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Direct Fit Horn - High Tone
Replacement
Part Number: REPC502504
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$16.44
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester Base 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester L 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester S 4 Cyl 2.5L
Product Details
Notes : High Tone, With Mounting Bracket, 2 Male Blade TerminalQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warranty
Direct Fit Horn - Low Tone
Replacement
Part Number: REPC502505
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$13.50
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester Base 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester L 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester S 4 Cyl 2.5L
Product Details
Notes : Low ToneQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warranty
Direct Fit Horn - Tone
Replacement
Part Number: SET-REPC502504-2
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$28.44
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester Base 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester L 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester S 4 Cyl 2.5L
Product Details
Components : (2) HornsQuantity Sold : Set of 2Warranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warranty
Control Arm Rear Lower Rearward Driver or Passenger Side
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$21.91
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2009 Subaru Forester XT 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2009 - 2013 Subaru Forester X Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2009 - 2013 Subaru Forester X Premium 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2009 - 2013 Subaru Forester X Touring 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2009 - 2013 Subaru Forester X 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2009 - 2013 Subaru Forester XT Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2010 - 2013 Subaru Forester XT Premium 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2011 - 2013 Subaru Forester XT Touring 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2013 Subaru Forester X Convenience 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Limited 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i Convenience 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2014 - 2015 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Premium 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 2014 - 2015 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 2014 - 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2014 - 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2014 - 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2014 - 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i 4 Cyl 2.5L
Product Details
Location : Rear, Driver Or Passenger Side, Lower, RearwardNotes : Includes bolt, nut, and washerAdjustability : AdjustableBall Joint Included : Without ball joint(s)Bushing Included : With bushing(s)Bushing Material : Rubber bushingQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementInterchange Part Number : CMS801151, RK100136Warranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

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Control Arm - Rear, Driver and Passenger Side, Lower, Rearward
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$41.62
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2009 Subaru Forester XT 4 Cyl 2.5L AWD
  • 2009 - 2013 Subaru Forester X Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2009 - 2013 Subaru Forester X Premium 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2009 - 2013 Subaru Forester X Touring 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2009 - 2013 Subaru Forester X 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2009 - 2013 Subaru Forester XT Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2010 - 2013 Subaru Forester XT Premium 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2011 - 2013 Subaru Forester XT Touring 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2013 Subaru Forester X Convenience 4 Cyl 2.5L AWD
  • 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Limited 4 Cyl 2.0L AWD
  • 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i Convenience 4 Cyl 2.5L AWD
  • 2014 - 2015 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Premium 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 2014 - 2015 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 2014 - 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2014 - 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2014 - 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2014 - 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i 4 Cyl 2.5L
Product Details
Location : Rear, Driver And Passenger Side, Lower, RearwardComponents : (2) Control ArmsAdjustability : AdjustableBall Joint Included : Without ball joint(s)Bushing Included : With bushing(s)Bushing Material : Rubber bushingQuantity Sold : Set of 2Recommended Use : OE ReplacementInterchange Part Number : CMS801151, RK100136Warranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

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Gray Floor Mats
Husky Liners®
Part Number: H2152022
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$57.95
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester Base 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester L 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester S 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2003 - 2005 Subaru Forester XS 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2003 - 2009 Subaru Forester X 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2004 - 2009 Subaru Forester XT 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2005 Subaru Forester XS L.L. Bean Edition 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2005 Subaru Forester XT Premium 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2006 - 2008 Subaru Forester X L.L. Bean Edition 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2006 - 2009 Subaru Forester XT Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 X All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XS Premium All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XS All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester Anniversary Edition All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 X 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 XT 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2009 Subaru Forester X Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2009 Subaru Forester X Premium 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2009 Subaru Forester X Touring All Engines Wagon
Product Details
Location : Third RowNotes : Does not cover humpType : Flat Floor MatRow : Second or Third RowColor/Finish : GrayQuantity Sold : 2 PiecesWarranty : Lifetime Husky Liners limited warranty
Black Floor Mats
Husky Liners®
Part Number: H2152021
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$57.95
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester Base 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester L 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester S 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2003 - 2005 Subaru Forester XS 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2003 - 2009 Subaru Forester X 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2004 - 2009 Subaru Forester XT 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2005 Subaru Forester XS L.L. Bean Edition 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2005 Subaru Forester XT Premium 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2006 - 2008 Subaru Forester X L.L. Bean Edition 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2006 - 2009 Subaru Forester XT Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 X All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XS Premium All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XS All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester Anniversary Edition All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 X 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 XT 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2009 Subaru Forester X Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2009 Subaru Forester X Premium 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2009 Subaru Forester X Touring All Engines Wagon
Product Details
Location : Third RowNotes : Does not cover humpType : Flat Floor MatRow : Second or Third RowColor/Finish : BlackQuantity Sold : 2 PiecesWarranty : Lifetime Husky Liners limited warranty
Tan Floor Mats
Husky Liners®
Part Number: H2152023
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$57.95
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester Base 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester L 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester S 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2003 - 2005 Subaru Forester XS 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2003 - 2009 Subaru Forester X 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2004 - 2009 Subaru Forester XT 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2005 Subaru Forester XS L.L. Bean Edition 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2005 Subaru Forester XT Premium 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2006 - 2008 Subaru Forester X L.L. Bean Edition 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2006 - 2009 Subaru Forester XT Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 X All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XS Premium All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XS All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester Anniversary Edition All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 X 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 XT 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2009 Subaru Forester X Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2009 Subaru Forester X Premium 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2009 Subaru Forester X Touring All Engines Wagon
Product Details
Location : Third RowNotes : Does not cover humpType : Flat Floor MatRow : Second or Third RowColor/Finish : TanQuantity Sold : 2 PiecesWarranty : Lifetime Husky Liners limited warranty
Control Arm with Ball Joint Assembly Front Lower Passenger Side
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$48.86
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester Base 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester L 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester S 4 Cyl 2.5L
Product Details
Location : Front, Passenger Side, LowerNotes : With crossmember bushingDesign : StampedGreasable : Non-greasableAdjustability : Non-AdjustableBall Joint Included : Without ball joint(s)Quantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementInterchange Part Number : RK640740, 102-6627, CMS80103, 520-478, 20200AC200F, 20200FC120, 20200AA040, 20200AA200, MS80103Replaces OE Number : 20200AC200FWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

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Control Arm Front Lower Driver Side For AWD Models
Replacement
Part Number: REPS281528
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$48.86
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester Base 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester L 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester S 4 Cyl 2.5L
Product Details
Location : Front, Driver Side, LowerNotes : With crossmember bushingDesign : StampedGreasable : Non-greasableAdjustability : Non-AdjustableBall Joint Included : Without ball joint(s)Quantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementInterchange Part Number : 20200AC210F, 520477, 1026626, CM580102, RK640741, CMS80102, 520-477Replaces OE Number : 20200AC210FWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

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Replacement Control Arm and Ball Joint Kit
Replacement
Part Number: KIT1-020718-15-A
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$125.67
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester Base 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester L 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester S 4 Cyl 2.5L
Product Details
Location : Front, Driver And Passenger Side, LowerNotes : With crossmember bushingComponents : (2) Ball Joints, and (2) Control ArmsDesign : StampedGreasable : Non-greasableAdjustability : Non-AdjustableBall Joint Included : Without ball joint(s)Quantity Sold : Set of 4Recommended Use : OE ReplacementInterchange Part Number : RK640740, 102-6627, CMS80103, 520-478, 20200AC200F, 20200FC120, 20200AA040, 20200AA200, MS80103, 20200AC210F, 520477, 1026626, CM580102, RK640741, CMS80102, 520-477, K9513Replaces OE Number : 20200AC200F, 20200AC210FWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

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Control Arm - Front, Driver and Passenger Side, Lower
Replacement
Part Number: KIT1-082917-07-A
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$191.13
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester Base 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester L 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester S 4 Cyl 2.5L
Product Details
Location : Front, Driver And Passenger Side, LowerNotes : With crossmember bushingComponents : (2) Ball Joints, (2) Control Arms, (2) Sway Bar Links, and (4) Tie Rod EndsDesign : StampedGreasable : Non-greasableAdjustability : Non-AdjustableBall Joint Included : Without ball joint(s)Quantity Sold : Set of 10Recommended Use : OE ReplacementInterchange Part Number : 20200AC210F, 520477, 1026626, CM580102, RK640741, CMS80102, 520-477, RK640740, 102-6627, CMS80103, 520-478, 20200AC200F, 20200FC120, 20200AA040, 20200AA200, MS80103, K9513, MK80693, ES3712, EV80692Replaces OE Number : 20200AC210F, 20200AC200FWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

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Black Floor Mats, Front Row
Husky Liners®
Part Number: H2151111
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$70.95
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2005 - 2007 Subaru Forester All Submodels All Engines
  • 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 X All Engines 2 pc., Front
  • 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 XT All Engines 2 pc., Front
  • 2008 Subaru Forester X L.L. Bean Edition All Engines 2 pc., Front
  • 2008 - 2009 Subaru Forester X All Engines
  • 2008 - 2009 Subaru Forester XT Limited All Engines
  • 2009 Subaru Forester X Limited All Engines 2 pc., Front
  • 2009 Subaru Forester X Premium All Engines 2 pc., Front
  • 2009 Subaru Forester XT All Engines 2 pc., Front
Product Details
Location : Front RowNotes : May require trimming to properly fitType : Flat Floor MatRow : First RowColor/Finish : BlackQuantity Sold : 2 PiecesWarranty : Lifetime Husky Liners limited warranty
Black Floor Mats, Front, Second, and Third Row
Husky Liners®
Part Number: SET-H2151111-4
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$122.46
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2005 Subaru Forester XS L.L. Bean Edition 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2005 Subaru Forester XS 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2005 Subaru Forester XT Premium 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2005 - 2009 Subaru Forester X 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2005 - 2009 Subaru Forester XT 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2006 - 2008 Subaru Forester X L.L. Bean Edition 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2006 - 2009 Subaru Forester XT Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 X All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XS Premium All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XS All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester Anniversary Edition All Engines Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 X 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 XT 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2009 Subaru Forester X Limited 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
  • 2009 Subaru Forester X Premium 4 Cyl 2.5L Wagon
Product Details
Location : Front, Second, And Third RowNotes : May require trimming to properly fitType : Flat Floor MatColor/Finish : BlackQuantity Sold : Set of 2Warranty : Lifetime Husky Liners limited warranty
Ball Joint and Control Arm Kit
Replacement
Part Number: KIT1-101415-02-B
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$62.84
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester Base 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester L 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 1998 - 2002 Subaru Forester S 4 Cyl 2.5L
Product Details
Location : Front, Driver Side, LowerComponents : (1) Ball Joint, and (1) Control ArmDesign : StampedGreasable : Non-greasableAdjustability : Non-AdjustableBall Joint Included : Without ball joint(s)Quantity Sold : Set of 2Recommended Use : OE ReplacementInterchange Part Number : 20200AC210F, 520477, 1026626, CM580102, RK640741, CMS80102, 520-477, K9513Replaces OE Number : 20200AC210FWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

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Subaru Forester Customer Reviews

Replaced original horn perfectly
Gary Bufe
VERIFIED PURCHASER
Purchased on May 09, 2020
Direct Fit Horn - Tone
May 19, 2020
Good sound
Works great - very loud
Donald Leslie
VERIFIED PURCHASER
Purchased on Apr 30, 2020
Completely satisfied.
Thomas Knapik
VERIFIED PURCHASER
Purchased on Apr 25, 2020

Subaru Forester Guides


The first crossover sport-utility vehicle (XUV) was spotted to join the burgeoning assembly of varying car and truck designs in 1980. The creation of these vehicles is mainly introduced to offer a more sensible option for the general mass as the concept would cater mainly to the ergonomically designed car-based platform but with an appearance so much like a sport-utility vehicle. Subaru joined the assembly with the introduction of Subaru Forester in 1998 in the United States. A crossover sport-utility vehicle may lack the real concentration of sport-utility vehicle's true spirit of aesthetic appeal but Subaru made it certain that Subaru Foresters would be an exemption. This is partly due to that fact that these vehicles were born out of the drivetrain and platform of the equally-impressive Subaru Impreza that the Forester was based upon. Just like other Subaru models, the Forester was also equipped with an all-wheel drive (AWD) transmission.

Most well-noted in the Subaru Forester vehicles was the incorporation of the true appeal of sport-utility vehicle such as the large, boxy cargo along with the prominent ground clearance. Exterior feature was a delicate one with sophistication in every detail yet with aggressive feel. It is a visual appearance that suggests of something around dynamic and conservative aura yet modern with a modern impression. When given the privilege to delight in the interior of the vehicle, you would instantly forget the unsettling feeling of the outside. The bright beige and off-black color coordination of the interior is a welcoming and fresh presence you could feel inside with technologies obviously treated with the highest quality of manufacturing technique so that both the driver and passengers will be comfortable and secured wherever where the destination is.

In the future production of Subaru Forester models, enthusiasts and clients will have something to look forward to because a more updated and upscale versions of Subaru Forester 2.5 X and Subaru Forester2.5 XT Limited will be graciously released from the factory with a 2.5-liter flat-4, 173 hp (129 kW), and a turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-4 250 hp (186 kW) engines respectively endowed to the vehicles. And with the Subaru Forester auto parts available in every corner of the market, these sport-utility vehicles will never stop giving the road events a colorful and exciting participation. All replacement auto parts are abundantly provided in the market to ensure drivers would never go out of reason why these vehicles could not serve with longevity around the automotive industry.

Four Quick Tips to Maximize Your Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester is probably one of the most versatile compact crossovers ever built. That's why one of its recent models has been awarded as one of the best cars to buy in the market. Yes, it is not a car, but the comfort that it gives its drivers and its passengers is simply notable. It could function as your vacation van, your family wagon, or your trusty all-weather vehicle. Ensuring that it is always in good shape is the least that you can do to keep this gem. Follow these four quick tips to make the most out of your Subaru Forester:

  • Know when to replace your timing belt.

If your Forester has a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, then you should be aware that the timing belt should be replaced when your odometer hits the 100,000-mile mark. The belt is made of rubber and cord, making it prone to wear and tear. It is important to have it replaced before it breaks or stretches as it might contribute to engine teardown. You might want to replace the other parts of the belt, such as the thermostat and water pump, at the same time. This can help you save time and effort, as well as ensure that all parts are working properly.

  • Inspect the head gasket.

Some Foresters with the abovementioned engine have been found to have head gaskets that were prone to premature failure. While the issue has been addressed in the more recent versions, you should make an effort to check the head gasket regularly. A blown head gasket may cause various problems like an engine misfire or oil leaks. Failure to replace a bad head gasket may destroy the radiator and other parts of your vehicle. Check the part for signs of corrosion or wearing out, and replace it immediately.

  • Watch your car's oil consumption.

One of the most common problems that Foresters face is excessive oil consumption. If you notice that your car is losing oil at an irregular rate, then you should take action and bring your car to your technician for engine repair. This model of Subaru is said to consume a quart of oil every 1,200 miles, so it is important to watch your oil levels closely. While this is a usual complaint for Foresters, a workaround is to use high-quality oil that is appropriate to the engine type. After all, prevention is better than cure.

  • Check the power window motor and other parts for signs of wearing out.

This is not a unique issue for Foresters, but having faulty power windows can be really annoying. Make sure that you put extra care when operating your windows to keep it from getting worn out. If one of your windows fails, inspect the motor for possible cracks or corrosion. Replace it immediately to avoid encountering difficulties in operating the windows. You might also want to check the other parts of your car that are up for replacement. Even small issues in the power windows or door locks can affect the overall performance of your car.

Subaru Forester and Ever

Launched in 1997, The Forester is a crossover SUV made by leading carmaker, Subaru, also known as Fuji Heavy Industries. The vehicle can accommodate up to five passengers and has outstanding cargo space. Since then, this sports utility vehicle has undergone significant advancements that wowed a lot of people. Through the generations, it has truly impressed the market with its innovations.

1997-2002: The Birth of the Subaru Forester

Back in 1995, the Subaru Forester was introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show, but was only available in 1997 in Japanese market and in 1998 in the American market. It was an option for the market that was interested in purchasing compact SUVs, which were becoming popular during the time. The low center of gravity of the SUV impressed the American federal safety standards for passenger cars and did not even oblige a risk of rollover warning label on the visor. It also came with top-notch standard equipment that included power locks, cruise control, air conditioning, ABS, power windows, digital temp gauge, 24-hour roadside assistance, and tilt steering to name a few. However, the first generation ended in production in 2002.

2003-2008: Newer, Safer, Better

In 2003, the Subaru Forester second generation was launched and had significant improvements from the previous model. It came with perforated rails, a hydro-formed front sub-frame, and an aluminum hood. The XT debuted in 2003 too, which was a turbocharged Forester. The second generation model was also safer and was awarded a 4-Star NCAP safety rating, which was later increased to 5 stars. The XT model was rewarded the International Engine of the Year. It also came with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with a timing belt made of cord and rubber. However, the model ended in production in 2008.

2008-present: Modern and Magnificent

Back in 2007, the carmaker revealed that it was going to manufacture a 2008 Subaru Forester model. The American version of the SUV was launched at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It is now built with frameless side windows that were used back on old Subaru models in the 1970s. It’s taller, better, and has a better design than the previous generations. The current model has remarkable interior space and cargo capacity for a compact SUV. As for power, a five-speed manual was standard, whereas a four-speed auto became optional, depending on the driver. With comfortable interior and a lot of available equipment that makes the SUV convenient to drive, the Subaru Forester shall forever impress the potential market in the years to come.

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