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post #211 of 546 (permalink) Old 12-18-2017, 11:18 AM
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from 2015 WRX Limited to 2018 Forester XT 2.0 Touring

I replaced my 2015 WRX Limited with a 2018 Forester XT 2.0 Touring. Mainly changed because of the Subaru 2015 WRX Recall (WQW-58 ECM Reprogramming for Pre-Ignition) as SOA and the dealer ended up pulling the motor out like 3x trying to resolve the cylinder low compression issue and it never felt the same ever again. Didn't feel like a new car any longer. I was bummed because I special ordered it from Japan... But I'm happy with the change and love my Forester.

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I think it is interesting to see what vehicle you got rid of before getting your Forester. Please post make, model and reason you moved on (if you wish to elaborate). Note, this thread is open to all, not just recent purchases.

Here's mine-2014 Ram 1500 Limited crew-cab pick-up with Ecodiesel engine, great truck, completely problem free for 72k miles, but it was too big. Hard to park and it took up too much space in the driveway, especially now that we have another driver and vehicle with my daughter driving now.
I sold my 2013 Ram 1500 Express Crew-Cab 4x4 last year and will be buying a Forester in the coming spring. i loved the truck but $500+ car payment 16 mpg was a bit much to justify. The Forester should be good enough to get me to my back-road camping spots and pull my kayak trailer to the river. Also the wife can actually drive it without fear.
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post #215 of 546 (permalink) Old 12-18-2017, 12:25 PM
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2012 Ford Focus Hatchback.

I had downsized to the Focus from a C-Class when I was in house-hunting mode, wanting to have a low-maintenance economy car that I wouldn't have to worry about for a decade. Almost 40mpg on the highway, super cheap maintenance and the hatch was practical enough for hauling plenty of cargo.

My goal was to keep the Focus as a beater and add a used 2nd car after a few years (probably a 2013 WRX), but the transmission was so horrible that I had to scrap those plans and traded in the Focus after 3 years.
I wanted new, Subaru stopped making the WRX Hatch and I wanted more power than the Crosstrek could provide, so I opted for the Forester XT. While I'm nowhere near my old fuel efficiency, the Forester XT's size, power, cargo space and AWD are perfect for me. It's worth every penny and I don't plan on changing cars any time soon.

3 years of the Focus and I was dying to get rid of it. 3 years now with the XT and I still want to keep it forever.
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2001 Dodge Stratus that did 275k. Loved it..even though a lot of people would be surprised when I say this. When we got it, the Stratus had less than 3k. We put the remaining 272K on it in the 11+ years we owned it and got our money worth on that. Eventually donated it to a friend who used it for another 3 months after which it gave up...
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Honda Civic LX sedan - previously owned. Fell in love the Forester!


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post #218 of 546 (permalink) Old 12-18-2017, 01:24 PM
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We bought a '98 Forrester in 2005 for my wife. Since that time I have had several cars when in business and my wife would not let go of her Forrester.
Times changed and life slowed down for us (read semi-retire). No more new for me and I wound up with a 2001 CRV. The lady of the house still hung on to her Forrester.
We decided we might enjoy travelling since we now have time for it and needed a newer car to achieve that.
My wife loved the Crosstrek so the decision was made. We traded my CRV on a 2018 Crosstrek two months ago and kept the '98 Forrester to become a two Subie family. The '98 is now mine.
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My 2017 2.5i premium Forester replaces a 2004 Toyota Highlander. I like the forester better. Doesn’t wallow through curves, gets better fuel economy by 10 mpg. Forester doesn’t take a football field to turn around in.Lots more fun to drive!


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post #222 of 546 (permalink) Old 12-18-2017, 06:16 PM
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2005 Forester with 91000 one owner miles and underside showroom clean replaced 1997 Legacy Wagon with 47000 miles and extreme underside rust. Not intending to switch but when a plum drops in your lap, go for it! 2 excellent years to date. No regrets.

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My 2010 Forester XT replaced a 2001 Nissan Terrano R2 Diesel with 169,000 kms. Slowest vehicle I ever drove and was constantly in the garage for repairs.
The Terrano replaced a Suzuki Ignis Sport. Fast fun car but too small, two door, lack of spare parts, and very uncomfortable sports suspension. It just wasn't a practical car.
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MY06 Forester replaced a 1993 Liberty (AUS) aka Legacy, which had the engine cutting out when flooring it up a slope (hill, bridge etc). Just got married almost a year and was looking for something more versatile like a station wagon for the impending interstate road trip, and starting a family. It was the first car our two daughters got in since leaving the hospital for their very first time.

Liked Subaru's AWD system and the face lifted SG. Still like that more than the models before and since.

If only I could adaptive cruise control to it. And if I drank less. Otherwise no complaints, still love it even though I don't drive it much nowadays.

Australian MY06 Regal Blue XSL Auto
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