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    1. subarudreamer

      2015 Forester 2.0

      With the current Subaru Forester (launched in Q1 2013), 2 years old and the most popular Subaru car in 2014, I'm surprised that I can't even find a thread on it, so I'm starting one here. Are there any recent buyers who would like to share their views or recent purchasing experiences? http://www.sgcarmart.com/news/article.php?AID=12527 Motor Image Enterprises, the exclusive distributor of Subaru in the region, announced that Subaru vehicle sales in Singapore grew by 210 percent in 2014 (January 2014 - December 2014), jumping from 201 units in 2013, to 623 units in 2014. The award-winning Subaru Forester, which was launched in the first quarter of 2013, is the highest-selling Subaru vehicle in Singapore. Growth was also experienced across various markets with Taiwan and Malaysia experiencing a 44 percent and 24 percent increase in sales in 2014 (January 2014 - December 2014) respectively. At the same time, Consumer Reports, an independent organisation that publishes reviews and comparisons of consumer products, announced that Subaru won the Consumer Reports Top Picks of 2015 in three categories. In addition, Subaru was ranked 5th overall in the automotive brand ranking. The Subaru vehicles that won the Top Picks of 2015 are as follows: Compact car: Subaru Impreza Mid-sized sedan: Subaru Legacy Small SUV: Subaru Forester
    2. Hi bros, Owns a forester fxt but believe it is appropriate to start new thread on new 2019 forester under their global platform after already available ones for XV, Impreza etc. Cheers. Richard https://www.autoblog.com/2018/08/16/2019-subaru-forester-price-25270/ Interesting options available for USA forester buyers which may tickles to Singapore buyers since understand all still built in Japan and only limited info from recent launch in Taiwan by MI, including pending availability of 2.5l version
    3. 2022 Subaru Forester Facelift Rendered To Strip Off The Camouflage source: https://www.motor1.com/news/463700/2022-subaru-forester-facelift-rendering/ The changes are subtle but keep the crossover looking modern. The Subaru Forester is on track to be the brand's bestselling model in the United States in 2020, and the company is doubling down on the success by preparing a refresh for the popular crossover. After seeing spy shots of the updated model, the folks at Kolesa have a rendering imagining how it might look. As with most refreshes, don't expect any revolutionary design changes. The comparison below shows the 2022 model with a boxier grille and relocated crosspiece that shifts the Subaru badge lower on the vehicle's face. The revised lower fascia has somewhat larger openings in the corners, and the fog lights remain there. The opening in the center is bigger, too. Expect only the smallest changes along the Forester's flanks. Subaru might change some of the trim, but the crossover is going to look the same, in general. The changes to the rear are very minor. A revised bumper no longer has an opening for the exhaust outlet, which creates a somewhat cleaner appearance back there. The hatchback is a bit smoother, too. There are no details yet about how Subaru might change the refreshed Forester's interior. The usual recipe these days involves updating the infotainment system with a bigger screen and tweaking the cabin's materials. Powertrain changes are similarly mysterious. Expect the 2.5-liter flat four-cylinder engine to stick around. In a dream world, Subaru would re-introduce a turbocharged version of the Forester by installing the brand's 260-horsepower (194-kilowatt) 2.4-liter powerplant into the crossover. Although, there's no evidence that this is what the automaker plans to do. Look for the refreshed Forester to debut in the first few months of 2021. Sales should begin in the second half of the year.
    4. Greeting, After 3 mth of car searching, below is the pro and con of the 3 cars I have shortlisted which all can get at ~$114k same price range. Handling comparison for these 3 car is not part of my consideration among them as all are in acceptable level to me. fyi, I only need to drive ~ 1k km/month. My criteria are based on total cost to maintain, look, spacious, equipment level and performance. 1.2L Qashqai (OMV 19k): -Cheapest to maintain (lowest Road tax & insurance), good FC -Pwr & torque - Weakest among the 3 cars -Up to date equipment level -Has numerous power lost complaint concerns -Bonus as this is the only car that has my preferred colour (best exterior look) Remark: The only wow factor if I get this car is because of my dream colour 2L Forester (OMV 14k): -highest insurance and worst FC -Best performance among the 3 cars but not very far apart unless is XT -Dated equipment but can still live with it -Spacious Remark: The only wow factor if I get this car is if I upgrade to XT with additional ~$10k Like the spacious but dislike the cost to maintain 1.6L C4 Picasso (OMV 22k) -Highest road tax but best FC -Futuristic and best in equipment (best interior look) -Most spacious and with rear aircon vent -Worst reliability Remark: This car will be my 1st choice if minus away the reliability (which is one of my most important criteria) concerns. The worst reliability might resultant to highest maintain cost than the Forester May I have your advise which car should I choose and why? Thanks
    5. Subaru Forester came in for Triple Carbon Clean. Benefits: 1. Restore Performance 2. Reinstate fuel economy. Guaranteed satisfaction. Suitable for all Mercedes/BMW/Audi/VW/Mini/Toyota/Honda/Subaru/Kia and all other Continental & Asian cars. To get back the power, Message 8123-0543 for appointment.
    6. HI, I just collected my car today and I request for some kind advice, please. I realized that all my 12v power socket has no power supply. I suspect some problem with the fuse. Also, can I check how do you connect your android phone to the infotainment unit? Thank you very much to all.
    7. I am starting this new thread/topic on Subaru EyeSight as there have been many discussions among the Impreza, XV and Forester forums, and many Owners are cautious about having solar film fitted to the front windscreen. I collected my SK Forester last week and has been exploring the EyeSight system since then. Let's start with MI disclaimer whereby buyer has to put his/her signature on the declaration form. In my opinion, the disclaimer is very relevant. Why is this so? The EyeSight system allows the driver to drive with it OR to manually switch-off either lane-departure detection or pre-collision braking or both features altogether. The 2 switches are located on the cabin roof, above the rear view mirror. In other words, Subaru (or anybody else) will not know whether the EyeSight was in operation should a front collision occurs. Also, EyeSight will not work above 60 km/h (+ / - ). What will happen if a crazy driver drives at high speed and crash his Subie and then seek legal compensation from Subaru for the "defective" EyeSight system. I am sure all other car manufacturers that offer driver assist crash avoidance system will insist buyers to sign the Disclaimer form. At the end of the day, the driver is still fully responsible for the vehicle safety, not technology. To be continued ...
    8. Hi all, New here. Would like some feedback on the suzuki vitara compared to the subaru forester and mitsubishi eclipse cross. Appreciate any help on this. Thanks in advance! Regards astc
    9. For discussion purpose, any comments on the abovementioned Jap SUVs? Please try not to compare with conti SUVs.
    10. Have short-listed these 2 and would like some comments on both models. Forester for good handling with better safety rating Tucson for better interior space & updated looks/design
    11. Nikolaiski69

      New 2008 Subaru Forester

      Saw it last friday...photos here: http://www.sgcarmart.com/news/article.php?AID=1213 Looks good..not too bad.. 2.0X going from $77K and 2.5XT from $87K
    12. ChristopherChia

      Compatible 17" rims for Subaru Forester

      Hi guys I'm doing a little research for my next ride. Thinking of changing the rims and keeping the tires to maintain the comfort and cost down. The dimensions (gathered from internet) for the Forester FNA rims and tires are as follows: Tire 225/60R 17 Rim 7J x 17 ET48 PCD 5 x100 Center Bore 56.1mm Any recommendations or advice on the rims and shops? And what's the average cost per rim? Thanks a lot!
    13. Hello all, I'm serching for mid-size SUV, narrow down this 2 model, Price: Forester wins Performance: Equal Badge: Land Rover wins FC: Forester wins Safety: Forester vs Freelander, which one win? Gear Box: CVT vs 6 speed (A) which one win? Maintenance cost: Forester wins Space: Equal Relability: Freelander wins Kindly review 2 models
    14. Hi, Anyone here know the OMV value of subaru Forester and impeza WRX. thanks..
    15. Hello all, I'm serching for mid-size SUV, narrow down this 2 model, Price: Forester wins Performance: Equal Badge: Land Rover wins FC: Forester wins Safety: Forester vs Freelander, which one win? Gear Box: CVT vs 6 speed (A) which one win? Maintenance cost: Forester wins Space: Equal Relability: Freelander wins
    16. Qqman

      Forester 2.0X

      Hi, What is the fuel consumption for forester? Any other feedback for this ride?
    17. Mlee

      New 2.0L Forester

      Anyone driving the new forester here? How is the fuel consumption? I went for a test drive few days ago. Price tag at 68K. Drive is quite nice.
    18. Hi guys, I just got a 2008 Forester 2.5XT. Main dislike I have in priority is that : - gap between tyres & wheels look too wide (current on stock 17" rims & tyres) - cabin is too noisy, mainly road noise & wind - too much body roll Any recommendations on not too expensive ways to resolve the above?
    19. Ssbcc

      Real-world FC of Forester

      I wonder if any MCFers driving the current generation Forester can tell me what their FC in real-world driving conditions is like. Is it significantly worse than a 2WD SUV such as a Kia Sportage? Thanks.
    20. I notice that there is 2 models of Forester in sgcarmart for sale. 2.0XT, 2.5T & 2.5XT. Between these 3 models, what are the main difference. 2.0XT last models in 2005 2.5T as early as 2005~2007 2.5XT 2008 onwards. Is the 2.5T as good as 2.5XT?
    21. Rastaman01


      hi all.....am looking for any reliable WORKSHOP that does forester servicing or minor mods........any1 can recommend
    22. Hi all, just need everyone's opinion on the above 2 rides. Thought of getting either an end 05 airtrek turbo for around low 40k or a mid 06 forester 2.5 turbo for around low 50k. Things to consider would be engine response, torque, internal space, maintenance & overall ride dynamics. Any kind soul has any input on the above 2 cars? Thks
    23. Rastaman01

      Renting forester

      Anyone knows where can rent forester for my big day
    24. Rastaman01

      Second hand forester

      Buying a second hand Subaru. What do I look out for that will save me in long run. Example gear box or engine stuffs or the window all this that anyone encounter. Thanks guys. Btw I buying the older one not the current model