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Rattle solution
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By Dr.Trout
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2010 Subaru Forester SUV 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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 SUV 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!!


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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


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the rattlemobile
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By canuck
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2010 Subaru Forester SUV 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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the good - looks decent, good rear storage, lots of room for kids in back seat, decent towing capacity the bad - noisy engine, uncomfortable seats front, poor drink holders, well hidden heated seat controllers, stupid blue light over rear mirror, small controls for stereo and cruise. the ugly - the stereo is poor, but above all .... it RATTLES ! various cheap plastic components rattle under all conditions, the ceiling, the doors, the dash, the windows, the trunk, front heat deflector.


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Second Subie
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By Gryjmcgrath
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2010 Subaru Forester SUV 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I had a 2005 Forester and the head gasket blew last year at 167,000. Bought a cheap Jeep before X- mas and decided on another Forester this year. Rides like a go-cart and and gets great gas mileage. The awd is a necessity up North. The ability to press a button and lock em in is a great improvement. This rig is easy to park and will go most anywhere in any weather. Missed my old one...glad I got this one.


Best Features

The button that locks em in.


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Drives like a car, roomy like an SUV
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By Gregg
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2010 Subaru Forester SUV 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I would best describe the Forester as a "nice" automobile. It does everything well, but nothing outstanding (which is not a knock on it). It seats five, pulls a small trailer, can handle dirt roads and snow, usable large storage area, good visibility, good highway manners, etc. A very solid vehicle.


Best Features

AWD system is worry-free. Nice, simple exterior look. Functional interior. Good combined mileage (24.5-26.5 MPG).


Worst Features

Stereo is underpowered. Speaker rattle from passenger door. Should raise the passenger side seat.


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