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New Owner Cube to Forester Big Change


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Hi Everyone

Just bought a Forester Xt 2.5 2005 in Gold which wasn't my favourite colour until I saw it in the flesh. Probably got a little desperate after searching forever and payed over the odds for a fsh and from Subaru dealer but in love with it all same.

I've been driving Nissan cubes for many years so you can imagine the surprise and smiles the Forester is giving me.

Look forward to being a Subaru owner and itching to do few mods but nothing that breaks its sleeper image.

As a new owner is there anything I should know about the daily running of these 2.5 which may not be obvious to the newbie owner considering I'm only use to running a bread van?

Cheers

Jody

 

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Hello & welcome looks nice !
Main thing is to run it on premium fuel and keep on top of regular oil changes, and check for rust round the suspension turrets maybe get some waxoil and treat the areas to prevent build Up of crud.
Avoid any main dealers and find yourself a localish subaru specialist ad they will be at least half the price of dealer for work, once you have your head round the engine layout it's fairly simple to work on if hand with the spanners. And we're all friendly here so any question no matter how trivial will be answered

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Thanks Stants for your welcome and wisdom. Picking the Forester up at the weekend from the dealer and driveing back down to London. I can't wait not sure what the family's going to make of it.

One issue i noticed is a small rust bubble on the tip of the bonnet. Is that the sort of thing I should sort sooner than later?

going to start my search for good Subaru specialist around London. Wish me luck.

cheers

Jody

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What side of London are you ?
As Neil at slowboy racing and Sean wiffin of forester parts are down there I think sean is Enfield way if that helps,
The paint is thin on subaru but not really seen it on bonnet, front end does take a beating though.

I'd have it up on ramps and poke around underneath if it's not been sealed or is coming away I can recommend a wire brush and an underseal of your choice,
Dirty work but will be good in long run 🖒



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