Purchased this 2007 Obsidian Black Pearl Forester Sports XT (5MT) in September 2007. Got an amazing deal from Stamford Subaru on remaining stock since the 2008s were out. We already had an 2004 Java Black Pearl Forester XT (4EAT) for the wife to use, and I had so much fun driving it, I traded in my 2005 Nissan Xterra Off Road (6MT) for the Forester. Well, that and the fact that the rear doors on the Xterra are cut so narrow that it would be hard to get in and out with an infant car seat.
My original plan was to always have an SUV and to get a fun car down the road. The Suby alleviates the need for two cars as its functional and still fun to drive. I didn't realize that the Forester is sold all over the world that there was such a large following and community.
My goal, as with all the other rides I've owned, is to make tasteful and functional mods. No super loud exhausts, ginormous wheels, and flashy bodykits. I'm too old for that. We'll see what we come out with in the months to come.
For now, I hope you enjoy what I create . . .
- 1 - Introduction
- 2 - Exterior
- 3 - Interior
- 4 - Electronics
- 5 - Suspension & Brakes
- 6 - Performance
- 7 - Past Rides