2010 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Interior design needs improvem

2010 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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

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Interior design needs improvement
By Franklin Marra on


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


Driver's Seat Too Low! Test drove a manual front seat car but bought a power adjust seat. The seat does NOT go up high enough to see over the hood. In my area you need to look down at the pavement to spot potholes. I sit on a cushion to improve my view. Speedometer Stupid! The speedometer goes up to 150 mph. What are these designers idiots. The distance between 60 and 80 mph is one and a half inches. Which is the difference between getting a speeding ticket or not. Bad Spot For Tripometer. To set the tripometer you have to reach inside the steering wheel to press the reset button. When following Mapquest directions (ex. go 1.5 miles) this gets to be a problem.

Best Features

Excellent in handling turns and curves. Good pick up power. Good stability. Good cruise control. Good handling bumps and uneven roads.

Worst Features

Lower the gear ratio for reverse. Reverse gear feels like second gear, I have to ride the clutch to go slow in reverse. Put a gear indicator on the instrument panel to show which gear you are in. Very unconventional, but my wife and daughter also drive the car. Similar to what an auto trans has.
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By xira
on 03/05/11 17:29 PM (PST)

So true about the speedometer, and they should have a marker for 70 MPH -- it's hard to gauge your speed to avoid tickets in that critical space between 60 and 80.

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