Suburu Forestor 25X

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Could Someone please give me some advice on the Suburu Forestor 25X
i am tendering for a mail run contract and it says Late Model Sedan or similar required and i have been thnking about the forestor due to its handling on gravel roads, but its only a 4 cylinder??

what sort of life do you think it would have, thinking it might be doing up to 350,000kms over 5 years or more

thanks any advice would be great

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Reply By: Alex_W - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 00:15

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 00:15

My last vehicle was a naturally asperated 2L Forrester. A brilliant little wagon. It had 105K on the clock when I traded it which we ran up in just under three years. It was really fun to drive but you did have to play with the box just a bit but that was part of the fun. I guess the extra 500CC will make things a bit more relaxed.

The only problem I ever had was the clutch which was pretty ordinary. It was replaced after 2 years and they had to do a bit of work on the gearbox (the sychro on 1st and 3rd fell apart just a bit) at the same time.

I am still happy to recommend Forresters to anyone who will listen and they behave in the gravel like a dream. The only reason I got rid of ours was that I couldn't fit everything in it for the big trips we do from time-to-time!
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Follow Up By: Steve & Shelley - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 10:33

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 10:33
thanks for the advice and comments
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Reply By: flappan - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 09:12

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 09:12
Can't think of too much better really.

Good power , reasonable clearance , pretty car like . . .

Could certainly do worse.
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Reply By: jeff-wa - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 14:42

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 14:42
Drove one of the old 2.0l Forrester's in the country a fair bit, handled really well, could not fault it on gravel, even the odd bit of sand and mud. The one I drove was auto and used to hop around the gears a bit while cruising, the bigger motor with a manual would go very well. The Subi motors are pretty strong too, service it right and it'll go the distance no worries.
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Reply By: Diamond(due to duck season) - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 18:22

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 18:22
gday s&s.
350000ks is at the top end of achievable ks but not imposible.
the most important thing is keep it serviced on time every time.
also if your doing a lot of gravel work dont just get it serviced bye the book get it done more often expecially the air filter.
due to duck season coming
ive decided to hide out
love jemima puddle duck
back after the season
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Reply By: STAN - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 21:22

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 21:22
Got a Subaru Brumby 1800cc 694000 on the clock still going strong. Oil change every 5000 filter every 10000 Using Caltex Dello 400 15w40 Diesel oil. 350 000 WOULD BE JUST RUN IN STAN
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