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2000 Subaru Forester C/20 Manual

Specification specific to Subarus with Applied Model SF5C56J and main Option Code BB or GA (see note *)

* Cars built for the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) have an additional “C” or “H” as part of their Option Code, which is sometimes shown on the VIN plate. This is not relevant for this specification page and can be ignored.
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PlatformFirst Generation Subaru Forester
Body Style5-Door SUV
Production CycleRevision CAugust 1999 to December 2000
Model CodeGF-SF5 (JDM cars only for emissions classifications)
SteeringRight-Hand Drive
MarketJapanese Domestic Market (JDM)
Production DatesNovember 1999 to November 2000
Date On SaleJanuary 2000
Chassis List53
Engine Type
ConfigurationFour Cylinder Horizontally Opposed (“Flat Four”)
Cylinder Bore92.0mm
Compression Ratio10.0:1
Fuel TypePetrol
InductionNaturally Aspirated
ValvetrainSingle Overhead Camshaft (SOHC)
Valves164Valves per Cylinder
Peak Power137PSat5,600 rpm
Peak Torque186N·mat3,600rpm
Transmission Type Ratio Graph
TransmissionDual Range 5-Speed Manual (5MT)
DriveFull-time Four Wheel Drive with Viscous Limited-Slip Centre Differential (VCD-F4WD)
Wheel SizeSteel 15×6.0J
Tyre Size205/70R15
Colour Options792Metallic Light Silver (“Arctic Silver”)
9L8Two-tone 792 Arctic Silver Metallic and 89N Storm Grey Opal Metallic
9R1Two-tone 64C Acadia Green Metallic and 89N Storm Grey Opal Metallic
9R4Two-tone 95H Deep Blue Mica and 89N Storm Grey Opal Metallic
Option Codes
ABS Brakes
Air Conditioning
Driver Airbag
Passenger Airbag
Sporty Package
Option Code Notes
Additional Notes
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