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2010 Subaru Forester User Reviews

2010 Subaru Forester Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"power" 7 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"awd" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 15 2010 Subaru Forester reviews.

BALLAN16 writes:
2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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Safety rating, Forward visibility.

Cons

RATTLES, RATTLES, RATTLES

BALLAN16
110

The Worst Car That I Have Ever Owned — This could be a good car, but it is a croaker. Build quality is appalling. I found out too late that Foresters (and Subarus generally) are plagued by rattles. Google "Rattles Subaru" for pages of hits. Mine is a class winner. Rattles everywhere which Dealer (Stealer) has acknowledged but not fixed. Fobbed off to Subaru which just does not care. BE WARNED AND DO NOT BUY.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jack2003 writes:
2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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Pros

Quality design & engineering

Cons

Quality of interior materials

Jack2003
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Very Well-built Vehicle With Outstanding Safety Design — Good solid balanced feel in braking,turns,and acceleration--it is fun to drive. The engineering quality is evident in its handling, although a 5-speed transmission would smooth out acceleration. The quality of the interior materials could be better and storage increased. The passenger seat is low. Vertical adjustment or power seat should be available for passenger seat. Overall, the Forrester is a roomy and balanced design. So far,I'm very happy with my purchase and the Adventure Subaru Dealership.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jeffrey1084 writes:
2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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4

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Fun sporty drive, good mileage

Cons

Rear seat do not lay back. Power must be on to roll up electric windows.

jeffrey1084
45

Excellent Value — I looked at and drove everything in this class. I felt the Forester gave the best value for the money. It is roomy inside(I am 6'1" an don't need to have the drivers seat all the way back)The 2010 sits a few inches higher than older models and has a more small SUV look that the older "station wagon" style. It has an ample cargo space for day to day stuff even with the rear seats up. Good accneleration and handling on highway and city. I have drive the car just over 2000 miles already and my combined MPG is just under 25.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mark writes:
2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Premium Review
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5

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engine sound, seating position

Cons

who uses a 6-CD changer anymore???

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I Have More People Stop Me And Ask About The Car Than Any Car I've Owned. — Great car for winter driving. My previous car was a Honda Pilot and this car is a bit smaller, but more comfortable seating position. The first thing that you notice from the interior is the view of the intercooler intake. Very cool. The car is awesome in any sketchy weather, rain or snow. The 2.5l boxer with the turbo is music to the ears for engine lovers.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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larry611 writes:
2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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5

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no complaints yet.

Cons

too early to say

larry611
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Very Impressed With Handling And Acceleration.i Would Have Wished That They Included Rack. — I love the handling and fuel economy. It is very agile and is very dependable when you need to make quick turns. Brakes work really well and stops when you need it to stop. Appearance wise, sometimes a head turner.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David14612 writes:
2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Review
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5

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Looks, performance,

Cons

I don't really care for moon roofs but it came with it.

David14612
45

10 Out Of 10 — I like everything about the 2010 Forester. It rides smooth and handles with ease. The stereo is crisp and clear and the cd player is just as sweet! It looks great inside and out. Gas mileage is about 26 for me. A fun little critter to drive! The all weather package is a must for NE Pa. I wish I could have got a little more of a discount but I didn't have a clunker and they were not moving much on price. I still think it beats any other small SUV dollar for dollar.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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spdjnke writes:
2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited Review
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Pros

Fantastic handling, comfortable and VERY spacious, absolutely love the recline ability for the back seats and a HUGE sunroof.

Cons

Wish the car could be better insulated against road noise, also the dash could use some more thought to make it more technology savvy.

spdjnke
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Fantastic All Year Vehicle With A Very Spacious Interior! — I would have to say it's one of the most utiliarian vehicles that i've owned over the past years, this is our 3rd subaru so I can only say good things about reliability and over all performance and residual value. Best bang for your buck by any means. As for the down side I only have 1 gripe and that's the noise insulation from the road otherwise the vehicle would be perfect. Did someone say SNOW? ha!! never thought twice about going out even in a blizzard, as long as you put on snow tires, the Forester is UNSTOPPABLE!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Sarah5037 writes:
2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Review
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4

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Good for family/dog, lots of space

Cons

Sometimes sluggish transmission

Sarah5037
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Great Buy — A little bit of squeaking and the transmission can be sluggish. Lots of passenger/head room and dog-approved. Good gas mileage so far, well within the 20-26mpg range and closer to 26 even with city-driving.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Melissa2336 writes:
2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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5

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It is the perfect size, excellent in the snow and in all weather, fun to drive, great looking, fuel efficient, and affordable

Cons

Once in a while the car fails to start right away regardless of temperature. This is my 4th Subaru and they've all done it w/o explaination or a discerable reason. Dealership diagnostics do not pick it up. There is no record of it and it seems that no one believes me!!v

Melissa2336
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Overall I Love This Car. — I absolutely love the Forester in general, however I do wish you could order some of the features separately. I think the moonroof should come standard on all Forester models without having to have anything else added. The car is energetic (especially w manual transmission: I'd never buy an automatic).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mariah110 writes:
2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Review
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5

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Best Subaru Forester yet

Mariah110
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The Larger Wheel Base Make 2010 More Comfotable And Quieter — Best ever Forester bigger and more comfortable, great looks.The performance is outstanding. Mileage in town 18 to 20. Great fun to drive any where.This is my 4 Forester and the best ever.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2013 Subaru Forester Reviews

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2012 Subaru Forester Reviews

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2011 Subaru Forester Reviews

Good Car By olepolar

Like most in this car. Personally, I have taken for a test drive a few Subarus at the dealership. The new 2014 are great feel but NOT at all different from 2011 and I like the interior accessories MUC... Read More

Love My Subaru By moverover

First time Subaru owner and loved it; we received great advice/support from Associated Sales in Marshfield and Kocourek in Schofield. This car was used for daily commuting and we never had a backache.... Read More

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2009 Subaru Forester Reviews

Very Safe, Reliable Family Car By crr528

I can't think of a more perfect car for a family, particularly if you enjoy outdoor activities (camping, kayaking, skiing) and/or travel with pets - the cargo space is fantastic and the four-wheel dri... Read More

Safe And Reliable Lite Class Family Suv By Fordtudor37

See Pro's and Con's. I will buy another one as this is our 7th Subaru since 1994 (all had over 100K before we moved on to another one) and recommend this car to everyone who cares about their family. ... Read More

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2008 Subaru Forester Reviews

Nice Family Sedan By Frederick

AWD is heavy on gas use. Back seat middle can be tight with two booster seats at each side. BOXER should last longer than others. good hauling capacity. meeds less maintenance than many other Japanese... Read More

A Very Good Car. People Who Live In Areas With Snow Will Appreciate The Awd. Fairly Fun To Drive. By Brady

It is a great car. It may not be the best looking car, but it is reliable. I have had one maintenance problem, but my Subaru is a repaired salvaged title. It is pretty noisy in the back/cargo area... Read More

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