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Second Forester is a Charm
By majort on
Vehicle2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
ReviewJust traded my 05 Forester 2.5X auto for a 2012 2.5X Premium and what a great, positive improvement.
The low entry of the 05 was difficult for me but the new one's higher stance, bigger doors and higher (power) seat make entry/exit much easier for this senior driver.
The power seat provides a variety of very comfortable positions.
Love the all weather package; up here in Alaska the heated seats, side mirrors and windshield wipers make 6 months of winter a little easier to take.
I appreciate the framed windows after the 05's frameless mess. Much quieter and tighter feeling all around.
Very happy choice.
Best FeaturesHandles well, little leaning, tight suspension, solid brakes. Quiet for a SUV. Great seats, comfortable; the power drivers seat is excellent. A like the looks of this little SUV, just the right size for me, wife and Scottish Terrier.
Worst FeaturesThe Forester needs an updated auto transmission, either 5 or 6 speed or CVT. The old 4 speed auto is solid but dated and fuel economy could be better. Seems to an awful lot of ditzy warning lights, buttons and functions that intimidate me a little at this point as a new owner.
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