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July 4, 2010, 2:11 am
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Subaru has announced a long list of updates for the 2011 Forester SUV. The list
of improvements starts with a new engine for the 2.5X models. They get a new
2,498 cc engine delivering 170 HP and 174 lb.-ft. at 4,100 rpm. This engine
delivers 21 mpg city / 27 mpg highway.
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Re: Subaru Forester
On Jul 3, 11:11=A0pm, sjmmail2000-...@yahoo.co.uk wrote:
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is engine delivers 21 mpg city / 27 mpg highway.
This is a very welcome development.
The new 2.5L engine is stronger than the old
and most likely free from any head gasket issues
that so maligned the old powerplant.
I wonder if they stiffened the body.
There seems to be a problem with the structure
of the Forester, the body being very delicate and
producing incurable rattles. People are complaning
all over the place about terrible rattles particularly
coming from the back of the car.
Dealerships can't fix these as in all likelyhood they are
a result of weak structure. One cannot even put
an aftermarket strut tower brace in the back as there
are no struts in the rear of the Forester anymore.
I like the car but what's the point if its a rattle box.
The new engine is a bit heavier, so if the structure
of the Forester remains the same, the rattle problem
might even get worse.