2011 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: WARNING!!! Make sure to check
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2011 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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WARNING!!! Make sure to check your Oil!!!
By looney3 on

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2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

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If you own a 2011 or newer Forester with the new engine requiring synthetic oil, Check/add oil frequently! Mine requires 1 qt added every 1800 miles on average. I read an account of another 2011 Forester owner who went just over 10,000 miles without checking or changing the oil, and the engine ran out of oil, seized and was destroyed. You will need to add 3-4 qts in between oil changes. Engine rattles loudly at startup for a few seconds. Subaru needs to fix the problem of oil use. Most people are not diligent about checking and topping up their oil. There will be many unhappy owners.

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Fix the problem with the engine using so much Oil. This is unacceptable, especially with the oil costing so much money per quart.
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By jamespa
on 02/05/15 23:23 PM (PST)

I have this year and it uses one quart for 1500 miles and it has 30000 miles on it - but I really like this car - another type of suv is much more money for what you get-

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