Paid $27k, 6mo later I wanted out of this car due to complete lack of power when I would go up into the mountains.
CarMax & Toyota only offered me $19k, so I went to Subaru since they offer a "Guaranteed Trade In Program", however they also only valued the car at $19k.
Unfortunately now I'm stuck in a car that I hate, and I will have to look into renting a more reliable car when I want to go up into the mountains.
Will NEVER make the mistake of buying a Subaru again:-(
driving up the mountains, the engine runs at 3-6 rpm.
jenn_outdoors, your write-up is really not a review.
It is more of a manifesto on purchasing the 'wrong' vehicle.
It sounds as if you needs would have been better served by the Subie Outback with the straight 6.
Next time, do your homework BEFORE buying a vehicle!
Will be curious to find out what vehicle you think is gonna race UP mountains....
To say the Forester has a "complete lack of power" is uh....stupid.
I dont know why you say NO power, i drove my base 2011 Forester up the white mountains in NH and it was a workhorse. Smooth shifting of gears both up and down the slope and registered almost 28 MPG. Maybe you need to press the accelerator gradually or something.
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