2015 Forester 2i limited CVT performance in snow/ice

Asked by Sep 21, 2015 at 02:37 PM about the 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited

Question type: General

I'm considering a 2016 Forester 2i limited. I am concerned how the CVT performance is on snow & ice. Minnesota can be brutal at times.

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Should be fine

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DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES,

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Um joemom, I don't think you made yourself clear. *wink*

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DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, I agree! Oil consumption issues are bad.

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I lived in Wyoming for a while (in winter, but only 5 weeks) in 2013 and and guarantee you Wyoming can compete on the brutality of the cold and road conditions. The WY-DOT does as well as they can but when it's 40° below they may as well use a Zamboni on the roads. At least you can use chains or studded tires (legal in WY) but we got off topic. Personally I would never own a CVT. Not yet. The concept is great, the so-far designs suck. Those guys are ignorant. BUY A FORESTER BUY A FORESTER Don't worry, just buy a crate of 48 quarts of oil and carry with you and every time you stop add one. Of course check dip-stick first, you may only need a half-quart if all you drove was to the grocery 4 block away. Now, as for the CVT they have not been successful in Toyotas. Lots of complaints and outright failures. For example I considered buying a 2015 Camry and with the V6 was a dog to get going, but at about 25 -30 mph took off like a rocket. That is my personal take on a CVT

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I agree with FordNut, I am not ready to buy anything that has a CVT yet. Also don't buy any Subaru until they get their oil consumption issues solved and they take the blame and offer repairs. DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES, DO NOT BUY A FORESTER, THEY ARE HAVING OIL ISSUES

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As far as CVT's go Subaru's are good ones. The transmission has nothing to do with traction on ice but all wheel drive does.

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