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  1. ('19+) 2020 - Roof-trunk gap and dirt around the hinges/struts?

    Exterior and Body
    I'm assuming this is normal but when I open the trunk it's quite dirty around the struts/hinges. It's interesting that there is a seal going around the trunk up to to the roof line, but there is no seal of any kind and quite a wide gap between the trunk and the roof. I actually compared the...
  2. FS: (For Sale) SOA801P051TQ 2019-20 Forester Door Edge Guards Ice Silver Metallic

    Parts For Sale
    SOA801P051TQ $80 OBO and I'll ship them wherever you want. PayPal only. I have a brand new set of door edge guards, ice silver metallic. 2019-2020 Forester, will fit all trims. Brand new, never installed, no original packaging. The packaging was damaged and so the parts were removed so that...
  3. ('19+) 2020 - Ride Comfort Question? - Updated!

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    I recently picked up a 2020 Forester 'Limited' with 18" wheels but I find the ride to be a little more bumpy than I remember from the test drive. Is this just the nature of 18" wheels? Have any other owners found the ride to be bumpy or are you happy with the ride comfort level? I guess I'll get...
  4. New 2020 Bronze Forester Premium

    New Member Introductions
    Just leased my first Subaru! The very first thing I must say is the Auto Stop/Start feature is driving me crazy! I have been looking into hacks to disable it altogether and think I might have my son solder the circuit closed so it is permanently disabled. Anyone else do this? Also, I just...
  5. ('19+) 2020 Premium- Trouble starting in cold weather?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Hello all, I bought a 2020 Premium model Forester on Saturday after wanting a Subaru for a long time because of the safety rating and AWD. So I've only had it four days. Loved it so far. But we got a cold front in yesterday and the car didn't start the first time when I got in it to leave work...
  6. X-Mode vs. Dual-Function X-Mode (2019-2020)

    Forester Shopping
    What's the difference? Do I need the latter if I anticipate doing some occasional mild off-roading and snowy/icy roads? It would be a $1600 upgrade to go from X-Mode to Dual-Function X-Mode because the only the Sport Trim and above have it standard. Thoughts?
  7. New Subie owner- 2020 Forester Sport

    New Member Introductions
    Howdy! Just purchased my wife a 2020 Forester Sport from Five Star Subaru in Grapevine TX. Had a wonderful experience with Ron Berman as our salesman. Came across a smokin' deal, and I was able to negotiate the installation of custom LEATHER seats! They were even able to match the orange...
  8. ('19+) New 2020 Forester Limited: How Stella Got Her Foz Back

    Members' Journals
    Picked up the new 2020 Magnetite Gray Metallic Limited Forester last weekend and now have a week of driving on it, and love it. Thought I would put up pictures of Stella in all her fall and night glory, before doing any changes.
  9. StarTex/Onyx Edition - available on the Forester in 2021?

    Forester Shopping
    Hello all. Brand new here, so if this is in the wrong spot just let me know. I had a 1998 Forester way back when, and recently planned to get another. Was deciding which model/color/etc, and in my researching came across the new Outback Onxy Edition which has StarTex on the seats. It sounds...
  10. 2020 Forester Build & Price now up on

    Forester Shopping
    The 2020 Forester Build & Price now up on No print brochures yest, but Guided Tour and lots of photos are there.
  11. ('19+) 2020 - Lane Centering - add to 2019?

    Driver-Assist Technology and EyeSight
    I bought a 2019 Forester and I love the car, but reading some articles coming out about the 2020 Forester and the feature that my car doesn’t have is Eyesight with Lane Centering. Does anyone know if this feature can be added to the 2019 Eyesight because I look at the 2020 Forester is just the...