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Forum: Forester Shopping   07-17-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By straphanger322
Queens here...I've done some aggressive driving...

Queens here...I've done some aggressive driving with my XT on the highways and I haven't been bothered by EyeSight one bit. The only time it starts acting is when I'm about to do something pretty...
Forum: Fuel Economy and Alternative Fuels   07-13-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By straphanger322
Considering the XT and the 3.6 have the same...

Considering the XT and the 3.6 have the same mileage rating on the highway, that's not a surprising result. The 3.6 will be a dog in the city though...6 cylinders eat up gas like no tomorrow in stop...
Forum: Forester Shopping   07-09-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 124,014
Posted By straphanger322
You can buy it at any time where your factory...

You can buy it at any time where your factory warranty is still valid. So you can buy it off the dealership lot or 2-3 years down the line.
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   07-07-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By straphanger322
It probably doesn't matter because of computer...

It probably doesn't matter because of computer logic but I still take my foot off the accelerator when I switch modes.
Forum: Interior and Electronics   07-06-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By straphanger322
Yeah that looks like an aftermarket tracker. ...

Yeah that looks like an aftermarket tracker. I've seen past threads on here indicating that dealers who try and sell the security system package in the finance room pre-install it on all cars. Both...
Forum: Exterior and Body   07-05-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,271
Posted By straphanger322
I had the WeatherTech in-channel ones in another...

I had the WeatherTech in-channel ones in another vehicle a couple years ago. The front worked well. But the rears were terrible and wouldn't stay in the channel for very long due to poor...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   07-04-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 914
Posted By straphanger322
Another vote for the Blueskysea B1W. It's a...

Another vote for the Blueskysea B1W. It's a cheap little camera that's discrete, no-frills, and fit neatly behind the rearview mirror. No interference with EyeSight and all cables neatly tucked...
Forum: Utility and Protection   07-04-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,562
Posted By straphanger322
Try the Intro-Tech SU-45 sunshade. I have the...

Try the Intro-Tech SU-45 sunshade. I have the version for the 2018 Forester from the same company and it fits like a glove. It's a little pricey but it has full coverage. And it doesn't interfere...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   07-02-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,139
Posted By straphanger322
I can see this being of use in Southern states as...

I can see this being of use in Southern states as a sales booster, since it's an area where Subaru doesn't have a strong following.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   07-02-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,139
Posted By straphanger322
It depends on dealer and region. The last two...

It depends on dealer and region. The last two dealers I bought from did not include the first oil change. But then again, they had rock bottom pricing compared to other dealerships I was quoted...
Forum: Car Care   06-29-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By straphanger322
Power washer to get the large stuff off and then...

Power washer to get the large stuff off and then Turtle Wax Bug & Tar remover for the rest. Let it set for a few minutes before you start removing it. Finish off with some quick detailing spray.
Forum: Forester Shopping   06-26-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By straphanger322
With prevailing interest rates and the high...

With prevailing interest rates and the high demand of a new MY, I would not expect any changes to finance promo rates for the foreseeable future. They'll only go down if sales go down and they're...
Forum: Lighting and Electrical   06-25-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By straphanger322
Let Subaru replace it. The factory batteries are...

Let Subaru replace it. The factory batteries are notoriously undersized. Not to mention the summer heat in your area is what ends up killing the battery faster.
Forum: Driver-Assist Technology and EyeSight   06-17-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By straphanger322
I've only had this happen to me once before and...

I've only had this happen to me once before and it was during a torrential downpour where my wipers on max couldn't keep up with the rain. Either have your wipers sweep faster or consider putting on...
Forum: Lighting and Electrical   06-16-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By straphanger322
KLEMMER I thought I have to drop the entire...

KLEMMER I thought I have to drop the entire bumper cover to remove the housing? This is the passenger-side so it's on the airbox side.
Forum: Lighting and Electrical   06-15-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By straphanger322
Light Fell into Housing

My LED parking light bulb in my 18 XT was acting up so I took it out to reseat it. I was having a bit of trouble getting the socket to lock back into place when I noticed the bulb appeared to have...
Forum: Forester Shopping   06-11-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,499
Posted By straphanger322
I got two market research follow up surveys along...

I got two market research follow up surveys along with a Subaru survey after I got my XT. I filled them all out...generally gave good marks all around, since the buying process from this particular...
Forum: News, Rumors and Media   06-11-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,359
Posted By straphanger322
Pretty typical of any 2nd year update...usually...

Pretty typical of any 2nd year update...usually minor stuff. Subaru should've at least made all LED interior lights standard by now. But I'm guessing they're saving most of the good stuff for the...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   06-10-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By straphanger322
I upgraded just the tweeters in my dad's 17...

I upgraded just the tweeters in my dad's 17 Forester. You can tell a bit of a difference with it but it definitely would sound better if you get the complete set. I just didn't want to bother...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   06-09-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,524
Posted By straphanger322
Dragging this thread back to life...I finally did...

Dragging this thread back to life...I finally did the first oil change on my 18 XT. I didn't hit the mileage but it was closing in on a year since I took it off the lot. Went underneath the car and...
Forum: Forester Shopping   06-06-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By straphanger322
There are no solutions to the uncomfortable...

There are no solutions to the uncomfortable seats...you just gotta accept it. I came from a Nissan with their "Zero Gravity" seats. Nissan had crappy quality but their seats fit like a glove. ...
Forum: Lighting and Electrical   06-05-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,791
Posted By straphanger322
I'm wondering if it's possible to get this...

I'm wondering if it's possible to get this lighting harness to work with a SJ generation car as well. Since it has a hatch in the same area. Though the OLM plug-and-play option from SubiSpeed may...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   06-05-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,325
Posted By straphanger322
I'm in a similar boat. I have 3k miles on my...

I'm in a similar boat. I have 3k miles on my FozXT after about a year. And 1000 of those miles came from a couple road trips. I'm in the camp of changing out oil every 12 months. It's synthetic...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   06-04-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By straphanger322
They definitely have two forward drains in each...

They definitely have two forward drains in each corner. Take some water and pour it down the silver track and see if the water pools or drains out.

The Subaru sunroof and drains seem to be a...
Forum: News, Rumors and Media   05-28-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By straphanger322
The Toyota does have a few nifty tech features...

The Toyota does have a few nifty tech features that I hope will make it into a future version of the Forester (360 camera, ventilated seats). Other than that, the only leg up the Rav4 has is the...
Forum: Exterior and Body   05-28-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By straphanger322
I just colored in a couple tiny chips on my...

I just colored in a couple tiny chips on my bumpers using G1U Ice Silver Metallic. It was a perfect color match to my rear bumper but it was a bit lighter than my front bumper. *shrugs*
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   05-26-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,819
Posted By straphanger322
The manual says you can use 5W-30 if 0W-20 is not...

The manual says you can use 5W-30 if 0W-20 is not available. 10W-30 could theoretically work in your area then as long as you don't plan to drive anywhere that goes below lets say 40 F. The 30...
Forum: Wheels and Tires   05-19-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 87
Posted By straphanger322
Touch Up Paint for Alloys?

After washing my 2018 XT, I noticed a couple rock chip areas on my allows that seemed to have dinged it in the black colored areas. So instead of glossy black in that area, you can see the...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   05-03-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By straphanger322
With synthetics, one year/6k miles is a good rule...

With synthetics, one year/6k miles is a good rule of thumb and it's what I stick to. People have done oil analyses and there's usually still plenty of life left even at this point.
Forum: Central Forum   04-26-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By straphanger322
I bought my car in CT even though I live in NY. ...

I bought my car in CT even though I live in NY. CT dealer gave me a temp paper plate valid for 30 days. They registered the vehicle in NY for me and sent me the stickers. Had to pay a little more...
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