2009 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Great for tall drivers

2009 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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2.5X 4dr SUV (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual w/VDC)

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Great for tall drivers
By don225 on


2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


I bought this car for 2 reasons
1. Head room,I'm 6'5
2. AWD
Over all happy but a few issues to note
1.The car has an uncanny ability to suck in the exhaust from other vehicles, and it has nothing to do with the in cabin filter.
2.The design of the front seats.
As the driver its almost impossible to reach under the seat to grab anything, and there is a cable that runs directly from the underbelly of the seat to the ground that eliminates passage. The passenger seat sits so low that even I feel like a kid in a car(I'm 6'5)
4.Rattles. have fun going back and forth to the dealer getting all the rattles in the body panels shored up while under warranty
5.Transmission issues at 70K mi

Best Features

Head Room AWD Can take this baby anywhere, and i do!

Worst Features

1.This care sucks so much exhaust in it literally makes me nauseated at times. It can even suck external exhaust when its raining? And no, I'm not an overly sensitive guy 2.The seats are not comfortable for anyone Im 6'5 my wife is 4'11 we both want to get aftermarket seats, especially the head rests! 3.Improved Warranty 4.Improve quality of interior to eliminate rattling 5.Improve sterio
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