2010 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Rattle solution
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2010 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

2010 Subaru Forester

Average Consumer Rating

156 Total Reviews

2.5X 4dr SUV (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Rattle solution
By Dr.Trout on

Vehicle

2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

Review

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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