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2010 Subaru Forester

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Definitely Love my Subaru
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By rthomas18
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2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Bought my subaru in May 2010 - put 22,000 miles on it over the past 6 months -- 2500 where I was towing at the maximum capacity. I could not be happier with the performance. The seats could be more comfy, and yes - the cup holders absolutely suck (I was told by a guy in the service department to use a strip of foam-works pretty well). It's a great car at a great price - just wish they offered the leather interior w/the 5-speed!


Suggested Improvements

Offering leather interior w/the 5-speed. Cup Holders that actual hold your cup.


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Rattle solution
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By Dr.Trout
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2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Immediately after purchase, my Forrester performed wonderfully at all speeds on an 1800 mile road trip and with better than advertised mileage. On a dirt road, I got carried away and came face to face with another vehicle on a sharp turn in sand with no way to stop in time. Took a very high bobsled bank on the right in sand and swooned down before my wife's heart had a chance to skip a beat. 2 weeks later a sudden rattle occurred on my way to work. In had put the plates on the night before. The rear one came with only 2 screws. Put 2 more in the bottom holes and presto, no rattle.


Favorite Features

Shifts well, much better than the Xterra, which I also considered. Boundaries of the vehicle are well defined and evident to the driver, so parking is easy. Good mileage.


Suggested Improvements

I would be nice if the arm rest came out a little farther. Slightly darker interior to hide the dirt.


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Rattle trap
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By Dale
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2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Should have know better as my 06 Forester rattled from the day I drove it off the lot. Within a month the 2010 Forrester passenger side door started to rattle and then the drivers side door. Dealer can't find the source. It's now to the point where I feel like I'm driving a popcorn popper. The vehicle gets good mileage, handles well, has great utility and is great in Vermont winters but the rattling takes the fun out of driving it. I'm going to start a "Share the Hate Campaign" on You Tube! I'd look at Honda or Toyota even though a little more costly than the Subaru. I contacted Subaru Corporate and their response was "Contact your dealer." No responsibility. They just build them!!


Favorite Features

Drive-ability, utility, style, mileage and handling in snow.


Suggested Improvements

Fix the annoying rattles and perhaps make the seats a little more comfortable.


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2011 Forester are not representative of the Subaru name
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By nornet
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2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I have had 3 Subarus. The plain old vanilla Legacy sedan was by far the best of the bunch (2008). The Outback Limited (2007) was pretty close behind. The Forester was one of the poorest vehicles I have drive. You can not sit in these seats for more than 2 hours. This problen goes back at least 10 years. My first encounter with a Forester (2000) was in the same quality seats. If you wan't to shuttle around the city than this can be overlooked but for any distance driving look elsewhere.


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Most annoying vehicle ever
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By canuck
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2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

after 6 months, I am wishing I had never bought this 'thing': 1 - very poor stereo 2 - dealer fixed interior rattles with duct tape and foam, I'm serious, ceiling still rattles 3 - very uncomfortable seats 4 - annoying blue interior lights 5 - poor manual gear box 6 - cheap interior, small controls 7 - no decent drink holder 8 - stupid noisy engine 9 - after turning off engine, it ticks for 10 mins when cooling, like a cheap bike, - normal apparently - maybe for subaru 10 - stupid chime when seat belt not engaged 11 - poor paint job that chips easily 12 - overall rough ride 13 - cannot open door with key if alarm activated without setting it off Buy something else


Favorite Features

all the little annoying factors overshadow anything good about this vehicle


Suggested Improvements

fire the guy who designed this thing. I heard that Subaru drivers are loyal to these quirky cars. Maybe they just don't realize that for the money, you don't have to put up with stupidity. Now I'm stuck with it


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