Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:13 PM
Looks nice! Much better than the 3 foot bed on the Baja.
Only issue I can see is that the rear can window is angled forward. This would limit head and leg room in the cab by keeping the seat from sliding back all the way, and doesn't do a thing to increase cargo space in the bed.
Makes a good truck for someone short. But an extended wheelbase and another 4-6" of cab room would be necessary for someone like me, who's head, shoulders, and chest are literally next to the B pillar in the car, seat slid back as far as it will go, and my right leg still cramps after 20-30 minutes of driving because the gas pedal is still too close.
I'd kinda like to see a version of the new Forester as a ute. I sat in a 2014 last weekend and was amazed that the seat went back far enough for me to sit comfortably, and actually had to extend my leg to put the gas pedal on the floor. With my leg at rest my foot was just sitting on the pedal. That's a rare thing for me to find in mid size vehicles. The only other cars I've ever been able to do that in are full size German vehicles. Even full size premium American cars don't have that kind of room.