didnt have the SG.
If it was between a 2.0xt and a SF id have a SF as its cheaper to buy and less money to loose when modded.
Having spent what i have on mine i do worry when it comes to resale time that ill be stuck with it and have to give it away like the last SF


SF is older model and SG 2002/2003 on....i think
__________________
330bhp 378lbs and gearbox not loving it
wagonwheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 12:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
TMX
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 711
Location: Sussex, UK
Car Year: MY05
Car Model: Forester
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NewFun356 View Post
Would someone tell me what sg/sf means. It's like talking another language. I have no idea what you're going on about. I drive a 2006 2.5 Xt I assume its a sf ?. ;-)

I just realised the car is an sg as its newer. Reading the post further back.
You have an SG

SG = MY03-MY08
SF = Before that

Edit: Missed that you worked it out
__________________
MY05 2.5XT 5MT
fuelly.com/driver/TMX/forester
TMX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 01:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
Forum Member
 
NewFun356's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 30
Location: Portsmouth UK
Car Year: 2006
Car Model: Forester 2.5 XT
Transmission: 5MT
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Cheers TMX. Are you a rapper
__________________
Every day's a school day
NewFun356 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 01:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
Forum Member
 
NewFun356's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 30
Location: Portsmouth UK
Car Year: 2006
Car Model: Forester 2.5 XT
Transmission: 5MT
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Just a thought TMX are you the guy I spoke to a Goodwood when you had a meet Sussex scoobies. It was only a few months ago?.
__________________
Every day's a school day
NewFun356 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 02:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
TMX
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 711
Location: Sussex, UK
Car Year: MY05
Car Model: Forester
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NewFun356 View Post
Cheers TMX. Are you a rapper
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewFun356 View Post
Just a thought TMX are you the guy I spoke to a Goodwood when you had a meet Sussex scoobies. It was only a few months ago?.
hahaha

Nope, not a rapper

Wasn't me at Goodwood, haven't been there for a few years now, last time I was there I was going sideways in one of their Sierras on the skidpan
I do know Ginola from Sussex Scoobies though, never been to one of their meets - seems to be mainly Imprezas on there
__________________
MY05 2.5XT 5MT
fuelly.com/driver/TMX/forester
TMX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 02:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
Forum Member
 
coopster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,526
Location: ireland
Car Year: 2000
Car Model: Forester S Turbo
Transmission: manual
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neelie View Post
id go SG simply because they are newer...
personally i've gone off old cars now, knowing comfort in the SG lol.
What are you saying - you told me you love my foz lol
coopster is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 11:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
Forum Member
 
Pindie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,566
Location: Wales
Car Year: 2012
Car Model: Was XT now WRX STi
Transmission: Man stick
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

No armrest in the SG's but you do get Xenon lights on the XT.
Pindie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 11:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
Forum Member
 
Banstead Stig's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3,530
Location: Banstead
Car Year: 2006
Car Model: STI
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pindie View Post
No armrest in the SG's but you do get Xenon lights on the XT.
You can get an armrest for the SG I believe. However, Andy is not in his seventies, so he should cope either way.
Banstead Stig is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 12:02 AM   #15 (permalink)
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,872
Location: location location
Car Year: 05
Car Model: XT2.5
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

I had an SF for 3 years and I've had an SG for 6. Both turbos. I wouldn't go back. I don't think the SG was a revolution exactly but I remember if felt generally nicer when I got it. The SG had more bells and whistles but I remember Sub saying when the SG came out it had more interior space and the body was a lot stiffer. Personally I think they could have done more in that respect.
forestergump is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Subaru Forester Owners Forum > International Forums > Europe

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:45 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0