2010 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: 1 year later

2010 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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

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1 year later
By mrstjk on


2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


wrote a review 8/10 after 1 mth ownership,
gas smell was a mouse who had eaten the gas line!
fixed-no repeats.
5/11-leaking from rear shoulder harness after a few days rain.
seal on sunroof pulled loose & drain not connected.
okay until this week - again leaking.
two days in shop and they cannot recreate leak.
my concern is about mold/mildew/rust in future.
thinking about getting rid of it if dealer or Subaru won't do something.
otherwise, I do love the Forester.
great in snow/handles well/has improved to 22-23 MPG, mixed so not too bad. little "rough" til it warms up but after that, is quiet.
seems to hold value in resale - at least at dealer.

Best Features

know the cup holders are "weird" but I honestly like them! big enough to accommodate large drink cups... or lots of stuff. Fog lights - heated seats - sun roof. accommodated an assembled 4 burner grill after purchasing - was impressed. uses regular gas- previous car used premium.

Worst Features

hate, hate, hate the head rests! they slant too far forward. just cannot find a comfortable position for long no matter how much I adjust the head rest and the seat. interior materials look/feel cheap. controls for heated seats could be in better location. better radio/sound system and positioning of speakers.
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