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View Poll Results: How bad are the 2014-15 Forester seats?

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  • My Butt hurts the seats are so bad

    2 22.22%
  • Seats are tolerable but still below averge on long trips

    2 22.22%
  • Meh, seats are average

    4 44.44%
  • Seats are better than average

    1 11.11%
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeggous View Post
    Ha. What a ringing endorsement!
    i guess you could take it that way, we actually want a 17

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    Are you aware that there is a class action lawsuit regarding the oil burning situation. These cars are burning oil. You need to add oil at 1500 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catskillman View Post
    Are you aware that there is a class action lawsuit regarding the oil burning situation. These cars are burning oil. You need to add oil at 1500 miles.
    I use synthetic oil in mine & I'd say at about 4,000 miles it would take a quart. Not much different than most engines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steamboat1 View Post
    I use synthetic oil in mine & I'd say at about 4,000 miles it would take a quart. Not much different than most engines.
    That's bullshit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeggous View Post
    I have 104,000 miles on my car & have owned it since new. I think I know how much oil my car burns.

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    We are driving 3 Subis now and have owned 2 others. Oil burning and topping off oil has never been an issue.
    Subis do get leaky head gaskets that usually need replacement after 100,000 miles or so. Not a cheap repair but I have never replaced more than one on any of the Subis I've owned.

    All have (gotten) over 200,000 miles and my 04 Outback had over 350,000; it would still be running if it had not been rear ended and totaled stopped at a school crossing. Seats were fine too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steamboat1 View Post
    I have 104,000 miles on my car & have owned it since new. I think I know how much oil my car burns.
    I don't doubt that you burn that much. My comment was more in reply to:
    Not much different than most engines.
    It's not normal for an engine to burn oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeggous View Post
    It's not normal for an engine to burn oil.
    Oil wears out; "burning" oil may reflect a maintenance issue more so than mechanical.

    An engine that "smokes" oil is truly burning oil and that is due to a mechanical issue. Or oil was spilled on the engine block/exhaust when replaced.

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    My 2013 Crosstrek has $60K miles on it. I've owned it since new. Occasionally and randomly it goes from completely full oil to almost empty oil instantly. I have to always carry oil just in case. The dealer shrugs.

    My Mom's 2014 Impreza has $30K on it. She's owned it since new. Starting at brand new, it was frequently losing all of its oil instantaneously. She had it back to the dealer at least a dozen times for "seal and gasket" repairs. Eventually they replaced the engine.

    My Wife's 2015 Forester doesn't seem to have any oil issues.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannonball View Post
    My 2013 Crosstrek has $60K miles on it. I've owned it since new. Occasionally and randomly it goes from completely full oil to almost empty oil instantly. I have to always carry oil just in case. The dealer shrugs.

    My Mom's 2014 Impreza has $30K on it. She's owned it since new. Starting at brand new, it was frequently losing all of its oil instantaneously. She had it back to the dealer at least a dozen times for "seal and gasket" repairs. Eventually they replaced the engine.

    My Wife's 2015 Forester doesn't seem to have any oil issues.
    How could an issue like this go on so long without being fixed? It blows my mind. At least in the case of BMW and Audi I can see some handwaving answer about a compromise with performance. Those German cars are known to be maintenance nightmares and buyers seem to accept that. But Subaru? This surprises me, but it seems to be the case.
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