Originally Posted by pocketdrummer
If that's the case, what's the point of having a top mount intercooler? They might as well have a front mount. If the new WRX line doesn't have a scoop, I really hope they go that route.
Knowing Subaru, if you get into a front end collision, they don't want you to have to worry about all of that. Plus there's compromise with body integrity with FMIC, typically. Safety first.
This is my opinion for the Forester's placement, anyways.