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Year
2004
Make
Subaru
Model
Forester 2.5 XS MT
Color
Black
History
My first car that I properly own; I learned to drive on an '03 Forester so when I saw a black '04 manual one, I bought it sight-unseen. My dad test drove it and checked it out. Before this car I had driven stick only a couple times on my uncle's Wrangler, so I figured if my car was manual it'd force me to learn it, and it did. Wouldn't have done it any other way, and all my future vehicles will be manual as long as possible.
Funnily enough, I only found out later that I bought the car from my ex-girlfriend's half-sister, who does not like me at all. Small world, but I don't think they knew who they were selling it to since my dad did the deal while I was at college.
I want to modify it to make it more suitable for softroading/light offroading, but I'm not sure if I'm going to start on this one or wait until I upgrade. This one will be replaced eventually with an '08 XT, but I don't think I'll sell it. I'll run it until it dies.
2004 Subaru Forester 2.5 XS MT (Black)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Nothing yet...
Interior
Didn't come with (at least to me) any floor mats other than the carpet ones, so I need to get some rubber/plastic ones.
Exterior
Nothing yet...looking into the usual offroad accessories. Mudflaps, bars and lights, skidplates, modest lift kit, AT tires, etc. I might not modify this one and save it for the XT I'll replace her with, but I suppose I could always move the stuff over. Plus I'll probably get bored and end up doing it anyway.
Definitely need to get some rainguards for the windows though.
Audio
OE 6-disc changer lost its mind so I put in another stereo. No new speakers or anything, but it has a nice color-changing LED display and does everything I need it to do.
Wheel and Tire
AT tires eventually

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