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World Rallye Blue Turbo
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By Subie Driver
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2007 Subaru Forester Wagon Sports 2.5 XT 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)


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Responsive engine. Excellent passing power in the mountains. So much torque that it normally doesn't have to shift down to pass. Large moonroof (twice the size of a normal one). Great ground clearance for rough roads and snow. VDC (stability control) came on this model and provides extra measure of security. We live where there is lots of inclement weather. Versatile interior with lots of head room.


Favorite Features

Engine performance. Stability in bad weather and windy conditions. All Wheel Drive is better than system on Honda Pilot. Easy to drive. Great visibility. Unique body doesn't look like every other generic, mainstream SUV.


Suggested Improvements

Better OEM tires.


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Not good gas mileage
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By Delree todd
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2007 Subaru Forester Wagon 2.5 X L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought this car in July of 2007 and the combined city/road gas mileage was 24 mph. As of about 8000 miles, when it was supposed to be broken in and getting better gas mileage, it dropped to 17mph. I have had it checked and talked to the guys at the dealer only to be given a ton of excuses and suggestions. Like, use Premium gas, only use top of the line stations, mix the regular/premium gas and they couldn't come up with anything wrong with the car after checking the engine. Not only that, make sure you know the dealer service and don't let them over fill the oil. Mine was way over the fill line. Not happy with the SUB. Terrible carpeting and they won't replace it.


Favorite Features

The storage in the dash.


Suggested Improvements

Make sure your people know that white plastic is used and sprayed black on the dash. I had to have it resprayed and it is chipping again. Seats uncomfortable. Don't like any of the accelerators in the newer cars. Redesign center console.


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Tired of squeeky brakes
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Greg
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2007 Subaru Forester Wagon 2.5 X 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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This is our first Subaru and we have enjoyed the car so far. The car sticks to the road in rainy conditions, just as other Subaru owners told us. This is a definite plus. We are currently getting 29 mpg on the highway. We have a self imposed speed limit of 62-63 on interstate. which is why the mpg increased from 26 at 70-75 mph on trips.The major problem we have is with the rear drum brakes. They have squeeked for many months. The dealer states that this is an ongoing problem with the Forester, and Subaru has not found a remedy. We are thinking of trading up to one with disk brakes. I recommend to everyone thinking of buying a Forester. Add rear disk brakes to your requirement.


Favorite Features

The AWD feature has kept us confidently safe in terrible weather conditions.


Suggested Improvements

Rear disk brakes on all Foresters, not just the the select few models.


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Dependable But Boring
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By Tom
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2007 Subaru Forester Wagon 2.5 X Premium Package 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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This is my first Subaru, coming after a Volvo 740 wagon. It was a sensible, practical, safe, and affordable option as compared to the Honda CRV and Toyota RAV4. No mechanical problems thus far with the vehicle. The front seats are very uncomfortable for long distances due to the lack of thigh and lumbar support and passenger seat does not push back far enough. The engine is simply underpowered when merging onto the highway and even more so when the car is fully loaded. The backseat leg room is poor. Plenty of cargo space. The fulltime AWD reduces the gas mileage to around 20-22 mpg in mixed driving, but the drivetrain does inspire confidence in wet conditions.


Favorite Features

AWD at all speeds, unlike Honda and Toyota only at low speeds. No problems whatsoever in the first year.


Suggested Improvements

Include an interior front overhead light to read a map at night; improve the center armrest. The front passenger leg room is really cramped - make the front seat move further back.


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Mixed Feelings
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By RPR
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2007 Subaru Forester Wagon 2.5 X 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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My first Subaru and a pretty decent car overall, but some shortcomings. Brakes had to be adjusted for shuddering after purchase & now squeal at 12000 mi. Engine makes a variety of strange noises I have never heard in another vehicle. "Normal" says the dealer. A/T is sometimes rough; the dealer has advised me of a service bulletin which will hopefully cure the problem. Road noise is pronounced.


Favorite Features

Good ride, excellent handling, turns on a dime. 4 cyl is plenty peppy. AWD drive is a benefit even here in FL. Gas mileage is a real pleasant surprise-26.5 mpg in mixed driving. Simple guage and control layout is most appreciated. Manual driver seat is unexpectedly comfortable.


Suggested Improvements

Interior storage is not as good as it first appears-needs more cubbies and pockets. There is only one rear coat hook over the driver side rear door on the base X, which precludes hanging a clothes bar. Need to improve initial mechanical build quality & install disc brakes all around. Soundproofing.


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