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  1. ('09-'13) 2011 - Black Sport Grille on Camilla Red Forester?

    Exterior and Body
    I've been wanting to change up the grille on my Camilla Red 2011 X Forester. Unfortunately the sport grille in that color has been discontinued. Question for the group: Do you think installing a black (obsidian) sport grille on the Camilla Red Forester would look good? I'm thinking it...
  2. ('09-'13) 2011 - Should I keep with new motor, or sell back to dealer? - SOLVED!

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Hi, quick question for the experts on this forum. Recently purchased a 2011 Forester 2.5xt from a local dealer that my family has known and trusted for years. Had it about a month when we took it for state inspection. The inspection revealed many issues (car failed big time), but most...
  3. ('09-'13) Cylinder 2 Misfire - 2011 FB25 Engine

    FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011- 2018)
    Hello -- started getting the P0302 code for a misfire in cylinder 2 & it idles very rough. FB25 non-turbo engine has ~150k miles on it so I did the following work: Replaced both valve cover gaskets (went to replace the spark plugs and noticed that there was oil in the tubes) 4 new NGK spark...
  4. ('09-'13) 2011 - Reverse Assist Sensor - how to disable or silence?

    Driver-Assist Technology and EyeSight
    Hey folks, Girlfriend recently got a 2011 Forester with the reverse assist sensor as an option. Only problem is that the beeping is driving her insane. Does anyone know a way to disable or silence this? Thanks!
  5. ('09-'13) 2011 - new short block necessary?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    I have a 2011 Forester 2.5X with 106K miles. Although we purchased an extended warranty in 2011, the car is now out of warranty and having issues with oil consumption. Our dealer, Classic Subaru of Atlanta, is recommending that we spend $4800 to “rebuild the engine/replace short block and gasket...
  6. ('09-'13) 2011 - Winter Tires - advise on sizing, where to buy?

    Wheels and Tires
    Hi everyone, I'm looking to purchase a winter tire/wheel set for the upcoming months, but am on a pretty tight budget. I'm willing to invest as much as I have to (definitely need them), but I'm wondering if anyone has advise on sizing, where to buy, discounts/cheaper options, etc. Currently...
  7. FS: (For Sale) 2009-2012 Forester - New mats and used trunk cover for sale!

    Parts For Sale
    Brand new unopened, still in package, genuine Subaru floor mats will fit a 2009 - 2013 Forester. Off- black. (on line they sell for $72. Will take $50) Trunk cover (for 2010-2012 Forester) in used condition. (on line sell new for $135, will take $55) BOTH for $99 Pick up NY metro area or will...
  8. Buying a 2011 Subaru Forester or a 2010/2012

    General Forum
    G'day, Looking to buy my first Forester in the next couple of weeks. Was pretty set on a 2011 model - until i read up online that they can often have a few more problems then 12' or 10' models - mainly to do with engine/oil problems. Could anyone shed some light on this? Am i better to go with...