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    About Subaru Forester


    Subaru Forester, an all-wheel drive crossover station wagon was first introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1995. Replacing the 4-door Subaru Outback Sport, it went on sale in the U.S. in 1998. Appearing as a hybrid vehicle, Subaru Forester shared the same platform with Subaru Impreza. It was based on the subcompact Impreza station wagon with its roofline raised and a few inches added to the width and body length. Designed to have a “trucky” look, the sedan combined the attributes of a passenger car and a sport-utility vehicle. Subaru Forester meets the United States federal safety standards for Passenger Vehicles, featuring low center of gravity. For the first generation there were three models available: base, L, and S models. They were equipped with 2,5-liter four-cylinder boxer engine, which produced 165 hp at 5600 rpm and 162 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. A 5-speed manual transmission was standard, and 4-speed automatic was optional. The standard equipment included split folding rear seats and air conditioning. Antilock braking was available for L and S versions. In 2001 Forester L featured new three-point seatbelts for all five seating positions. There were also force limiters in the front, height-adjustable shoulder belt anchors for front and rear outboard positions, and rear seat headrests for all three seating positions. The S version featured rear disc brakes, larger wheels, a chrome grille, updated interior, and bigger power mirrors.

    Second generation Subaru Forester was unveiled in 2003. Based on the new Impreza platform, the redesigned model featured aluminum hood, perforated rails, and a hydro-formed front sub-frame. Though the wheelbase stayed the same, the new Forester offered more front, rear leg and head room than the predecessor. The most noticeable change was the presenting of the turbocharged 2,5- liter model. As for safety, head-and-chest-protecting front side airbags were added to the list of standard equipment. The standard equipment also included air conditioning, power windows, tilt steering wheel, remote keyless entry, and a CD player. Automatic-transmission model offered leather upholstery and the optional Premium Package. In 2007 there were 5 models: 2,5 X, the 2,5 X L.L. Bean edition, Sports 2,5 X, the 2,5 XT limited, and Sports 2,5 XT.

    The third generation Forester was first introduced at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The model received SUV-like styling and got larger than the previous generation with increases in size appearing in the wheelbase (103 inches), length (179,5 inches), width (70,1 inches), and height (65,9 inches). For the third generation, five models are offered, 2.5 X, 2.5 X Premium, 2.5 X L.L. Bean (only till July 2008), 2.5 XT, and 2.5 XT Limited. The horizontally-opposed 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine produces 170 hp and the turbocharged version makes 224 hp. Safety equipment includes traction control, front and curtain side airbags, an antiskid system, and antilock all-disc brakes. Gaining the status of best small SUV in 2004-2006, Subaru Forester was also 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year, according to Motor Trend, one of America's most respected automotive publications.

    With compact SUVs, the emphasis has to be on the details. There are just so many of them out there now, a model has to stand out in a big way just to get noticed. That is not a problem with the Subaru Forester. This swiftly styled compact crossover does it all with ease, demonstrating superior handling and performance due to solid Forester parts that holds up to any and all competition. It is sporty, eclectic, and dependable, and like all Subaru favorites, it has the AWD and firm suspension that its drivers crave. The Forester brings fashion and reliability to a whole new level.

    Inside our selection of Subaru Forester Accessories and parts, you'll soon discover the spectrum of possibilities that awaits. Everything from grilles and chrome trim to floor mats and cargo liners and other Forester parts are right here in the highest quality possible. Our entire inventory of Subaru Forester Accessories and Parts comes to you from the most respected manufacturers in the game at the best prices - guaranteed! If you've been itching to hook up with Subaru Forester Accessories, CARiD.com is always the place to be!

    Whether you plan to improve your vehicle's performance or simply want to add some flare to its style, we store an exhaustive collection of accessories and parts designed specifically for your vehicle. Whatever product you choose, you are guaranteed to get nothing but the premium quality, unrivaled performance, and unique style. Understanding that your vehicle deserves only the top accessories and parts, we carefully handpicked each single item. And be sure all of them are manufactured by the most reputable companies in the industry, so the quality is beyond any doubts. If you still are not sure what product to choose, you are welcome to check 128 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and define what accessory or part perfectly fits both your vehicle and your pocket.



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    Subaru Forester: Control Arm Problems
    Subaru Forester: Control Arm Problems

    This week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a Subaru Forester recall.

    According to the report, some of the 2003-2008 crossovers, produced from September 5, 2000, through November, 26, 2007, may have problems with the front lower control arms. In April 20011, the NHTSA launched an investigation after receiving complaints from the owners of the affected vehicles. It was discovered that, when exposed to the humid environments or salt, the front lower control arms may corrode and break at the hangers brackets. Thus the recall affects vehicles registered for use in Delaware, Connecticut, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Vermont, and the District of Columbia.

    The safety recall covers two Subaru models, the Forester and Impeza. The total quantity of the affected vehicles numbers 295,1233 units. As usual, owners of the potentially affected vehicles are welcome to contact the dealers to have their vehicles inspected, and if necessary, repaired. The recall is scheduled to begin during November 2011.