I have always driven a Ford truck or
SUV (F150, F250, Explorer,
Expedition). I was looking for a SAFE
smaller SUV / Wagon / Hatchback that
had AWD/4WD and leather or vinyl
seats. The Forester was the only
vehicle that earned top safety marks.
It is icing on the cake that the
Forester is fun to drive (I find myself
looking for reasons to go for a
drive). I have driven more miles in 2
months I have had the Forester than I
normally drove in 6 months.
Turbo engine, sun roof, AWD.
Move the seat heater buttons off of the
console. They are too easily turned on
by accident (dogs, children, adults
accidently bumping them)
Well, the vehicle is great it feels
very stable when you drive, it
responds quickly, the brakes respond
well, the manueverability is very
In terms of snowy weather, you have to
try to spin out or fishtail, it will
spin out and/or fishtail but you
really have to push it.
My mother drives a Mercedes ML500 2004
and when she stepped in my car she
loved the feeling of it and she felt
safe in the car.
I have the lowest model, but i believe
the highest model is quite a car,
leather interior and the dealership
said the top of the line Forrester
beats the Impreza WRX in the quarter
mile or was it the STI (for some
reason i doubt the claim).
four wheel drive, the comfort inside,
and the manuevering capabilities, also
the cargo space is spacious enough for
The interior and the doors are rather
cheap, i'd say increase the price a
little bit and make the interior and
the structure of the car a bit more
stable. Also a good armrest would be