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Weak Windshields
1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By emily
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2007 Subaru Forester 2.5 X 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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Yes, windshield(s). In 2009, after owning the car for two years, driving the car on the highway, there is a crack in the windshield. Replaced the windshield and a year later in August 2010, driving car on the highway and there is a crack again. Had a Toyota Corolla from 1994-2006 and the car hood flew up into the windshield on the highway and there were ZERO cracks on the windshield. What is wrong with Subaru's windshields or window frame? It shouldn't crack so easily against rocks flying around on the highway. It's the highway, there is always going to be loose rocks. Perplexed.


Best Features

AWD, great in the Chicago snow and winters. Visibility through the windows in the car are great. Can see everything.


Worst Features

Needs for leg room in the back and needs more room in the front arm and leg areas, also improve the windshield problem.


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Perforated Rust on a 2+ year old Subi
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Karen
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2007 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Package 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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After doing careful research on the internet and speaking to some Subi owners I decided to buy my first Subi. Everything was going well until I found perforated rust on the rear hatch door and on all the door bolts and in other places under the hood. While Subaru replaced the door and changed all the bolts, I no longer feel that this vehicle's body had integrity. What about the rust that may exist in the door panels? Will the rust rear its ugly head after the 5 year warranty? This rust problem existed on cars 20 yrs ago, not today. This uncertainty has led me to trade in my Subi for a different car make altogether. I can no longer trust a Subaru, which is too bad.


Best Features

It's ruggedness and excellent handling in Chicago's winters. Best vehicle so far in the snow, sleet and rain. Always felt confident it could handle any condition.


Worst Features

Use galvanized steel,and quality body material. Also needs a better sound system. Most companies get into trouble when they get greedy and start skimping on quality.


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Our second scooby
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By tscascade1
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2007 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Package 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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For those looking for a purely utilitarian vehicle, this is it. It eats up anything wet, snowy, or off pavement. Great for outdoorsy families. The unfortunate drawbacks are the ride quality and the noise. When driving this car I sometimes feel like the thing is on a Jell-o mold. The body roll,the acceleration squat, and the brake dive is annoying. It is also grossly underpowered for a 3200 pound cube. If you can bring yourself to do it, settle for the 4-speed automatic. The M/T feels like a broomstick connected to a pillow. Fortunately, it comes in turbo trim and may be worth the premium fuel cost to get the motor & suspension upgrades. In the end, at it's price point, nothing comes close!


Best Features

Massive moonroof, AWD.


Worst Features

Needs a few more ponies, some suspension tweaks, and some body noise reduction


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Awesome Vehicle
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By pgh8959
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2007 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 XT 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This is the 4th Subaru that I have bought. It is a blast to drive. A true sleeper when challenged. I have left a few cars in the dust thinking they can out run me. I have the WR blue and get a lot of compliments on the looks. I would recommend Subaru to everyone. Spend the extra money and get the turbo. You will be glad you did.


Best Features

Turbo charger, Color, storage compartment on the dash


Worst Features

Allow more interior color choices. I don't like having to choose only black, brown or drab gray. Be able to turn off the daytime headlights.


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Basic All-Wheel Drive
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By DJA
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2007 Subaru Forester 2.5 X 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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This car was great in the snow. It also could tow a small pop up with ease. If you like to camp or any out door activity this is the vehicle for you. I avg. 22.5 mpg city/hwy. The down side is road noise and ride, but it was the base model. It is a good work horse of a vehicle.


Best Features

All Wheel Drive, towing, quick


Worst Features

rear seat room, road noise


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