wrote a review 8/10 after 1 mth ownership,
gas smell was a mouse who had eaten the gas line!
5/11-leaking from rear shoulder harness after a few days rain.
seal on sunroof pulled loose & drain not connected.
okay until this week - again leaking.
two days in shop and they cannot recreate leak.
my concern is about mold/mildew/rust in future.
thinking about getting rid of it if dealer or Subaru won't do something.
otherwise, I do love the Forester.
great in snow/handles well/has improved to 22-23 MPG, mixed so not too bad. little "rough" til it warms up but after that, is quiet.
seems to hold value in resale - at least at dealer.
know the cup holders are "weird" but I honestly like them!
big enough to accommodate large drink cups... or lots of stuff.
Fog lights - heated seats - sun roof.
accommodated an assembled 4 burner grill after purchasing - was impressed.
uses regular gas- previous car used premium.
hate, hate, hate the head rests!
they slant too far forward.
just cannot find a comfortable position for long no matter how much I adjust the head rest and the seat.
interior materials look/feel cheap.
controls for heated seats could be in better location.
better radio/sound system and positioning of speakers.