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so new Forester 2019. biggest forester yet. no turbo anymore, bu its got some new Dual X mode system on some better models there.


so its 2 extra modes for x mode to be less or more agressive i guess. similar as others 4wd cars do these days.
it will be seen is it any good or is it changes much. maybe it will.
found video as well with new forester showing that new x mode system in action
if that will be real deal as shown in video , even better then normal x mode it could be pretty capable in mud or snow , gravel. i thought subaru needs those kinda things since i saw that on land cruisers. but hose are big and infamous 4wd cars, thou new suzuki AWD cars got something similar couple years ago allready. so its good that subaru doing that as well.
strangely enough those all new stuff with new si drive will get new Forester Sport model with new 18' wheels. but like those are street wheels and car is made for street , and its getting better offroad system for those 18' wheels thou. why ? you wouldnt wanna go offroad with those rims and those tires
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so new Forester 2019. biggest forester yet. no turbo anymore, bu its got some new Dual X mode system on some better models there.

An XX mode?


Can't wait until they bring out the next version after that..

I think.

I'm not really sure if a XXX mode is a good thing.

I guess the idea would be to only use it if you're in a 'F$@%ed if you do, F&@#ed if you don't' type of situation.



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Even worse, look at that approach angle!!
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Having just watched the video, I reckon there's only a one, maybe two spots in it I would hesitate on approaching if I was driving a Hyundai Accent.

And those cars are horrible (the Hyundai. I know, I've got one as a work car.)


In fact, I reckon I could do all of it in my SVX in it's current state (might have to hit the muddy bits at speed!)
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That car looks enormous. 0-100 in 6 months? Approach angle doesn’t look good, agreed. Probably a really good car if you don’t want to go too far off road, overtake anything or tow anything.
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An XX mode?


Can't wait until they bring out the next version after that..

I think.

I'm not really sure if a XXX mode is a good thing.

I guess the idea would be to only use it if you're in a 'F$@%ed if you do, F&@#ed if you don't' type of situation.




XXXX would be the bees knees though Ben, it would be made in QLD.
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Well, good to see that dual snow/dirt and deep snow/mud function. It underlines what the car is meant to do. No moguls and no rocks.

The approach angle of a 2005 Forester is just under 25. This one won't be less than 23. From experience, 23 is the minimum to prevent embarrassment on VERY mild terrain and the next threshold is around 30. Then you get into Wrangler/Defender only territory above 40. So, whether you have 23 or 25...eh.


The lack of turbo...that one hurts.
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XXXX would be the bees knees though Ben, it would be made in QLD.

XXXX mode kicks in when your bogged to the eyeballs.
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And when that doesn't work you switch to Bundy mode


(actually I'd go Bundy mode first!)
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well dirt is small rocks. and we all know those things from what toyota showed before with their traction control. just here its just 2 modes not 4,5 like in those big cars, still my guessing is one mode is more agressive and other less then normal x mode. so in all its kinda 3 modes of x mode. i think its great thing and when people will start to lift them and put bigger tires and change front bumper it could show its potential. as in video man drove into mud and go stuck , but he was going on x mode anyway, so normal x mode wasnt good enough and he engaged mud mode and got out. wonder how much of that is true but on toyotas 4wd those things really works, so maybe that will work here too. just why put that into Sport model. ? and i dont like those red lines all over car. looks like car for teens like tuned by themselfs. not like serious car. so that normal model without those reds looks better.
but its bigger so must be more comfy as well so it would be good for camping

i like how rear looks really modern and nice lights styling. looks nothing like forester more like bigger 4wds.
explaining x mode


8.7' ground clearance is not bad . if bigger tires would fit there it would grow even higher


snow dirt must be mode where x mod works lighter means to find best grip and dont spin wheels.


thats how much wider it is


more space on rear seats as well. well compare to asian people.


become smart car. now it looks at you inside car and says hello. i dont like ideas of cars spying on you inside car.


better in corners at high speed


we all need VDC on road


that what subaru are famous for. everything low and in center

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