2009 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: It is what it is.

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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It is what it is.
By fitethefututre on

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

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Manage you expectations.
It's a crossover. So it doesn't do anything exceptional.
The insides are unremarkable.
So is the exterior.
We have 2 little kids.
So we need lots of space, with two car seats.
It has a reasonable amount of space, but we can't fit everyone in--and the dog.
I like the head room.
Also, it has pep in the city for local driving, but with only a four banger, it is gutless on the highway.
Maintenance is OK.
Go under the wire for the warranty on the AC and replacing the rotors at 3 mm.
46K miles so far.

So if you want something with more room, get a real SUV (We have a Sequoia for long trips).
If you want a sports car, get something with more guts.

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