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#1 barry

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 08:28 PM

considering purchae of a 2003 forester 2.5x. what recurring problems if any. current owner not pleased with gs mileage. also there is significant wind noise especially from driver side. what can be done to mitigate the wind noise. wil removing the roof rack reduce wind noise and.or improve gas mileage. are there any upgrades available that would be recommended. what can be done to improve acceleration at highway speeds. finally can one shift down and at wha speed to improve highway acceleration. thanks. new to the web site

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 12:59 AM

I pulled the cross rails off my roof rack, and it helped a bit.

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 02:24 AM

I pulled the cross rails off my roof rack, and it helped a bit.

thanks for the response

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 02:50 PM

Looking at some of the other posts here, I would look for a legacy or outback, just because of the bad MPG that is being talked about.

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 04:06 PM

Looking at some of the other posts here, I would look for a legacy or outback, just because of the bad MPG that is being talked about.

Yea the shape of the Forester is kind of like a tissue box with wheels.
You will get better MPG with legacy or outback.




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