Car reviews - Subaru - Forester - GT 5-dr wagon
24 Aug 2001
By BRUCE NEWTON
THE Forester GT is available with a choice of transmissions, either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic with three modes - normal, power and winter/hold - and a lock up torque converter. When matched to the auto, the GT's 2.0-litre turbocharged engine pulls 2200rpm at a constant speed of 100km/h. The final drive ratio in the auto is 4.444:1. The manual transmission has the additional feature of Subaru's innovative hill-holder, which prevents the vehicle from rolling backwards when stopped on an incline, provided the clutch remains fully depressed. The dual range transmission that is available on other manual Forester models is not offered on the GT.
Did you know?Subaru is named for a star cluster in the Taurus constellation, in which six of its stars are visible to the naked eye - hence the six stars in the Subaru corporate logo
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