The Subaru Forester has been named the carsales.com.au website Car of the Year for 2003 in the SUV Compact Segment.
Forester won the award on the basis of the number of sales enquiries generated by visitors to the website during the year. It was the most popular in its category.
According to website tracking services RedSheriff and Hitwise, carsales.com.au was Australia?s number one automotive website in November/December 2003 and January 2004.
carsales.com.au carries extensive vehicle information including specification photographs special offers and reviews.
Subaru has added a "brilliant new turbocharged variant to its compact off-roader range" in the form of the Forester XT, says a report on a leading automotive website, Go Auto.
Journalist Marton Pettendy reports Forester XT?s engine feels "more like a six cylinder than a turbocharged four?"
"There?s little to no turbo lag in the 2.5, with a stab of the loud pedal greeted with instant urge at almost any revs."
He adds: "Of course, a spin-off from the significant increase in torque is that Forester?s excellent viscous-coupled all-wheel drivetrain, with limited slip differential, now does its job even better."