2017 Forester XT Premium
The seats don't fold completely flat so if sleeping in the car, the ridge is annoying
I have a similar issue with my 2019 Forester Touring. Homelink will open the garage door from inside the garage in my apartment building, but when I drive to the outside it will not close the door. The original remote works fine (and from a greater distance than the Homelink when inside the garage) and it does not need to have direct line of sight to the motor. Is there a way to boost the signal of Homelink? My main reason for getting Homelink was to ditch the bulky remote but now I have to use it anyway.Homelink
I forgot to mention one from my '19 Sport: the Homelink garage door opener range is weak, at least compared to my old Sienna. I used to be able to open or close the garage door from a house or two away, but with the Forester, I have to be right near the door to get it to work, especially for closing the door after driving out of the garage. I have resorted to using one of the garage remote openers inside the Forester, just like it was 1993.
@columnshift you’re not missing anything with the larger screen on the new outback, when you’re connected to android auto or Apple CarPlay it only uses a 6.5 inch on the diagonal section of the screen.I love my 2019 great CarPlay great center console, granted the new OB is larger but i love my forester as well love the driver alert and integrated memory seat and mirrors
I just recently dumped my '02 Tribute for a 2011 Forester, and the first thing I noticed was how much I missed the intuitive design of older car radios. Luckily there are some similarities. I think we live in a time when new features are added too frequently for there to be a standard or even for there to be enough time for companies to flash out a solid and intuitive radio stack layout. Driving another 2011 car over the weekend and riding in a 2012 confirmed that no, it's not just Subarus, seems like most modern cars have the push-button-plague and lack "finger logic." I'm sure I'll get just as eyes-free with my new-to-me car but they didn't really cluster similar features in certain rows or areas. I'm damned happy that Subaru has selected to hold onto knob-based climate control.I understand exactly. It's pretty much illegal to get confused with a handheld electronic device, but sadly just as dangerous to get similarly involved in a built-in one. I do remember the six actual physical buttons that let me select a station on my radio, way back when.
If it makes you feel better, I recently disabled the automatic locks in my '16 Mazda 3s. They work great. You close the door, walk away and it locks. But damned if i didn't get sick of it locking up when i didn't want it to. Maybe when i'm back to commuting everyday i'll change it back, but on recent trips, loading/unloading stuff in the car and having to unlock the car over and over it had me cursing!eats suspension/front-end parts, CVT's poor performance, harmon kardon sound system, and the non-automatic-locking door locks