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Old 12-10-2007, 01:04 PM   #1
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Default What is that thing on the 2009 Forester hood?

I cant figure out what it is. On the left Fender?

1. Mirror?
2. Parking Assist?
3. 3rd Blinker?

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Old 12-10-2007, 01:08 PM   #2
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:15 PM   #3
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Yup, mirror




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Old 12-10-2007, 01:16 PM   #4
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excuse my ignorance, mirror for what?
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:22 PM   #5
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excuse my ignorance, mirror for what?
It would probably be used to see around the car. That side would be the passenger side in Japan. It would come in handy with a long car like that.
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:24 PM   #6
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:28 PM   #7
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thanx everyone,

like the sti behind the forester in first pic of previous post!
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:31 PM   #8
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its a law in japan (i think) that all cars must have that "fender mount" mirror
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:38 PM   #9
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yup, if you've never seen them before, look back at older pics of a lot of cars in japan. very popular to have both your mirrors up on the fender in the 60's n 70's designs.
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:41 PM   #10
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its a law in japan (i think) that all cars must have that "fender mount" mirror
hmm, are you sure? cause i dont see it on any of the other cuv of other manufacturers japan websites.
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Old 12-10-2007, 02:05 PM   #11
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wow they uh did um a great job on the new forester........
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Old 12-10-2007, 02:10 PM   #12
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some Toyota/Honda influence there. Looks like a rav4/highlander/pilotish
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Old 12-10-2007, 02:40 PM   #13
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At least one can look at the new forester and tell why it is insured as an SUV. lol
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:00 PM   #14
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yup, if you've never seen them before, look back at older pics of a lot of cars in japan. very popular to have both your mirrors up on the fender in the 60's n 70's designs.
yeah, but they didnt have 3 of em. :P
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:27 PM   #15
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that thing is discusting..... not the mirror, the whole thing
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:53 PM   #16
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that thing is disgusting..... not the mirror, the whole thing
Fixed for you.


I wouldn't say disgusting though, just boring. However, boring has helped to sell a LOT of vehicles as there are a lot of people that would prefer to blend in rather than stand out.
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:11 PM   #17
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really looks like an suv vs the one out right now thats more wagon and just label an suv
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:26 PM   #18
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i would drive it
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:28 PM   #19
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that car reminds me of a ford escape.
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Old 12-10-2007, 11:50 PM   #20
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However, boring has helped to sell a LOT of vehicles as there are a lot of people that would prefer to blend in rather than stand out.
Precisely! Sad as it may seem, the vast majority of people out there have no interest in making a statement. They are sheep. How else can you possibly explain the previous generation Taurus. Have you ever driven one of those? It's the most bland, generic, lame car ever invented. I also think the entire lineup of Toyota is the same way. The problem is, actions speek louder than words and Toyota is a worldwide automotive juggernaut breaking sales records every quarter. Sad, so sad.
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:47 AM   #21
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I didn't know they changed the look of the Forester. Wow, it looks awful in comparison to the older style. Byebye fozzy goodness.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:32 PM   #22
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hmm, are you sure? cause i dont see it on any of the other cuv of other manufacturers japan websites.
no im not sure thats why i said i think. i used to work at an automotive supplier designing side view mirrors for chrysler/gm/ford. we did 2 of those fender mount mirrors for japan exports, one for the wrangler and one for the neon. im not so sure its a law, but i know there are strict guidlines and specs regarding visibility and mirrors over in japan...much more strict than that of the US. i think it may depend on the vehicle as to whether a fender mount mirror is needed/required, but i know for a fact that japan was the only market we ever had to do that for. you dont see them on alot of newer vehicles in japan because its cheaper to throw a camera on the car then it is to manufacture a mirror these days.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:48 PM   #23
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Look familiar? 2008 Toyota Highlander.
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:35 PM   #24
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wow so subarus are just going to get uglier and uglier with every new model they produce....niiiiiiiice! I also thought the 08 wrx would grow on me when i saw one on the street, but unfortunately they're still UGLY! oh well i guess you gotta be consistent eh?
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:34 PM   #25
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Precisely! Sad as it may seem, the vast majority of people out there have no interest in making a statement.
Well, if everyone out there was 'making a statement' then we would be the sheep wouldn't we?
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