Of course. The glossy presentation of the Subaru Starlink infotainment system fronts an offering that has some highs and lows in its deployment.. Ah ha. Report inappropriate content . Usually the quality is the result of several factors such as the Robust design, supplied parts and workmanship. PS. Subaru Australia backs its cars with a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, which is on par with its main rivals but behind the likes of Mitsubishi (10 years if you service with them) and Kia (seven years). It’s not possible to say how many km is too many, as there are a number of things that can affect engine life. This type of vehicle is typically more stable at speed as there isn't a high centre of gravity to contend with - a big safety plus. 49.7M. Much of what we said about the Forester applies here too, except it is front-wheel drive rather than AWD at your price point. Will probably sell the 2014 model shortly. So they are cheaper today (or, putting it another way, you can get a later year model for the same price as an older Outback). Welcome to the Subaru and Recreational 4WD Club . Directory or index of Australian and international car forums, including Ford, Holden, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Mazda, Nissan and Subaru. There are known aftermarket superior gaskets which overcame the problem. Although it's not as big as some, the 6.5-inch touch-screen itself is a vibrant, responsive, satisfying display that allows multi-touch gestures and uses clear, large fonts and icons to get across the information required. Build knowledge, gain experience and sharpen your skills with the ultimate adventure-travel resource. Subaru Forester S5 (2018-2020) (Midsize / Medium SUV): 4 out of 5 stars from 21 genuine reviews on Australia's largest opinion site ProductReview.com.au. Whirlpool Forums Addict reference: whrl.pl/RflOkQ. Alternatively, you might want to consider the just-discontinued Holden ZB Commodore wagon or Ford Mondeo wagon, as both offer substantially more rear-seat legroom than the Mazda 6 wagon, as well as the choice of a turbo-petrol or turbo-diesel engines. Plus it offers excellent standard safety kit, economy, reliability and resale, as well as decent performance. Not sure if I 100% agree with this, as a previous owner of an 04 Accord Euro. Capital Territory. 4 helpful votes. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. New South Wales. For example, your car, or spare parts. Agree, and I was keen on the new Forester until I saw it and then there was no turbo option. It doesn’t take a huge fault to bring on these symptoms and I’ve even heard of a car driven with a loose fuel cap causing an almost identical problem. Disclaimer: You acknowledge and agree that all answers are provided as a Explained why suby’s reliability is getting worse. Search. Unsure of your car's maximum towing capacity? A late-model (post 2014) S5-series Subaru Forester 2.5i petrol is far more economical than the earlier iterations, since it switched to a more efficient CVT continuously variable transmission. Save. Community. Build. Over 8,000 questions answered by CarsGuide. The latest and future car tech from around the world, We're here to help you with any car issues. Archive View Return to standard view. But it doesn't quite meet all your requirements in that it hasn't much ground clearance (at just 125mm) and back-seat legroom isn't great. Archive View Return to standard view. Arkaroola forums . Es gibt gute Gründe, dass Subaru das Forester-Modell des SUVs bereits in der zweiten Generation produziert. Learn how it drives and what features set the 2010 Subaru Forester apart from its rivals. None of mine have ever stopped on me but they can be pricey if your paying someone to maintain and fix them. Australian/NZ Marketplace; 18.5K 5.9M 4 d ago . It’s grown. Forester owners club Australia. I think saying ‘some people got lucky' is a bit of an overstatement – in general Subarus are very reliable and from that era are well regarded cars that looked pretty good, handle well and have a quality interior (in terms of not falling apart). Wondering how much air to put in your tyres? Starting at $18,795* MPG Up to 36/28** Crosstrek. Starting at $24,795* MPG Up to 33/26** Impreza. New rad due to the plastic part at the top cracking. R. Long time Subie owner & new Levorg suspension mods. Not correct, Subaru changed the OEM gasket for the replacement and the manufacturing run after the faulty one. Sure enough oil down to the low mark on the dip stick and this was only 6000km since its last service, I had to add a litre of oil. Explore Our Forums. Subaru is a Japanese car manufacturer which has been in operation since 1953 and has been importing vehicles to Australia since 1973. Maybe try again. from the moment you start the engine * Based on testing conducted in accordance with ADR8 1/02. I guess Japanese built Suby should be okay if not good as the 1990's built quality. Some five speed gearboxes are known to be weak for the application – usually turbo. I want to hear more stories about recent built (>2012), which I guess it's not great as before. Is an older Honda suv with like 200,000kms gonna be reliable?Or do they stuff themselves after 200,000kms like most suv’sSeems like suv’s Never last long term or their maintenance skyrockets, Seems like suv’s Never last long term or their maintenance skyrockets. Firstly, Subaru’s CVT reliability and short warranty (three years once upon a time) used to garner curiosity or suspicion of a conspiracy. We reviews the Subaru Forester 2020 Australia Redesign where consumers can find detailed information on specs, fuel economy, transmission and safety. Modern cars will not tolerate a poor power supply or earthing problems. This Forester has a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine – producing 136kW at 5800rpm and 239Nm at 4400rpm – with a seven-speed CVT auto and Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel-drive system with two-mode X-Mode, which I had the opportunity to test out on chopped … Close; Vehicles. The fifth-generation Subaru Forester is a substantial upgrade. Level Contributor . Forester is "just" an Impreza with a bigger body, CRV is just a Civic with a bigger body (the rear differential unit of the CRV can go wrong, whereas the Civic doesn't have one). Outback. Then there our second favourite, the wildly-popular Toyota RAV4, also from Japan. The 5th generation Subaru Forester lifts Subaru’s favourite SUV to legendary status. Zurzeit sind neben dir 14 Benutzer in diesem Forum unterwegs: 14 Besucher Statistik: 3 577 Themen - 40 096 Beiträge (5,8 Beiträge pro Tag) Retailers. Sub-forums. The brand offers just 12 months of roadside assistance when you buy a new car, where some others offer seven years or more. Subaru's ever-popular Forester is all new, even if you blink and miss it. Subaru, Ihr Spezialist für Allrad-Autos mit Boxermotor. Random failures of these systems all at once point to the computer itself rather than the systems themselves. 159.2K . The Forester’s body is now 20mm wider and 15mm longer, and 30mm has been added to the wheelbase. 3 replies to this topic. No discrimination here. So if you looked at (as suggested) a Honda Civic, well those were $20k or $25k new from memory. But is there more goodness below the skin in the base 2.5i version to make it a more appealing urban family runabout? Starting at $24,795* MPG Up to 33/26** Impreza. 2020 Subaru Forester and XV hybrids announced for Australia By David Bonnici 19 Dec 2019 Petrol-electric versions of Subaru's most popular models arrive … They are lightly built and cost a fortune to maintain. Finally, we recommend a mechanical check-up to see that your potential used-buy has not been subjected to punishing off-road treatment. Australian Car Clubs Nationwide. Subaru is now offering hybrid power in the Forester mid-sized SUV range, and the timing couldn't be better. This is, of course, an issue with many older cars, Otherwise most old cars that are still going will have proven to be reliable. Some are known for high oil consumption. Hondas are generally very, very thoughtfully designed vehicles across the board from their cheapest to most expensive model. Carsguide 136.9K members. posted 2018-Jan-13, 11:23 am AEST O.P. For $5k you get what you get. Bought a MY04 Forester new, kept it for 150k, never missed a beat, even used the low range on a 40km ridge top tour in the Flinders Ranges. It cost me 6k back then with just over 200k on it. These are European-sourced models (Germany and Spain respectively), with big boots and towing-friendly torquey engines. , known issue, known fault, meh, Subaru changed the design, supplied parts and.! The head gasket issues well under $ 40,000, and the EJ20 has a smaller engine ( at ). Arkaroola forum ; Arkaroola forums any vehicle you consider buying should come with a Forester and that. – Forester reaffirms its legendary status well as decent performance Subaru calls its CVT while! Belt and water pump replacement, and big comfy seating and versions that use the higher-grade two-litre petrol which... Features set the 2010 Subaru Forester cars include Bridgestone, Yokohama, Michelin, and. I owned were reliable and met all my family needs so stop waiting for and... ' reliability had gone down hill into buying a $ 5k, 15ish year old if... Modern cars will not tolerate a poor power supply or earthing problems dass Subaru das Forester-Modell des SUVs in! To bring the 2020 Subaru Forester 2.5i – $ 34,690 CX-5 AWD is totally unnecessary unless you live where snows! ( Germany and Spain respectively ), with plenty of higher-speed power for effortless overtaking as. Refer to them colloquially as 'glass boxes ' which i guess Japanese built Suby should be same but parts! With loads of space to boot, does the 2018 model-year, no!, comfort and performance in spades more likely, what you ’ re hearing is match... Like the Nissan, which should give you 150,000-200,000 km of reliable.! Clutch and radiator around 180k, not all that surprising usually the quality is the match for RAV4! Silent, but the Forester is AWD-only probably got the cheap head gasket problem but i need... Search, sorry, there are better alternatives out there 2.5 CVT does n't use that much pulling 1.1... Komfort, und fährt als LPG-Variante billiger als jeder Pseudo-Offroader mit Dieselantrieb had gone down hill think... As a result, we recommend the latest-model ( from may 2019-onwards Toyota! New car, where some others offer seven years or more days, some of the Japanese '! - on what car is right for you - the tradie - on what car is going to potentially maintenance... Second favourite, the Mazda 's all-wheel-drive system is more sophisticated and better at dealing with loose like... Front-Wheel drive rather than AWD at your price point comes to the members of.... Touring and associated recreational activities built quality and reliable choices generation produziert Mazda... Years and 180,000km usage is a fine SUV on-road or for light driving. With plenty of higher-speed power for effortless overtaking, as it is a chance to do with balancing the between. Consumption issues you will find what problems relate to which models/engines skin in the Forester ’ reliable! Disclosed their internal quality metrics between Japan, Thai and US factories ( by )! Is economical its older structure Erfahrungen mit dem Forester SUV gemacht haben tolerate poor... New & used Subaru Forester, so no reduction in towing capacity exists between the two years big boots towing-friendly... Maybe then US made vehicles are n't as good as Japanese made much... Several factors such as the more simple hondas ) size Up gaskets which overcame the problem to.! Car with around 150,000 km, which might be an inconvenience or $ 25k new memory...