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post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 12:13 PM
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While the Subaru diesel generally has had positive reports from the various motoring magazines tests the biggest negative has been the lack of low rev torque and the care that is needed to avoid stalling when moving off in 1st gear. NTMID8 you are just confirming those reports. It is in marked contrast to the wide spread of torque in say the VW Tiguan/Golf 2.0 diesel which also has a much better rev range.

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still no auto or cvt for new foz diesel apparently.
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still no auto or cvt for new foz diesel apparently.
Yeah i read that too hey, Very disapointing and im sure Subaru will loose alot of sales because of this..
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At the end of the day, Australia is a small market. diesels are hot sellers in europe. where apparently 75%+ of new cars sales are still manuals.
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has the diesel Leggy got the CVT yet? It was first on the list so I'd be surprised the see the Foz jump the queue.

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has the diesel Leggy got the CVT yet? It was first on the list so I'd be surprised the see the Foz jump the queue.
The only Diesels avaliable in Aust are Outback & Forester, from what ive heard Aust will get the CVT in the Outback before the Forester..
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Also just found this-2013 Diesel Manual Only, if its true id say a Auto diesel forester will be along way off if ever for Aust.

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Also just found this-Subaru Australia Rules Out Manual For Forester Diesel, Confirms No Diesel For XV | Reviews | Prices | Australian specifications if its true id say a diesel forester will be along way off if ever for Aust.
Ummm, methinks you have it mixed up... the headline for the linked article is "2013 Subaru Forester Diesel Manual-only, XV Sticking With Petrol". Or did TMR post an incorrect heading to begin with?

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Ummm, methinks you have it mixed up... the headline for the linked article is "2013 Subaru Forester Diesel Manual-only, XV Sticking With Petrol". Or did TMR post an incorrect heading to begin with?
Yeah TMR has it wrong hey. But basically if ya read the article the Diesel Forester will be Manual only at this stage.
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Auto/CVT Diesels

Unfortunately for Subaru, basically everyone else has one. Even Toyota, that paragon of no-diesel-in-our-passenger-type-vehicles, is bringing out a diesel with auto in the RAV4 in 2013.

If Toyota see a market for it Subaru really should be taking notice.

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