2012 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Lasted 36 miles

2012 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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33 Total Reviews

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

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16 of 46 people found this review helpful
Lasted 36 miles
By buccaroooo on


2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


After having issues with my Legacy (transmission, AC, tire pressure gage, vibrations, etc) I somehow decided it was a good idea to get another Subaru. We leased a Forester, drove it roughly 35 miles and the starter, alternator, battery died. Brand new Forester, dead as a doornail. Jumping, charging... nothing but clicks which means the starter is DEAD. Leased it Saturday, now it's a Wednesday and we still have no new car... we have a small little rental car. BEWARE of Subaru, this is 2 for 2 with troubled cars... Be your own judge but just know that we have had nothing but issues with the two cars we got. We will NEVER buy another again.

Best Features

Exterior design is good, AWD in rough weather is what brought me back, comfy seats, decent performance

Worst Features

Poor workmanship, unreliable, poor inside design, very "hollow", no real storage for little things like change, etc,
Recommend (16) (30)

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