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Old 02-06-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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So im more than likely selling my Ranger and was thinking about getting a Forester, i know alot of you guys on here a Subaru guys as well what am i looking for thats different from every other car. i really dont care between an automatic or manual, i do want a turbo. heres one i saw that looks nice but having done that much work to it with only 156k on the vehicle makes me worry.
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04 subaru forester xt turbo DAILY DRIVER

Edit: also considering a non STI WRX.
http://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/3585128887.html

Jumping off the Subaru bandwagon, didnt think anbout a speed 3,6, or protege.
http://columbus.craigslist.org/ctd/3500247158.html
http://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/3562168177.html

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Subarus are gay
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Subarus are gay
wait i thought you were a huge subaru guy....
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Get an Impreza, any Impreza, even a Forester, which is a kind of Impreza. You will become gay, but you will be so virile and invincible that you won't care.
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Buy a LGT.

WRX performance while keeping your *** comfy. I love our 07 LGT
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What kind of ranger are you selling?
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What kind of ranger are you selling?
Its just changing hands i should say, my dads buying it because hes moving to Michigan and needs a better snow vehicle. but its a 2002 Ranger 4.0L 4x4 5speed.
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Subarus are gay
some gay in my parking lot has one:





what's worse is this:

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you are uber gay
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Dont get the auto. I've driven a couple auto subies, its like worse than normal the 4aet or whatever it is is just horrid. It will say in 3rd in those 10mph corners and refuses to do anything unless you boot it. And if you do floor it it goes though like every single gear in a random order 3 times before picking a gear. Oh and the autos normally default to fwd and only turn the rear wheels on after it sense slip, supposedly.
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Dont get the auto. I've driven a couple auto subies, its like worse than normal the 4aet or whatever it is is just horrid. It will say in 3rd in those 10mph corners and refuses to do anything unless you boot it. And if you do floor it it goes though like every single gear in a random order 3 times before picking a gear. Oh and the autos normally default to fwd and only turn the rear wheels on after it sense slip, supposedly.
umm, no
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Ok, I've driven multiple fucked up subaru autos (not surprising) and got told junk.
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I mean I'd take a scoob manual over an auto most of the time, but that's not to say all of them are horrid. I've driven quite a few that I actually really enjoyed on a daily commute/traffic/etc and were fairly decent when forced to work hard. Like the legacy gt I tuned a few months ago, with the "sport" function and little buttons on the wheel to switch gears if you wanted to. Not bad at all IMO

Also the newer trans' can be tuned which makes a giant difference

Also they are always on. Can you make the car fwd by pulling a fuse? Yes. But that's the only time it is so
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OP I'm tired as a dog or I'd write you a novel about subarus and my advice about them to you. Forester XT's are great.....
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Traded my auto FXT for a Frontier last November. I miss the low end and effortless power. Absolutely do not miss that piece of donkey ***-encrusted **** transmission. I'm sure the versions with sport mode are better, but my 2007 was absolute ****. Want to destroy some ricer civic *** off the line? Better get it to short shift into 2nd and then go or the turbo will literally stop spinning in the time it takes the transmission to shift near redline.
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I've got an '04 Forester XT as a DD and am also in Central Ohio.

I'll sell it to you.

Unforunately, it'll be more than the one you linked to. Mine only has ~75k miles, and has some upgrades.

Only real downfall to the FXT is the mpgs, but it's probably better than a 4.0 4x4 ranger.
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I just picked up an '07 Legacy 2.5i.
Love the car, nothing but high praise for it, and highly suggest you get a Suby!
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