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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..

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id go SG simply because they are newer...
personally i've gone off old cars now, knowing comfort in the SG lol.
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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).
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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)
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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.

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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.

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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

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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
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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?.

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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
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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
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No armrest in the SG's but you do get Xenon lights on the XT.
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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.
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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.
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