subaru forrester : All minor servicing (including timing belt changes) can be done by theaverage home handyman in perfect safety. On the subject of timing belts,mine was designed to "free spin" in the event of a broken timing belthowever I am told that the 4 valve models will lunch pistons and valve ifthey break one.Fuel economy is totally unremarkable, the later injected models are a littlebetter in this regard.Body fit, rust resistance and dust tightness are all excellent. A few modelsbefore mine Subaru produced a rust bucket, since then they have hot dippedthe lower body of all vehicles at the factory.Connected to the internet in Sunny Far North Queensland AustraliaI suggest the first thing your mate should do is tell his wife to be a bitmore compromising,it sounds like she's wearing the pants. As a suggestion,would he consider looking at a L R Freelander,a little more expensive buthas a better off road capability. I have a TD4 Freelander and find it agreat all round vehicle, it rides like a car and it handles moderate bushtracks with no probs (it's no rock hopper though.) Fuel economy isgreat...Hwy-6.8L/100km Town-9L/100km and has a heap of torque(consideringthe size motor-2 litre diesel) to tow with 260Nm.I tow a camper that weighs around the ton and has no probs. I've planted theseed now and leave it up to him to investigate the Land Rover web site.Scotty"Graeme Willox" wrote in message...
subaru forrester : You are kidding right??the freelander???....better off road??So I take it you have had the pleasure to drive one off road (TD4)?? If youhaven't you should, and then we can talk. While you guys are sinking in themud with those big trucks, I'm having fun. LOLScottyReally?so splashing through a bit of mud is offroading?try climbing a steep rutted track in your "no low range" landrover andsee how far you getwhile your stuck on the first rut, I'm up there starting on the nexthill and having more funand I will get a shit load further in any mud than you ever will"kevcat" wrote in message... Now,now...you are being silly,you and I both know that a Freelanderhasn't been designed for that sort of terain and I never said it could, whatI was trying to say is that don't ride it off as uselees in the bush. theymay not have low range but they do have things like i.r.d, t.c, hdcwhich help it , you would be surprised how well they can perform and you areshooting your mouth off when you haven't even driven one. I used to own a td patrol and know what you are saying, but this thing keeps on surprisingme.By the way, are you a member of the Blue Mountain 4wd club? Once knew of aguy with the same name.Scotty
subaru forrester : How about a 95+ cherokee then?Its not as big or high as the bigger nissans or toyotas,it utilises amonocoque chassis/body-similar body size to a Forester, has much morepower/torque and ground clearance than a Forester, and theres oodles of modsavailable if you want them. And lately, theyre realtively cheap, less than$20k.A mate of mine has a Forester and he's been everywhere that I've taken my4Runner. Probably the biggest point is that he has to pick his lines muchbetter as the clearance is really quite low for off road work. Either way,low range is a MUST. Don't settle for anything without it. Hill descentcontrol and all those other gadgets are fine until you have to go uphill.--Remove _NOSPAM_ to reply by e-mail---------------------------------- ---------------------------------------- --Linux - the ultimate Windows Service Pack------------------------------------ ---------------------------------------- I've got a 2001 Forester Limited, which I regularly tow a ski boat and a boxtrailer behind, with very few concerns...Offroad, I have found it more than capable, keeping up with my old mans 80series landcruiser, and friends patrols... I went back to the Subaru stable,having driven go-fasts for the last 4 years after my turboed, and lifted Lseries wagon was totalled when I was t-boned a few years back..
subaru forrester : I've recently purchased the new model Forrester X (2.5L auto) and after1,000kms the engine light came on. I took it back to the dealer who said theECU tripped on one of the oxygen sensors. They reset the ECU only for theengine light to come on after another 30 kms. I took it back again and theyreplaced the O2 sensor. The light came on after another 30 or so kms bywhich time I was getting a little peeved with the whole thing. The dealerthen replaced the whole ECU, reprogrammed my keys and sent me on my way.That was 3 days ago. My engine light just came on again and I'm not sure theservice people know what they are doing.-----= Posted via Newsfeeds.Com, Uncensored Usenet News =----- - The #1 Newsgroup Service in the World!-----== Over 80,000 Newsgroups - 16 Different Servers! =-----You really need to know the error code. There can be several reasons for oneerror code. It might be that the sensor itself is wrong, or might be somepoor connection along the way from sensor to ECU(a loose connector).The quality of various dealerships technicians seems to vary a bit.Is there another dealer you can try?
subaru forrester : Jeg har forelsket mig i en lidt anderledes bil, nemlig Subarus' Forrester.Det er lige min type bil - sådan en mellemting mellem en familiebil og en"fritidslivs-bil" - en slags overgangs-stadie mellem en stationcar og enoff-roader.Jeg vil meget gerne i kontakt med nogen, der har haft en sådan - eller harkendskab til den i øvrigt.Det er ikke en bil, der er særligt mange af i landet, så jeg er lidtbekymret omkring:- Er subaro på vej ind eller ud af det danske marked - risikerer man, atpludselig at stå med en bil, der ikke er support på?- er det svært at få reservedele - og få den repareret ivørigt?- taber den hurtigt i værdi?- hvordan er bilens kvalitet generelt?Hvis du bor på Sjælland, kan du tage til Sverige og få en prøvetur... Viovervejede på et tidspunkt en Impressa GT Turbo og fik at vide afimportøren vi skulle tage til Sverige for at prøve den.Uffe Madsen wrote in message <Subaru Forrester - hvem ved noget?>:Jeg har forelsket mig i en lidt anderledes bil, nemlig Subarus'Forrester.Det er lige min type bil - sådan en mellemting mellem en familiebil ogen"fritidslivs-bil" - en slags overgangs-stadie mellem en stationcar og enoff-roader.Jeg vil meget gerne i kontakt med nogen, der har haft en sådan - ellerharkendskab til den i øvrigt.Det er ikke en bil, der er særligt mange af i landet, så jeg er lidtbekymret omkring:- Er subaro på vej ind eller ud af det danske marked - risikerer man, atpludselig at stå med en bil, der ikke er support på?- er det svært at få reservedele - og få den repareret ivørigt?- taber den hurtigt i værdi?- hvordan er bilens kvalitet generelt?
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