What a fun car to drive! I thought I wouldn't like anything as much as my Camry wagon, but the AWD is reassuring and a plus to have. Subarus rank up there with Toyotas and Hondas now; standard AWD is added bonus and durable.
Body design, I like the cladding on the base model the more I look at it; comfy, stereo system, AWD, compact yet spacious!
As always, the cupholder placement, improved heating power.
When we brought the car we were
initially happy. After about 5k miles
we noticed a problem with surging. At
10K there was a recall on the parking
rod. At 16K we had an accident as a
result of the surging problem. Struck
vehicles front and back. Complained
but Subaru does not acknowledge the
problem. NHTSA had similiar
complaints. Now we don't want to drive
the car because its not safe. I don't
recommend this car and Subaru of
America does not care about your
Lots of pockets, AWD is great in rain,
Gas mileage poor, rear seats poor,
needs to be a larger wagon. More
driver and passenger leg room. Seats
very reliable. only thing I do not like
is that teh brakes go too low to the
floor, as if they are worn out. Dealer
checked and says they are OK.
Vary good car in the snowstorms that
are common in the pennsylvania pocono
mountains. Not top heavy like most suvs
so less chance of tipping over.
can fit lots of stuff in it without
clock and cup holders are in dumb
places. The clock is up too high and
cup holder could not be in a more
Although I love my Forester, I don't
recommend it to anyone who doesn't
regularly drive more than 20 miles a
day. It's a great car when it starts,
but mine is on it's third battery and
8th or 9th dealer visit because of
dead battery problems. The dealer says
it's because I don't drive enough
(less than 100 miles a week).
So, if you're a commuter, this is a
great little car: safe, comfortable,
If you work from home... If you have a
two-car family... If you live near
your office... If you like to bike to
work instead of always driving... This
probably isn't the best car for you.
Just an all-around comfortable car. I
like all of the little storage nooks.
I like the handle on the inside of the
back gate for those of us who are