Taking a Walkabout in the Outback
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Centennial State
I don't really understand why but the spoilers they say that have brake lights in them don't, at least for 2009 and up. The 2008 and below had some spoilers with brake lights IN THEM.
It irks me when even the own car manufacturer's site is wrong about the car's features or whatever. That information is coming from the camel's mouth, after all.
It provides more weight albeit not a significant amount. As for aerodynamics, I'm pretty sure it doesn't serve any significant benefit like the spoiler does for the Nissan GT-R. But what do I know? I didn't design the Subaru Forester :D!
Until I finally gain enough interest to study the mechanics of the spoiler on the Subaru Forester and what benefits it offers, I'll keep my desire for having one. I like how the Subaru Forester looks with the spoiler. It looks a bit less attractive without it since, to me, slopping rear windows with a rising belt line is a huge no-no and obvious blindspot creator. The rear spoiler sort of evens it out and helps regain what compromise the Subaru Forester had to make to have that style of windows. Hopefully Subaru DOESN'T start slopping the windows more and more and rising the belt line more and more. Might as well call it the Honda CR-V's cousin by that time.