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Sorry for the delay. You likely won't find any place where you can just pull a link and get an online estimate, but I'm sure you'll find good prices at Mastria and a couple others. I think one dealership was Joe something, in the midwest, and there was another that someone mentioned in Arizona. Once you have dealership names, it is a pretty easy task to find them online and call ... Read More
Check out previous discussion in this thread (2010 and 2011 were active years for the board, if I recall correctly). I purchased mine (for a 2010 Forester) from Mastria Subaru in Massachusetts (I live in Alaska). I was quoted a little under $1,500, but paid an even $1,500 since I was paying with Subaru Bucks. I think $2,700 is the full MSRP, so shoot for more on the order of 50-60% ... Read More
Just bought a Forester Touring with Eyesight, keyless access (Package 30), Mirror Package #2 and Protection Package #2. MSRP including destination was $34,262. Purchase price was $30,640 plus $250 doc fee. I used a quote from out of town dealer as leverage. Just didn't tell then that the dealer was 1,200 miles away. We had a 2010 Forester for trade-in but tried to keep the trade-in pricing separate from the 2014 ... Read More
I bought my first Subaru in July 2012. It is a 2012 Forester Premium 5-speed manual. In the 15K miles I've driven so far, I've generally been happy with the vehicle due to the great traction in snow and fuel mileage higher than advertised. It gets 31 - 32 MPG on long trips and 28 MPG on my suburban commute. One thing I've been less than thrilled about is oil consumption. ... Read More
The ride in our 2010 Forester XT was much better than our 2014 XT. The extra sportiness added was not necessary at all. However, the interior noise level on the 2014 is amazingly less: I can't believe I'm driving a Subaru. The contrast between noise and ride is extreme. Up market pretensions with gadgets and lavish accessories won't be successful unless the ride is improved....and that means softened. The performance-at-a-price advantage ... Read More
Remember I traded a previous turbo Forester for the new one. Economy was not my objective particularly with either one! However the 2014 seems to get about 25% better mpg than the 2010 and with far less noise and vibration. For CAFE reasons, that is important for Subaru if not for you and me. I see the XT as a lower insurance rate WRX wagon with better outward vision. The only ... Read More
I stopped by the dealer last night on the way home and took a 2014 Premium manual transmission model for a test drive. The dealer let me go alone, and I took a rural route that covered about 12 miles, about half twisty and hilly with patchy roads and about half freeway. By way of background, I normally drive a 2007 Impreza 2.5i manual, and my daughter has a 2010 base ... Read More
All I can say about the exterior is.... YUCK!!!! I wasn't impressed when looking at the photos online, but I could have lived the rest of my life with the misguided illusion I formed from looking at them as compared to seeing the real thing (and having that blissful ignorance torn away). I'm so glad I have a 2010, and definitely NOT replacing it with a 2014-18(?) model. I'm not sure ... Read More
Well, the nice thing about the manual is that you don't suffer the towing penalty of the CVT, plus resale isn't an issue unless you try to turn around and sell it soon after purchase. I like having the moonroof on my X Premium (2010), but then it isn't a normal moonroof. I don't like the skinny little useless things on most vehicles; thankfully, the Forester has a massive glass sheet ... Read More
Styling (outgoing model is better looking) and reduced towing (1500 vs 2400) are minuses That reduced towing rating suggests a smaller margin in the new transmission design. With less than 10,000 miles on my 2010 XT, I certainly will wait to see how well that new trans holds up on the turbo. The new window by the mirror on the driver's side is useful on tight left turns into narrow one-ways, ... Read More
My 2010 Forester has sluggish acceleration also. Once I went to pass on a highway and I thought I was going to be struck by the car behind me. As I accelerated, my car revved up to 5!! & basically was not moving! I hate the transmission in the Forester. Anytime I pull out on a highway, the car barely moves and again, revs up to 5! Dealer was not helpful; ... Read More
If it has relatiively new tires and brakes, I'd consider performing the required maintenance/repairs. However, I would shop around and see if you could get a better deal from an independent garage as opposed to the dealership. Also, if you have basic mechanical ability, you can purchase a great battery from Costco for $59.99 and install it yourself in a few minutes and save a close to a hundred bucks in ... Read More
The Subaru was bought specifically for this job. The caravan is a two wheeler and was only used four times per year for journeys of less than 200 miles. Weight 1145kg. Just for information here is my letter to Subaru M.D. 15/9/2012. I await a response. Thanks for your interest. Re: [Edmunds.com Forums] New message in 2009 Subaru Forester VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL This album has 7 photos and will ... Read More
I've never heard a chirp in mine. I have a 2010 Forester.
I have a 2011 Forester premium. I bought it new almost a year ago and it now has 4,000 miles. The middle seam on the back of the driver's seat is fraying! There are loose threads which are getting worse with each use. I think the cloth seat material and workmanship is inferior and totally unacceptable! I have also noticed that the light gray material stains easily and does not clean ... Read More
"... The dealer tells me that as of the 2011 models the engine design has changed. But I heard all this before, when I purchased the 2003 Forester new. ..." There was no engine change in 2003. The EJ belt-driven SOHC engine was used in naturally aspirated Foresters essentially unchanged from 1999 to 2010. But it is true that in 2011 naturally aspirated Foresters were given the new FB chain-driven DOHC ... Read More
Last Friday night returning from dinner Subaru 2010 Forester powered down again (after getting it back three weeks earlier) check engine light on again. Took to Romain on Sat. morning again. (we told them check engine light the night before was flashing and they said that was worse than steady "check engine" light, possilby fatal error). They gave me another Outback loaner. Call from dealer today said the catalytic converter was ... Read More
i have a 2010 Subaru Forester top of the line. I bought it because of the high rating. I drive a lot for my job. I bought it in Dec. 2009. In Dec. 2011 it started "bogging down" at stops. I called and could not get in until 1/5/12 and Romain Dealership in Evansville IN said nothing was wrong because they could not replicat the problem. Then on 2/6/2012 we drove ... Read More
The amount you pumped sounds about right. If you let it get to 1/8 of a tank, the low fuel light should come on, and at that point you'd likely pump close to 14.0 gallons. If you were under a quarter but no light yet, 12.3 is about right. I find that the gauge drops quicker over the first half tank than second. In other words, if you fill up when ... Read More
Sounds like the torque converter, which is in the front flared end of the transmission, to the right of the differential dipstick in this photo: http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f280/vintagefortytwo/Forester/Forester4EATTran- s.jpg
I have exactly the same problem: 2010 forester with automatic transmission engine light on+dynamics control light on+blink cruise control light send to dealer several times, they can't find any code related to this problem, recently it gets worse, one time when I stopped at red light, many lights are on and after turn green, the car just didn't move at all, so I have to restart the car to make it ... Read More
"... One failure is uncommon, 2 rare, but 4? Unheard of..." He said... "I currently own a 2010 subaru forester and going on engine #2... The vehicle has 38000 km total and on 3rd engine... before this it was a 2008 wrx and again went through 2 engines." It is not clear, but I think there is a Forester which is requiring a 3rd engine, and there was a WRX that ... Read More
You say "… 2010 subaru forester and going on engine #2… The vehicle has 38000 km total and on 3rd engine… the engine currently only has 10,000 km on it…" Are you saying that engine #2 is in the car now, with only 6,000 miles since it was installed, and that now the car needs a 3rd engine at 24,000 miles? Three engines needed in 24,000 miles? The dealership is proceeding ... Read More
I currently own a 2010 subaru forester and going on engine #2, before this it was a 2008 wrx and again went through 2 engines. I am at a road block as subaru canada and the local subaru dealership are of no help. Basically they are trying to find us at fault, the vehicle has all maintenace records and well taken care of. Subaru has us signing waivers and told us ... Read More
I agree with most of what you say. Seems pretty dumb to discontinue the only remaining affordable AWD wagon. I personally have an '02 OB, but was considering getting a Legacy wagon as a replacement. Well, you know the rest of that story. I don't care for the new OB (Mom has a 2011), but want a CVT vs. a 4-spd AT. No CVT in the Forester leaves it off my ... Read More
I have a 5900 mileage 2010 Subaru Forester base edition. I am a college student so I dirve my car once per week. On the first time I drive my car every week, the "check coolant level" light would come on. After that first time driving, the light disappears. And the problem persists every week on the first time I drive the car. Other than that, no further problems on the ... Read More
Hi, I have a 2010 Forester Premium that we bought in 09' as a lease deal. The dealer cut off 15k miles and gave us a 30k mile lease instead of 45k. We did not realize the mistake until too late. We are coming up on our 30k (currently 27k and change) and considering Subaru's 1.9 financing that is available until the end of this month and a local dealer offering ... Read More
"I just received a recall notice for Subaru to reprogram the emissions control module... Do you know why they are doing this? It doesn't say much in the letter." My letter says: "... This software update is intended to improve vehicle emissions when the vehicle is operated in cold weather and the engine is turned off and restarted within short periods of time such as in several minute intervals." In other ... Read More
Hi, I just received a recall notice for Subaru to reprogram the emissions control module. I'm wondering if you guys are aware of it and if there are any negative repercussions, such as mileage, performance? Or if there are any positive repercussions? Do you know why they are doing this? It doesn't say much in the letter. Thx
WOW that is a new car practically, my car 2010 subaru forester had a problem and blew hot air at the beginning of the summer - I took it to the dealer and they said they found a leak and replaced the evaporator? Whatever it was, they needed to wait for a part to fix it. It works great now but after hearing your story I am waiting to see what ... Read More
"My independant shop said Subaru recommends fluid changes at 15K under Severe conditions. I live in Western New York (Buffalo). The shop said just this area s considered severe because of all the moisture. Changed brake fluid, transmission and differentials. Does that sound reasonable or did I pay for service not really needed." I think that level of service was not all needed at 15,000 miles. It is not on the ... Read More
My independant shop said Subaru recommends fluid changes at 15K under Severe conditions. I live in Western New York (Buffalo). The shop said just this area s considered severe because of all the moisture. Does that sound reasonable or did I pay for service not really needed. I don't tow or off road but it does get frequent short trips.
Before I bought mine (2010 Forester XT) I also had Honda CRV and Toyota Rav-4 on my short list. But I could not compare apples with apples because local dealers did not have 4-wheel drive CRVs or Rav-4s - that is what I wanted for my frequent trips to the Rockies and Sierras in winter. This is my second Forester and I went with proven technology and past experience and retention ... Read More
I can't compare to a CR-V because I have no experience with one. My wife and I really enjoy our Forester, though (2010). It is extremely versatile and, so far, fully reliable. Given the choice, I would buy it again in a heartbeat.
I have a 2010 Subaru Forester with automatic transmission with 20,000 miles on it. Recently we were in slow freeway traffic for about an hour and a half and the transmission started to clunk alarmingly. Soon after this the AT oil temp warning light came on with a check engine light. We got off the expressway and put it in neutral and after the lights went off we proceeded to where ... Read More
Hi, I bought a 2010 subaru forester in January 2010 and I went to start my AC on those hot muggy days last week and nothing. I had used it a couple of weeks ago or maybe a month now and it seemed to work fine but may have been that I was going over 60 and the air was coming in colder. But is anyone else experiencing this on the ... Read More
"Do u mean z 2010 forester owners will experience the head gasket failure? And does the way of driving will affect this?" The way of driving has no effect. The 2010 engine is the least likely of all the old EJ engines to have a head gasket leak. It has a redesigned head gasket that only fits that year. The new 2011 FB engine was redesigned to separate the cooling of ... Read More
I would encourage anyone buying a Forester to get the extended warranty if they can afford it. I've had nothing but problems with my 03 since I first bought it. Sorry to hear about your bad experience with your Forester. I personally am on my 5th Subaru and I've never accumulated enough repairs to cover the cost of the extended warranty. Obviously, YMMV. 1989 GL-10 AWD Turbo Wagon 5MT ... bought ... Read More
Most Foresters will NOT have the failure, but a few will if they are like other years using the same engine. Head gasket problems have also been in early years of Toyota Celicas and other makes and models. Toyota fours do not have the problem today; they fixed it. The new Subaru engine has been improved to greatly reduce the probability of such a failure. Volkswagen had head gasket and transmission ... Read More
Do u mean z 2010 forester owners will experience the head gasket failure? And does the way of driving will affect this?
I would encourage anyone buying a Forester to get the extended warranty if they can afford it. I've had nothing but problems with my 03 since I first bought it. I owned a Ford before this Forester, and when it comes time to trade it in, I'm going back. Repair costs for Subaru's seem to be significantly higher compared to American cars. Just my advice to you, if you don't know ... Read More
Are there other benefits to buying a 2010 over the 2011 or visa versa? If you keep the 2010 long enough (80,000-100,000 miles) you might be unlucky enough to experience a head gasket failure that would use part of the price difference. The 2011 is expected to have solved that potential problem; it has several design differences. I bought an XT in 2010 which has a different block from the naturally ... Read More
$7000 is a big difference, I'd buy the used one. The 2011 has a timing chain instead of a belt, but the belt is supposed to be changed every 105k miles and probably will cost you one tenth of your savings. The 2011 also gains 1 mpg, but again, $7 grand buys a lifetime of gas.
I am going to buy a Subaru Forester and am trying to decide between a new 2011 2.5X (one up from base - i.e. w/sunroof) or a slightly used 2010 2.5X (same trim line w/12,000 miles on it). The difference in price here in Canada is $7,000. I understand that the 2011 Forester has a new flat 4 engine. My question is this - Do you think it is worth the ... Read More
I found this forum to be a great source of information when buying my last two Foresters (2010 was totalled by weather). Bought the replacement 2011 this weekend. Here is what I paid. 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium with All Weather Package. MSRP: $26,088 Paid: $23,899 + TTL Emailed dealers in the Illinois, Missouri, and Indiana area. Had best internet quotes from Indiana dealerships near Chicago. Other dealers weren't willing to ... Read More
No, you do not have to use "Subaru" oil, nor do you have to have it serviced at a dealership, but you do have to meet (or exceed) the API standards that are built into the 5w-30 (or listed) rating and stay within the specified change intervals. I use a synthetic 0w-30 on my 2010 Forester.
CPO should cover Bumper to bumper, no? Ask the dealer for a list of what is covered. It costs them a bunch because they have to inspect, recondition, then pay for the warranty, so I'm guessing it's worth about ~$1.5-2k more than a non-CPO.
Hello all, I was currently shopping for a Volvo XC60, but decide to purchase a Subie instead (due to its capable AWD). I found a Certified Pre-Owned 2010 Subaru Forester XT with navigation with 20,400 miles selling for $26,995. I was thinking of offering the dealer $24,000 plus tax and TT&L. Does this sound more than fair for CPO vehicle? Also, what does CPO warranty cover on Subarus? Is CPO warranty ... Read More
My 2010 Subaru Forester was recently totaled. I will soon have my money from the insurance and plan on purchasing a new Forester. I recently went to my dealer and he implied that because of the quake and Tsunami in Japan Subaru's were in short supply and that prices would be going up. Has anyone heard anything about this? I know it affected Subaru and other Japanese car makers, but was ... Read More
I imagine their response would be something akin to "ma'am we have no control over the size and frequency of rocks contacting your windshield." In other words, no, it would do no good (to you), but I still think it is worth bringing it to their attention. I don't think this windshield is any more prone to chipping or pitting, but it is certainly more prone to cracking as a result ... Read More
I found a dealer that was selling a 2010 Forester with 25K on it for more than a comparable equiped 2011 that was NEW!!! I contacted the dealer and was told that the Subarus have such GREAT resale that they frequently sell used Subarus for more than new ones! I decided to stay away from that dealer. Anyone else heard anything like that??
Hi all- So we just bought a 2010 Subaru Forester. Drives well and we think we got a decent price (~$23+change all-in). A couple of issues we had though that we aren't sure about as they came up after the "final" calculation. Any help would be great as we are first time car buyers and Subaru owners: - We are still deciding about the extended warranty. Our car is 2010 w/ ... Read More
1. When talking about pre vs post 2010---I don't know which variation actually refers to the 2010?? (pre or post, or if it applies to my car at all?) I think this is more for the hole drilling that I am concerned. 2009-2011 Foresters are all the same chassis so you should be good. 4. There is discussion about what to do for an AT. I have a MT, is there ... Read More
"On the concern about flat bed towing tie down points: some of the Subaru OEM hitches use the car's tie downs as an attachment point, but then provide small welded ears on the hitch assembly to provide a new set of tie downs right nearby." That was my point, too. Pre-2010, the OEM hitch had a large hole in each cheek or flange, near the attachment points, to replace the tie ... Read More
"... have to get a hitch for my MT 2010 Forester in order to haul some stuff across the country... What are your recommendations? Off brand vs Subaru brand? Is there one I can get that is removable afterwards? Approximate cost? I want to have something safe, but minimize my cost, as this will probably be the only time I use it." The OEM hitch is more expensive and complicated to ... Read More
The new units that attach to the car are hitch receivers, and they come in multiple classes. The Subaru unit is a Class II, which has a 1.25" receiver. Cost-wise, I recommend an aftermarket brand - they are less expensive and more readily available. I put a Curt unit on my 2010 Forester, also with manual transmission. I opted for a Class III receiver, which has a 2" receiver and a ... Read More
What's the tongue weight and gross weight of what you intend to pull? Despite only intending to use it once, I wouldn't skip here, mainly because the proper solution is rather inexpensive. I've put Draw-Tite hitches on a few vehicles, including my '08 Suzuki G-V. Looks like they have a 1.25" and 2" option for the Forester: http://www.drawtite-hitches.com/hitchsearch?year=2010&make=Subaru&model=Forester- I would get the 2" despite the Forester only being rated to tow ... Read More
Hi, All, I'd love to get a recommendation from the group. It looks like I'm going to have to get a hitch for my MT 2010 Forester in order to haul some stuff across the country. Last time I had a hitch put on(long time ago), someone just welded it to the under carriage of my 1986 Subie, so, I am way out of touch. What are your recommendations? Off brand ... Read More
"... VDC-check of some kind seems plausible..." VDC is traction control that senses vehicle direction and uses brake, throttle and engine management to help maintain stability. I don't think Subaru has such a thing a self-checking VDC. Some Subarus have VDC, although not my 2008 X with the 4EAT automatic. VDC is a completely transparent feature as it is not even mentioned in the Owners Manual, much less any self-checking of ... Read More
Just google "ABS self test noise" and you will see that all cars do it, you just can't always hear it. "Are you sure you're not just hearing the ABS self-test? That makes a bit of a clunk, I believe. I've noticed it in every Subaru I've driven." #11 in http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php/clunk-after-sitting-98295.html "I think I've come up with a way to prevent that awful ABS Self-test brake noise to occur. Right after ... Read More
My family moved to southern, Fairfield County, CT (10 miles from NY border) over the summer and we've found driving around this winter to be pretty difficult. Both my 2001 Honda Prelude Type SH & my wife's 2010 Acura TSX are equipped with Michelin Pilot Arctic Alpin snow tires at all 4 corners. They don't seem to plow very well, at least not when I leave for work at 6:30 AM ... Read More
Unless you are getting a readout of the codes that pop up, it is really hard to say. We recently clicked over 22,000 on our 2010 Forester and have yet to get a CEL. Ours has a manual transmission, but I don't know that it would make a difference... ?
Sender email: Black plastic rocker moldings on my 2010 Forester have stains where the, I assume, water drains from the doors and the moonroof. On both sides are three light gray streaks that will not come off. Can anyone recommend a good dressing for the black plastic that is NOT shiney? I hate that super gloss Armor All look. Reply to Sender: I'm have the same problem with my 2010 Forester ... Read More
I took it back this morning and they were doing all their diagnostic checks. An hour later, I took a test-drive with the mechanic and it did the same thing all over again. The current status of the vehicle is that it is an issue with the transmission. They did explain the CEL causing the VDC and Cruise to disable themselves, but they notice that the transmission seems to trigger a ... Read More
I actually just experienced this same issue. I had just gotten my 2011 forester yesterday. I drive up a hill and the Transmission seems to slam out of gear and rev high. Next thing I see is the "AT Oil Temp" Light beginning to blink, followed by a solid "ABS" light. I pull over to the side of the road and shut off the engine. After about 10 minutes I restart ... Read More
"... took the car in to the dealer, I was told that the problem occurred because I must have put some 'bad gas' in and the electrical codes were reset so that the light came off.. (This is impossible because I only use premium gasoline)." Octane should not be confused with bad gas. The naturally aspirated Forester is designed to run on 87 octane and receives no benefit from higher octane. ... Read More
That's the very same thing that happened to my forester and my friends outback. I took it to the dealer It's a 2010. They said it had been hit by something but there's no sign of that. It's started on the driver's side by the inspection sticker and then went all the way across to the passenger side.
Other than her occasional need to belligerently run off from time to time (I think it is the husky in her - she's a racing (Alaska) husky & yellow lab cross), she is a great pup. I can't believe she's ten years old now. The trees are birch (Betula papyrifera), almost exclusively. There are some mature white and black spruce on that plot as well, but not so much in that ... Read More
Would like to share my owner experience after 25,000 miles (2010 Forester X Premium w/All Weather Pkg, Auto trans.): Reliability: Perfect, no problems (1 recall, reprogram computer) Gas Mileage: Avg 24 mpg mixed/26 hwy Other Issues: Had rattles in both driver & passenger doors (common problem apparently), dealer fixed, loose baffles. Had driver seat cushion fabric replaced, fraying/pilling, defect in material. Both done under warranty with no argument from dealer. Performance: ... Read More
Hi cdnj1. Given the fact that Subaru is not currently providing much in the way of cash incentives on the Forester, a selling price of under invoice is a very good deal. Subaru's December buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2010 Forester 2.5X Premium with 12,000 miles per year are .00095 and 54%. The numbers for an otherwise identical lease of a ... Read More
sorry this is in reply to dorset45 Hi try Georgetown Subaru - Reid Ferris, I think they're in CT too, I seem to remember he had good prices too. I almost bought from him but really didn't want to go to Ct. Joepat any luck with the warranties?
I went to Subaru Stamford, it's right off I-95 exit 6. I got in contact with the internet manager using Subaru's website for a quote, here's his email: jdimeglio@SubaruStamford.com (Jonathan) otherwise just go through the website. His price was on point from the beginning, buying a 2010 and last week of month may have helped. Also note that the doc fee was 299 and that may vary by dealer and state ... Read More
Hi joepat711 just noticed your post...where did you purchase your new Forester? I'm in Vt. and can't seem to find a dealer that will budge much on price..A trip to Ct. might be fun.
Probably because I was keeping her so busy with email questions. I also got the Gold Plan. For people that are curious, Subaru spells out these plans here. http://www.subaru.com/finance-center/added-security-plans.html
thanks, that's who I was trying to get in touch with back In August and we just kept missing each other. I will try again for the maintenance plan - agree the prices are good if you go to dealer for those repairs - 15K and 45K are $389 and 30K and 60K are $629 - so add 15, 30 are $1018 alone. I get every other oil change free so ... Read More
The service (maintenance plan) covers the Subaru recommended services. For example, the 3/36 (every 7,500) plan covers the 7,500, 15K, 22.5 and 30K services. I priced the 15K and 30K service and those alone were more than the maintenance plan costs. However, I believe that Subaru overprices their services and I am going to an independent mechanic for about 50% of the cost.
As for the maintenance plan, this one I haven't done yet, but might consider because of the $500 cash incentive that my dealer (Matt Slap Subaru in DE) told me about (towards a future Subaru). Matt Slap Subaru's pricing for the 7,500 interval (after tax) in September was Subaru Maintenance Plan 7,500 interval 3/36,000 = $720 3/45,000 = $880 Ask for Nicole and tell her Craig referred you.
Best price for extended warranties I have found is Matt Slap Subaru in Delaware. If you call and ask for Nicole Pagano (tell her Craig referred you), they will give near their cost (since they do high volume). I got a 6/80K for $810 after tax (no tax in DE).
baires60, If you don't mind sharing where you got your extended warranty you'd save me a few phone calls......... my email is firstname.lastname@example.org thanks.
yes that's what I thought that maintenance plan covers more than oil changes, that is why I will need to call the service centers of some of the dealers and see if it's worth starting a new search to get pricing. I would get the 7500K one to save on cost and they are the big ones anyway. also in the past you prepaid for the service intervals now it's onlne ... Read More
The remote starter I have is alittle tricky, to start the car I have to press Lock, Unlock, Lock ( or maybe opp. sequence) to start it, the doors will be locked at this point. I then have to press Unlock to open the door, if I touch the handle before doing this I believe it shuts off, once inside if I touch a pedal, brake or gas it will shut ... Read More
Hi I did some shopping around for the warranty prices and found they vary alot in price. I finally settled on 7/70K with 0 ded for a littl more than $800 + NY tax - Check in new Mexico, NJ, and Missouri. Stay away from Florida since I think he said it was considered insurance so they are not able to lower the price. I went with the 0 ded but ... Read More
Congrats on your purchase! That's almost the exact same deal I got in eastern PA (~1300 under invoice) a few weeks ago on my 2010 2.5x Premium. The day I took delivery (Oct 14) is the day that they got their first shipment of 2011 models and I had a quick look. Nothing to make me regret getting a 2010, but I do envy the new stereo in the 2011. The ... Read More
Just picked up a 2010 Forester Premium 2.5x Automatic with PZEV and All Weather Package. Also had bumper cover and cargo tray, dealer threw in all weather mats and a remote starter which is nice to have with the all weather package so you can heat up the car in the morning from the comfort of your home. I live in CT so this saved me the drive to maryland for ... Read More
Just got off the phone with the subaru customer service, and you are right. The scratches due to outside source are not covered.
http://www.subaru.com/finance-center/warranties-2009.html Depending on why it is not working, it is possible you will have to foot the bill on the power outlet repair. If the cord that was plugged in is faulty, then the car is not to blame on this one. Have you used that cord with anything else? Is there any visible wear/damage on it?
As of July that was the message. It is not at all logical from an engineering standpoint that the 2010 turbo engine requires more frequent oil changes than the exact same engine labeled 2011. I will change the oil in my Forester XT every 3000+ miles whatever the recommendation. Service writers at my local dealer have mentioned the foul condition of the oil drained from all the turbos. I buy my ... Read More
No. For 2011: http://www.cars101.com/subaru/maintenance2.html For 2010 and earlier: http://www.cars101.com/subaru/subaru_maintenance1.html
The new 2011 Subaru Forester offers a host of new and upgraded features compared to the outgoing model. Foremost among these features is a new New engine- 2.5L 4 cylinder boxer engine, now 2498 cc engine (was 2457cc), new chain-drive DOHC double overhead cam (replacing belt drive SOHC), new coolant system for block and head, slighly longer piston stroke, lighter components. Fuel economy 21/27 for both manual and automatic non-turbo 2.5L ... Read More
This was one of the first. The oil filter location is great. We had a price on 2010 limited 24,495 but for 1600.00 more we got much more. HID lights were very important and chain driven engine, no more timing belt to change.The 2011 touring has much more value than 2010.
Hi, I get a different answer to towing a Subaru every time I as k- WHY, what's so hard about this question - so please will a fully qualified Subaru tech clear this up for me? Every dealer I talk to gives me a different answer ! Reason for asking is I am trying to decide what Subaru we can tow behind our RV motor home. 1) Can I tow a ... Read More
Congrats, does that make you the first 2011 owner? Pop the hood and check out the location of the oil filter - brilliant. Cars101 also mentioned it got upgraded interior materials, did you compare to a 2010 and if so, what did you notice was improved?
What about buying it outright. Do Subaru's hold their value? Never had one. Love your insight. Thanks.
Yep, you got that right. Well, I feel that it bodes well for Subaru obviously, and I don't mind paying a little more for a car that seems to do everything right (for me). For everyone else looking for a 2011, I got tired of getting different information from dealers. One dealer told me late this month, another told me December (!). So, I called Subaru directly, and they told me ... Read More
SOA (Subaru of America) does not sell extended warranty directly to consumers.. You have to buy it from anu authorized Subaru dealer and it does not have to be from the dealer, where you bought the car. As indicated earlier on these pages, Mastria Subaru has the best deal (in my opinion). I've got one for 7 years 100 K for my 2010 XT Forester.
I wouldn't wait that long. If it makes the noise every time you run it, there is no reason why they shouldn't fix it. If that dealer is not helpful, I would elevate it to Subaru directly and recount your experience at the dealer. If you have a different dealer within reasonable distance, you could take it there, too.
Imaginary, yes, unfortunately. And you know what... I was having MORE problems. Every time I'd start the car cold (not having been run in over 3 or 4 hours), when the AC unit kicked on it would make a HORRIBLE grinding noise. My partner is a mechanic and said this was not normal and would eventually ruin the compressor. I took it to the dealer, they kept it for 4 days ... Read More
Hello ohmikeyoh. Has this problem been resolved for you? I'm curious because I've test drove one 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 X about 3 weeks ago with the exact same problem. The dealer said he didn't know if it was normal saying "I don't think that's normal." Obviously it isn't but a solution to this problem is something I'm still trying to look for.
I bought my Subaru Forester in June 2010. After 1700 miles, today morning I am facing the same problem as you are...check engine light comes on , vehicle dynamics light comes on and flashing cruise light. I am going in to the service center tomorrow. I am keen to find out if you figured out why these lights are coming..Is this a major problem?
Here you go, aqan. Chase's current lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2010 Forester XT Limited with 10,000 miles per year are .00150 and 58%, respectively. You're right, a number of luxury automakers offer consumers the ability to make multiple security deposits. I've never heard of anyone doing this on a Subaru lease though. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2010 Subaru Forester in WA is: