wrote on :
> Is it a manual Forrester with low range? If so, you should be
> fine. The low range is, I think, a 47% reduction in ratio
> which, while not "full 4WD low range", means you at least
> have something in reserve if it gets rough.
I think the reduction is only 20%. The specs say the dual range
reduction ratio is 1.196.
> As far as clearance goes , although it doesn't have the
> elevated ride position of the "soccer Mum" cars (X-trail,
> CRV, Kluger, RAV4 etc) it actually has more ground clearance
> at 200mm - only 25mm less than a Landcruiser.
Really! I always thought it was the lowest. Perhaps that's a myth from
the earlier models. I think they raised it in about 2000, so older
models may be lower.
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