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Just picked up my 2019 Forester Sport over the weekend. I installed Yakima root basket and side molding yesterday. More mods are on order and to be added. MSRP at $33,011 and I paid $28,693, which I think was a pretty good deal. This is my very first Subaru and I like it a lot so far. I have another car so this is my perfect 2nd car for weekend trips and utility use.
 

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Just picked up my 2019 Forester Sport over the weekend. I installed Yakima root basket and side molding yesterday. More mods are on order and to be added. MSRP at $33,011 and I paid $28,693, which I think was a pretty good deal. This is my very first Subaru and I like it a lot so far. I have another car so this is my perfect 2nd car for weekend trips and utility use.
AMAZING DEAL INDEED!
 

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Just picked up my 2019 Forester Sport over the weekend. I installed Yakima root basket and side molding yesterday. More mods are on order and to be added. MSRP at $33,011 and I paid $28,693, which I think was a pretty good deal. This is my very first Subaru and I like it a lot so far. I have another car so this is my perfect 2nd car for weekend trips and utility use.
Wow thats a good price. The 33k is with the $2000+ package with the power liftgate right?

I'm in the market for one and i just got priced at 28,600 and thats with the cheaper $795, non powerlift gate package.
 

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Adding few more recent photos of my 2019 Forester Sport. These are all the mods I've done so far.
  • Lachute Performance Axle Back exhaust
  • OEM body side molding
  • STI License Plate Frame
  • STI Tire Valve Stem Cap
  • OEM Hood Protector
  • OEM Splash Guard
  • OEM Engine Under Guard - Aluminum (bit more expensive than steel version, but highly recommended because it's only 1/3 weight of the steel version)
  • STI Side Garnish
  • Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 tires with a full size spare in trunk
  • Yakima Offgrid Roof Basket (medium size) with Gerber axe and shovel
  • OEM non-sport version fog light housing
  • OEM round fog lights (with 3000K Yellow LED H16 bulbs)
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Excellent mods to start with. Mind posting a sound clip of the exhaust? How does the subaru OEM bugshield attach? 3M tape directly to the body??
I posted the exhaust sound clips in the Engine forum section. Check them out below. There are two video clips; one for cold start and the other when engine is warmed up. Once the engine is warmed up, the sound level drops significantly but you can still hear the low sporty sound.


 

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Those videos are great thanks for making them. Is it boy racer during daily drive or barely noticeable? Cabin noise??
You can definitely hear the new exhaust while driving city. Not too loud but more like low tone (and very sporty) exhaust note. On the highway speed, other wind and tire noise pretty much cover up the exhaust note. Overall I'm very happy with this Lachute exhaust. I was getting few compliments and questions when I took my car for 6k miles service.
 

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Just picked up my 2019 Forester Sport over the weekend. I installed Yakima root basket and side molding yesterday. More mods are on order and to be added. MSRP at $33,011 and I paid $28,693, which I think was a pretty good deal. This is my very first Subaru and I like it a lot so far. I have another car so this is my perfect 2nd car for weekend trips and utility use.
 

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Adding few more recent photos. Nothing new added to the car. Just staying low during this crazy times....

My car has now about 18k miles and I really like this car, even more than when I first bought it. I could buy more expensive car but I'm glad that I didn't. This sub $30k car has everything I need; Good look, practical, very roomy, sporty enough, perfect for camping & ski, decent mileage and etc. This is my first Subaru and I'm not disappointed.

Being not very expensive car has other benefit. I take this car to off-road camping and ski trip during winter storm without having to worry too much about the car. I used to have more expensive cars before and I always had second thought before taking it to bit risky areas....

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Adding few more recent photos. Nothing new added to the car. Just staying low during this crazy times....

My car has now about 18k miles and I really like this car, even more than when I first bought it. I could buy more expensive car but I'm glad that I didn't. This sub $30k car has everything I need; Good look, practical, very roomy, sporty enough, perfect for camping & ski, decent mileage and etc. This is my first Subaru and I'm not disappointed.

Being not very expensive car has other benefit. I take this car to off-road camping and ski trip during winter storm without having to worry too much about the car. I used to have more expensive cars before and I always had second thought before taking it to bit risky areas....

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such a clean looking car! I have a 2019 white too. I just order the side molds as well lol.
 

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Adding few more recent photos of my 2019 Forester Sport. These are all the mods I've done so far.

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Great thread... thanks for sharing! Couple of quick questions:
  • What's the silver bar?
  • A full size wheel / tire fits in the spare tire well? Does the rear mat lay flat?
 

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Great thread... thanks for sharing! Couple of quick questions:
  • What's the silver bar?
  • A full size wheel / tire fits in the spare tire well? Does the rear mat lay flat?
The silver aluminum bar is to support the cargo floor cover and cargo weight. I could use 2x4 lumber but I wanted much cleaner look and no chance of any bending over time.

Yes, full size A/T tire with OEM black wheel fits in the spare tire well. You just need to remove the foams around it.
 

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What made you choose alum over the steel? Just weight?
Yes, mostly weight saving. However aluminum is much more rust resistance compared to steel over long time. Also aluminum conducts heat much better than steel, so maybe it's slightly better to dissipate engine bay heat. Even my aluminum part wasn't exactly light weight but the steel version will be 3 times heavier. I don't think I could install the steel version myself under the car. I bought mine for about $150 online.
 
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