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1997 Legacy GT sedan for a forester?

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#1 seabright_sc


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Posted 19 February 2006 - 11:07 AM

Well, I currently own a 97 GT sedan. 148xxx excellent mechanic condtion. And I'm thinking of selling the GT and purchasing a forester in the same age/price range. Forester seems a little more friendly for camping/baja trips. But I'm intereted in the pros and cons. ie-gas mileage difference, cargo capacity, overall handling, etc.

Thanks for any input.

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 01:49 PM

I would not buy one with a phase 1, go for a 99 at minimum. Mine is doing pretty well by me and gets a combined 25 mpg. In the winter with the smog gas it goes donw to 22-23. There is not much back seat foot room on a Forester so make sure that is acceptable before you buy. It hauls all kinds of stuff for me including massive loads on the roof rack and has done Xmas trips with five people. Good to park in the city, but a Legacy or Outback has more room.

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