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Old 01-14-2012, 10:53 PM   #1
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2009 Subaru Foerster XT with sport shift

Ones anyone know if I can tow my 09 forester xt with sportshit on all 4s or do I need to do anything extra I can't get a strait answer out of the dealer or Subaru no luck online either some say yes other no I am lost any ideas or suggestions?
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:28 AM   #2
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We've always used the Motorhome Tow Dinghy Guide from Motorhome magazine as a litmus test. According to their list, in 09 the only towable Subaru's were the manual versions of the Impreza, Legacy, and Outback.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:00 AM   #3
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I wouldn't think you could even dolly this one.
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:08 PM   #4
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Hey Nick,
You might want to correct the spelling of "sportshift" in your first sentence.

Or was omitting the 'f' on purpose?
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If you have a manual tranny, you can tow it. If not,you need a trailer because it can NOT be towed 4 down. By the way. I've owned 17 Subarus.
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Oh Yes, I am Sorry about that. how does one make a edit or correction on their post in this forum cannot find edit
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Ask your question on SubaruForester.org. You should get more information than you want and a link or 2 to the official Subaru answers.
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If the "Sport Shift" is an automatic transmission, then with the 4WD drivetrain you would have to trailer the car. And don't worry about the typo.
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A friend had a Legacy Outback before they got their MH. he contacted Subaru Customer Support and asked about towing. The reply he got was that no Subaru models, except the old "eggplant with warts" 360, could be towed either four down or on a dolly.

I would have thought that, with a driveshaft disconnect on the shaft to the rear wheels, dolly towing would have been OK, but he never asked and traded the Outback for a Suzuki Grand Vitara.
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I have a 2009 Forester with a manual transmission. It can be toad 4 down.

You need a manual transmission.
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