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    I noticed at the STP after dinner that many of you said you have a Subaru. My girlfriend is currently looking for a new vehicle and after sitting in the new Forester I was surprised about the amount of head room that it has. Does anyone out there have a Forester and have any comments regarding it. Also, does any one know if Subaru offers any special deals to MWO members.
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    There are Subaru "perks" for MWO members:

    http://www.mountwashington.org/about...hip/subaru.php

    My previous car was a Subaru Outback, and I liked it a lot - unfortunately, at the time that I was looking for a new car, I needed something bigger, and Subaru didn't have anything that fit the bill...

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    The deal for MWO members is very good. Just keep in mind they're aren't going to give you a premium for your trade in because you're getting a very good deal on the car.
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    Read the rules and make sure you get the VIP certificate from MWO before going to the dealer.

    My wife has an Outback wagon and it is her 5th or 6th Subaru. She will not have any other car. She loves the turning radius and ease of parking - plus it has plenty of room. This car is close to 200,000 miles and we should start to think about replacing it - with a Subaru of course.
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    I have also been looking at the Forester for quite a while now. As a relativvely tall person who has been relegated to trucks, this car has a surprising amount of headroom. I still like my truck, but it is definitely on the list as a second vehicle in the event that I need one. And yes the deal available through MWOBS is quite good. I would also note that the resale value of Suburus remains high over the years and miles, so getting one is less risky.

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    Has anyone looked at the Tribeca as a larger alternative?
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    I have a Forester. I like it, but for a 2001 and low mileage (under 60,000) I am somewhat disappointed that I have a leaky head gasket. I have since used the radiator leak stopper and it seems to be holding off the leak for now. So, I wonder if Subaru used cheap gaskets for the 2001 line. I have since talked with others with similar complaints.

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    I have a Subaru Outback and noticed that the odometer is 2% off; indicating more mileage than actually driven. Has anyone checked their odometer on a measured course? I first noticed this a couple of years ago when we stopped at the Montvale rest stop in New Jersey. My Mazda MPV indicates that the distance from my home was 198 miles but in the Subaru it indicates 204 miles; driving the same route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Legs and Little d View Post
    I have a Subaru Outback and noticed that the odometer is 2% off; indicating more mileage than actually driven. Has anyone checked their odometer on a measured course? I first noticed this a couple of years ago when we stopped at the Montvale rest stop in New Jersey. My Mazda MPV indicates that the distance from my home was 198 miles but in the Subaru it indicates 204 miles; driving the same route.
    2%?

    I'd consider that pretty accurate and well within the acceptable range. It could be caused by any number of reasons. Under inflated tires, tires that are fractionally too small. Excessive lane changing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceclimber View Post
    I have a Forester. I like it, but for a 2001 and low mileage (under 60,000) I am somewhat disappointed that I have a leaky head gasket. I have since used the radiator leak stopper and it seems to be holding off the leak for now. So, I wonder if Subaru used cheap gaskets for the 2001 line. I have since talked with others with similar complaints.
    Look into, I believe there's a recall on the head gasket issue...

    Here's some thing I found on one of the Subie forums:

    http://www.rs25.com/forums/showthrea...threadid=13503
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