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The great thing about the subies is that on the newer cars, 90% of the stuff is overlapping with at least 1 if not 2 other models. So parts are easy to interchange.
Can anyone explain why the same model-year would have 2 different antenna locaitons?
Are there other less-visible differences with the 2006 model-year?
The whip antenna above drivers-door is on model with normally-asperated engine.
The stubby rubber antenna center/rear of the roof signifies turbocharged engine.
I am sad to say that they are not well suited for winter-weather use. It is all too easy to bump them while using the snowbrush to clean off the windsheild. The plastic "endcaps" tend to break off... then the entire blade becomes unstable and may come out of the housing. (my wife and I have been using a snowbrush for over 25 years so I know it was not the fault of our snowbrush-skills - LOL)
Unfortunately, they all busted as I described above, they dont wipe any 'better' than standard blades and dont last any longer either. I have decided that my money is better spent elsewhere until they perfect the new-fangled "beam blades".
The new Forester comes with them as standard. Ours work well (OE wiper blades are often better than aftermarket I've found). :shades:
I used Trico Neoform (which is a beam blade) on my minivan and on my Escort, and both have proven to be durable in winter conditions. I tend to use those now just because they are less hassle than a seasonal blade. Winter blades work fine year-round, but their sheathing takes a heavy toll from summer sun and then they tend to be more brittle and tear the following winter.
What model do you have? I have a Limited, same model from the auto show.
As far as the Winter Blades...yeah...the sun and heat do more damage to wipers than actually using them a lot. Ultraviolet + Heat = Stiff, Non-Resilliant Rubber/Plastic = Go Get Yourself Some New Wipers!! LOL
Anyone know of a source other than the dealer?