SPECS
Horsepower
173 HP
Torque
166 LB-FT
Curb Weight
3100 LB
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Engine Size
2.5 L
Transmission Type
4-spd Slushbox w/OD
Standing Quarter Mile
15.7 Seconds
Zero to Sixty
7.6 Seconds
MPG (City/Highway)
22/28 MPG
VEHICLE STORY

This is my current daily driver.   I really miss my 2000 Toyota Celica GT  sometimes (mostly the agility and the manual gearbox), but I do love my Forester.  It's comfortable, AWD and gets surprisingly good gas mileage. It's a great daily drivers, and will hold onto it while I wait until I can afford a project car (Celica GT, Celica GTS, FR-S, BRZ, WRX, Forester XT, Miata, 350Z, 370Z, 330ci, 328i/325i coupe, 128i/135i or a RX7/8 - all with MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS).  I really wish I could have afforded to keep the Celica GT when we got our new Outback in 2013, but we had to trade in the Celica.  I thought long and hard about trading the Forester, and we almost did.  In the end, I had to say goodbye to my Celica.  A decision I regret at times, but I then remind myself how much money was going to need over the next few years (see my Celica post). I am looking at intake, exhaust and suspension upgrades for the Forester.  I'm just not sure I want to invest that kind of time and money in it.  I may just keep it stock and save up for a Copart project car! ;-) I've also thought about converting the Forester to a MT and Turbocharging it.  I can pick up a wrecked 2006 WRX Engine(2.5L T)/drivtrain/computer/etc. packaged for a Factory 5 818 build for less than $10k.  Just not sure I want to chance ruining my daily driver. MPG Note: I measured fuel economy over a 1 year period using a Garmin GPS with OBDII transmitter.  My combined driving was ~24/35 MPG.  City driving and stop-n-go traffic saw ~21/22 mpg.  Also...  I do not have a light foot.  ;-)

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