2009 Subaru Forester 2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 4-speed Automatic w/VDC, Nav Consumer Review - So far so good
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2009 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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2.5X L.L. Bean Edition 4dr SUV (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 4-speed Automatic w/VDC, Nav)

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So far so good
By magman117 on

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2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X L.L.Bean Edition 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC, Nav (2.5L 4cyl 4A)

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I bought the 2009 LL Bean w/nav to replace my 2004 XS premium. The 2009 is much quieter at highway speeds and the seats are more comfortable. I have only put 100 miles on the 09, but I did put 83,000 on the 04 (yeah I know, still new for a Subaru). Some pluses over the 04 are rear seat legroom, power driver seat, navigation, auto stick, VDC, side airbags, good looks, although I liked my ugly/unique 04. One problem, I can't understand why there is still only a 4 speed automatic. The vehicle is quiet enough but the RPMs are still high. I think the vehicle with a 5 or 6 speed would get gas mileage in the 30s. Imagine how many people would buy it. Gas in NY is over $3.45 (regular).

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AWD! You can't stop a Subaru.

Suggested Improvements

5 or 6 speed transmission.
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