Bought a Forester 2.0X 2006 almost a year ago. I´m working as entrepreneur and is hauling a boogie horse trailer stuffed with heavy equipment.
My Passat TDI 2003 (stick shift) really didn´t like the load, aspecially when starting uphill, it even began smellinclutch and hot oil and actually consuming oil.
So I looked around and found this lady with 4 speed automatic. I was advised from various hot shots not to get an automatic trannie for this job, but the gal perform superb.
I got military training even with terrain vehicles and I assure U I´ve gone places I never even considered before AND GOT OUT of them
I Love this little ol´ lady.
However right now she´s on vacation resting on the lift as there is long service overdue. My old Tiger Tank Volvo 850 has to stand in for the period.