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Car reviews - Subaru - Forester - GT 5-dr wagon

Suspension

Subaru logo24 Aug 2001

By BRUCE NEWTON

THE Forester GT has independent suspension all around. The front end employs a MacPherson strut system with lower L-arms, coil springs and an anti-roll bar. The rear uses a trailing arm set up with lower transverse links, coil springs and an anti-roll bar. The rear suspension on the GT is also self-levelling, which means it will maintain a constant ride height when loaded to the maximum capacity or when towing. The Forester's 200mm ground clearance means the body sits reasonably high on its suspension, with plenty of space between the top of the wheel arch and the actual wheel. While the clearance is still not high enough for serious off-road adventures, it is high enough to push the car's handling away from being completely car-like on the road.

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The use of four-wheel drive systems was limited to off-road vehicles until Subaru released the Leone 4WD Station Wagon in 1972 - the first mass-produced 4WD variation in any ordinary passenger vehicle series

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