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Hey folks. Been admiring outbacks and Foresters from a distance for years. I'm shopping for a 2010 Forester next weekend, here in Oklahoma City.

I'm waivering between a basic model, a premium, or a limited - all non-turbo. I could probably afford a limited, but don't really need roof racks etc. etc.

Being an Indiana boy, I really want heated wipers and seats (premium pkg), but I live in Oklahoma now, so they wouldn't really get that much use, but man those little comforts are nice when you need them.

I swore I would never buy another new car, because of the depreciation, but here I go again. Can't stop myself for some reason.

Any advice? The choices are driving me nuts! Are their features you like in your Foresters, that you are glad you sprang for?
 

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Welcome to the site.
I just bought my first Forester, 2010 XT Limited, a little over two weeks ago. I am happy with the car.
I like the little creature comforts in my car also, it's the little things that make the car fun. It might seem weird but one of my non-essential favorite parts is the white puddle lights. The body molding and blue interior lights are nice also. I do have the weather package in the car also and I never saw the wiper heaters before, thought that was cool. But then again never thought about looking for them.

Dave
 

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Thanks, Dave. That's helpful info. I think it's important to have a car you will enjoy, too. Heck, you only live once.
 

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Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin:

Good luck on your new Forester purchase. When I decided to buy a new Forester earlier this year, I wanted a low mileage used one & I found this one. I could easily afford a new one, but I prefer the earlier model & styling. :wink:

Bobby...
 

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Thanks everyone. I ended up trading my F250 in on one today. Gat a silver limited with ble floor lighting and an IPOD interface. Love it so far. I will sleep with the owner's manual tonight...
 

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Limited is the only way to go.

Leather seats, puddle lights, better radio, and the body side moldings and extra trim really spruce up the car.

If you can afford it, get something you really like.

It's the extra bells and whistles that really make the car fun.

Enjoy and welcome to the forum.
 

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I picked up 2010 Limited on Friday and am very happy with the decision.
The leather seats and improved audio were attractive features.
I really like the Xenon headlights. When driving at night, you definitely notice whiter gaze on traffic ahead.

Good luck with your decision.
Cheers!
 

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I really like the Xenon headlights. When driving at night, you definitely notice whiter gaze on traffic ahead.
You get Xenons up in Canada? Nice.

I would vote against the iPod interface. It is not intuitive at all (and I am very good with electronic gadgets). My theory is if you can't work something within 5 minutes without using the instructions, it's not worth it. I always just recommend to my customers to just use the normal aux input and don't get the iPod interface.

Other things to avoid: front and rear bumper underguard (expensive and useless), and foglights unless they come on the vehicle like on a Limited (they are purely cosmetic).
 

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You get Xenons up in Canada? Nice.

I would vote against the iPod interface. It is not intuitive at all (and I am very good with electronic gadgets). My theory is if you can't work something within 5 minutes without using the instructions, it's not worth it. I always just recommend to my customers to just use the normal aux input and don't get the iPod interface.

Other things to avoid: front and rear bumper underguard (expensive and useless), and foglights unless they come on the vehicle like on a Limited (they are purely cosmetic).

Thank you for your insight. I have wondered about all of those extras.

I would think the underguards wouldn't hold up to rocks, but I wonder if they would help with snow.

Thanks,

David
 

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Thank you for your insight. I have wondered about all of those extras.

I would think the underguards wouldn't hold up to rocks, but I wonder if they would help with snow.

Thanks,

David
Yes, avoid the ipod cable. Get an outlet charger, an aux cable, and if using an ipod touch or iphone get an application like fluxtunes or opus which allow you to control the iphone play without looking at it (through petting/stroking/tapping anywhere on the face).
 

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