2009 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Engine Failure

2009 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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2.5XT Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 4-speed Automatic w/VDC, Nav)

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Engine Failure
By MJU on


2009 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Limited 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC, Nav (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)


I had my Forester XT limited for about 4 months and had driven it about 6,000 miles. I really liked the car, but the engine died on a family vacation. It now needs to be replaced. It is all under warranty, but it still is an inconvenience It also makes me feel uneasy about the engine from now on, even if it is brand new. I had heard and read so many positive things about the Subaru boxer engine that this shocks me.

Best Features

All-wheel drive

Worst Features

The headrest is awkward, so I can never get completely comfortable.
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