2008 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Initial reaction

2008 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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2.5 X Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Initial reaction
By Rodmo1 on


2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 X 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


I only bought the car about ten days ago so it is much too early to comment on the reliability or long term comfort level of the interior. However, so far I really like the car. It is fun to drive and performs very well. As everyone else has already said the backseats are very small but I will always be sitting in the driver's seat so what does it matter? This is my first car. I have always owned trucks before but with the cost of gasoline and me living half way up a mountain I needed an efficient AWD. The Subaru fit the bill. My only fill up so far has resulted in 25.97 MPG which I imagine will only get better come engine break- in and non winter blend gas. Great car for the money!

Best Features

AWD, fuel economy, appearance, expected reliability, trade in value.

Worst Features

The power outlets should work without the ignition. Seats could use more padding. More rear leg room. Can't wait for the future diesel engine, auxiliary audio input for all models
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