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I have 2010 model, and had the exact same impression. As much as I tried to like the vehicle, series of minor problems started to occur, and have made quite a few trips to the dealer in the 4 years. The latest issues were the doors either don't unlock (neither with keyfobs or with hands from the inside) or shut when it's cold. After all these issues, i truly regret purchasing and keeping this vehicle for such a long time. I am selling it pretty soon, and if you are wondering, I'd reccomend selling it and take a financial loss while it's still new, and save yourself from other issues that will occur.Report it
I have the exact impressions of the Forester, and funny, I too am thinking of trading it in for something more "substantial".Report it
I was going to trade for the Forester until i read more and more owner reports of oil burning motors. Dealers are telling owners that oil consumption is normal. That having to add 1gt. Every 1000 mi. Isn't out of the ordinary and if the computer says nothing is wrong, they won't check into the cause of the oil burning and that owners should check oil level every 500 mi.. I haven't owned an oil burner since my '55 Chevy. My last Chevy by the way.Report it
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