Bought this car yesterday, has now 127 miles on it and it started rattling & vibrating already! The ceiling vibrates quite excessively at just 40 mph. The hatch rattles, along with the plastic back panels. Did not do it on the test drive, before purchase. I took it to the dealership today, they said might be the license plate cover- NOT! It keeps getting louder. I take it in again tomorrow. My Malibu with 120,600 miles on it was better, and I want it back! I want out of this deal, worst mistake I ever made. I wish I never would've bought it. Major buyers remorse.
Moonroof is really nice.
Stop the rattles & vibrations! Have the dealerships or Subaru take these cars back from unhappy customers & give them their money and trade ins (if wanted) back!
As a former Honda and Toyota owner, I read the information in Consumer report about the Forester. Along with that review, Edmunds, and the fact one of my son's owns one, I bought our first one. This car rides so much better than our Honda CR-V. This probably will not be our last Subaru.
Visibility, handling, fuel economy for an AWD vehicle, 27.9 on first tank, and a great ride for an SUV.
Perhaps a few more storage places. Honda does have a few more places to store stuff.
So far so good. I test drove the new Outback, not please at all with the drive. The Forester however is easy to maneuver, no major blind spots. Leather is a must, other models w/o leather seem sub-par.
awd, comfort, style, space, moonroof (huge!).
Radio-sound system, road noise, radio- sound system, please add some horsepower to X Models and radio- sound system. Also need to have satellite radio ready, not a $400 add on.
2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
This car is amazing. I picked it because I don't know too many people who drive it, and I feel like a million bucks when I am in it. I used to drive a Saturn L2, so this is quite a difference! I get 26-30 MPG on the highway with this car. It's the perfect size for me, though I could see a family of 4 driving it as well. Everyone I have driven in it loves it, and I like its size--big enough for passive safety, but not as gigantic as some other SUVs out there. Even my dad who is against "foreign cars" (even though it's built here) likes it a lot. No buyer's remorse whatsoever--best first car I could ever get!
Smooth ride! As my friend says, the car is "nifty" because of where plugs are, the rear-view dimmer, etc. ; I picked up quickly on where all the controls are. There are a lot of nice features for the basic model.
The back is a little noisy when going over bumps, but it's something I can live with. Also tinted windows in the standard package would have been nice.
Greatly enjoy this vehicle. The ride is fun - responsive, sure-footed, firm yet comfortable. Enough acceleration - good gas mileage. Very practical for both day to day activities and the 4 trips I've already taken in it.
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