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The new Subarus have lost their soul. If I had to choose a new car today, it would probably be an old Forester (!) or even maybe the new Jimny...but the Jimny is a bit small for a family of 4 !
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Yh jimny is more like 2 small person and 2 shoping bags.
I like new forester more then last years or before that. It changed long time ago if compare to first gens.
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I think the red highlights look ridiculous but other than that I am sure it will go a lot of spaces that people don't expect it to.
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As most subaru does. Just not much power . why they make sport model and no turbo for all that sportyness?
180hp is not bad but nothing amazing. For more relaxed driving not so much Sport going fast with those red lines around.
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Yes, I think they thought that no one would notice if they added the red lines.

I agree that it would be good to add a more powerful engine as an option but for day to day driving the current non-turbo isn't too bad. It won't win any races but I don't drive around thinking how it needs more power either. I think this new model has a slightly more powerful engine than the current 2.5L n/a but from memory its a bit heavier as well.

Maybe they will add another engine option later on.
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The new Subarus have lost their soul. If I had to choose a new car today, it would probably be an old Forester (!) or even maybe the new Jimny...but the Jimny is a bit small for a family of 4 !
Noooo. Not lost their soul. Sure they dont look as rugged anymore and dont have low range. But surely we haven't lost our soul?
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The new Subarus have lost their soul. If I had to choose a new car today, it would probably be an old Forester (!) or even maybe the new Jimny...but the Jimny is a bit small for a family of 4 !

Eh, I can see where you are coming from, but the new Subarus are much better in a number of objective metrics, from safety to built quality, so...


Of course, what we like is very subjective. My current ride has no soul but it does what my Subarus never could. However, it would sure be nice to have an older turbo Subaru for a daily driver...


You can pair a family Subaru with an older fun mobile or you can pair an expedition vehicle with an older fun Subaru DD...


At least, I still have the Tribeca to soothe my soul in corners and when, by chance, a few drops of water fall from the sky. Few people realize that the Tribeca is still a Subaru, plus high performance tires and brakes go a long way.
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My daily driver is 2 years old. My forester is 14 years old and my wrx 19 years old. The new car has more features, but it’s nowhere near as nice to drive. For shear driving pleasure, the wrx is a mile in front. It accelerates, brakes and handles way better, and it has the best primary safety. The Forester has the best ride and copes with bumps and speed humps best. It’s unbeatable for torque and cruising. And off road obviously.
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not bad review. it looks big car from any corner. so sport is top of the line now. better then premium , because only it has dual X mode . thats weird. like why sport mode should be better offroad.. ?

and that test offroad course was a joke , i mean really this was off road course... lol you could drive there like with any car i guess.
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Unread 26th September 2018, 03:55 PM
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For the vast majority, a liberty wagon would be the go. At least then you can get an h6 engine.
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