2008 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Still a great little car

2008 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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2.5 X Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Still a great little car
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2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 X 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


I have driven my Forester 6500 miles, so it is broken in by now. The gas mileage for an all wheel drive was good from the beginning but now as the weather is warming, I got just under 29 MPG on mixed commuter driving, I have yet to do an all highway drive. I drive into Boston to work, mostly on state route type roads, but I work nights so the traffic is mostly going the other way, at least in the morning. I love this car. Good road visibility, nice sterio system, love the handling, smooth ride eats up the bumps, heated front seats are very comfortable, smoothest shifting manual transmission I've ever driven.I was a little iffy about committing to always having to shift but now have no regret

Best Features

Sun roof, smooth shift and clutch, cornering and handling, eats up the bumps

Worst Features

Driver window should have auto up as well as auto down.back seat is short on leg room
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