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1998–1999 Subaru Forester C/20 Manual

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PlatformFirst Generation Subaru Forester
Body Style5-Door SUV
Production CycleRevision BApril 1998 to November 1999
Model CodeGF-SF5 (JDM cars only for emissions classifications)
SteeringRight-Hand Drive
MarketJapanese Domestic Market (JDM)
Production DatesSeptember 1998 to November 1999
Date On SaleAugust 1998
Chassis List134
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 Options6W2Two-tone 64C Acadia Green Metallic and 49B Slate Grey Metallic
6W3Two-tone 52D Royal Blue Mica and 49B Slate Grey Metallic
792Metallic Light Silver (“Arctic Silver”)
8J2Two-tone 792 Arctic Silver Metallic and 49B Slate Grey Metallic
Option Codes
ABS Brakes
Air Conditioning
Driver Airbag
Passenger Airbag
Side Airbag
Sporty Package
Option Code Notes
Additional Notes
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