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Buy Forester or Outback ??
Posted 17 June 2003 - 04:25 PM
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Posted 17 June 2003 - 05:58 PM
Posted 17 June 2003 - 07:40 PM
Posted 17 June 2003 - 07:51 PM
HOWEVER, if you're not discouraged by the looks of the old styles, you do have larger windows, and a tighter turning radius (as compared to an outback), both of which I'd think would aid in backing up the trailer. Like gbhrps says in the previous line, they're identical under the hood.
Also up my way, I'm seeing a lot of 1999-2002 Foresters getting traded in for a new ones, so you may get a better deal with buying a Forester.
Back seat is a little tighter legspace-wise.
And trust me, go with an automatic. My standard is a little tricky with my utility trailer.
Posted 17 June 2003 - 10:36 PM
Posted 18 June 2003 - 09:30 AM
I tow my Sailboat (800ish lbs) with my 73hp 86 Brat maybe 20 times a year for 50 miles 1 way over the hills of PA and on interstates. It has not had a single issue and cruises just fine between 55-65 on the highways. Long hills tend to slow it down a bit but its still faster than most tractor trailers. Prior to the Brat I had a 1.8l Impreza that did the job even better!
Get whatever fits your needs and personality better. Either is a fine choice.
Posted 18 June 2003 - 03:23 PM
oem AM/FM CD head was built by FORD, oem amp by clarion. amp was fine....head unit was "tinny."
Have fun reaching the oil filter...
drove well empty, and the AT was, IMO nicely built and tweaked.
Considering the OB has some more length to it, and longer wheelbase (?), it will be a more stable tow vehicle than a forester. If you're pushing it on the weight, 4 wheel discs
Posted 18 June 2003 - 07:06 PM
Posted 18 June 2003 - 07:16 PM
I'd definently do a drum-disc swap on the rear, especially if no trailer brakes. Not that I had problems in our 2.2 brighton 5spd, but I think I'd want the extra umph of discs with a grippier pad, like a semi-metallic.
Posted 19 June 2003 - 09:25 PM
Posted 20 June 2003 - 03:21 PM
1998 OB, white w. silver bottom.Very clean, 2.5 auto, 61,000 miles, all power, new Michelins, roof rack. $ 11,997.
Is that a good price in your area? This one is in Fl.
Posted 23 June 2003 - 03:46 PM
6 years and 61k is <strong>just</strong> out of warranty, so if I were you I'd have the head gasket checked. Price seems a little on the high side for a 6-year old car, but I think it's within the acceptable range, and the new tires are a nice bonus.
Does it have any "goodies" like CD changer, heated seats, etc? Of course, I'm guessing that heated seats aren't much of a requirement in Florida, right?
Posted 23 June 2003 - 07:25 PM
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