Join Date: Apr 2008
Car: 2008 Outback 2.5i, 2009 Forrester 2.5 sohc
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Outback compared to Forester, my experience
I have an 08 Outback, and an 09 Forester, both with 2.5 sohc. I bought them 6 months apart. Bought the extended warranty for both.
The Outback has had under the extended warranty:
rocker cover seals
control arm bushings
control arm links
When I look under the hood, the Outback components are made in North America, like alternator, Mitsubishi NA, Made in USA.
Forester, all Japan origin parts.
Is there a connection?, next one I buy I'm going to factor where it was built. Do you think the quality and specs for the components just are not as good as the Japanese made parts?