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2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XReview
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Nice Family Sedan — 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 cars. A very sturdy car that doesn't cut corners. May be on the pricey side comparedto other Japanese makes.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: A very durability vehicle.

Cons: Not the greatest on fuel efficiency.

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2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XReview
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A Very Good Car. People Who Live In Areas With Snow Will Appreciate The Awd. Fairly Fun To Drive. — 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. It has AWD so handling is great, and has performed fairly well off road and in weather. It has decent acceleration and braking. It has gotten pretty good gas milage, better on the highway. Mine is standard transmission, so very fun to shift and accelerate.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I love how it has AWD and a manual transmission.

Cons: Noisy in the rear/cargo area.

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2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XReview
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Great —

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I like the look and feel of the vehicle.  It handles easily and goes in snow like it's nobodys business.

Cons:   Seems to have a trnasmission problem with a slip or lurch from 2nd to 3rd gear

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2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT LimitedReview
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Great Car, Love It To Death. — This car is quite a quick car. 0-100 in 7 Seconds. Brakes very well. Handles ok, needs sports lowered suspension to really set it off. Very fun car to drive. Reasonable price, but I need to get a set of chrome wheels to make it awesome!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Fun, comfortable, economical

Cons: None

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2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5XTReview
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Made The Best Choice Of Buying It — Love the car all around.. looks amazing. it handles perfectly on corners not much body roll which is fantastic for an suv but that is thanks to the boxer engine that it has. The front hood scoop gives it a very egressive feel to it what also is attractive. the sun roof is huge. It goes all the way back to the second row

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: the front end

Cons: exhaust

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2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XReview
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Best Of Awd — used and abused to the end. blew by all the EVO's in the snow. Most Rs and other 2.5 components swap right onto the car. just remember. sti swap is a possibility with this beautiful family car. and still no lack in performance

Pros: no turbo

Cons: no turbo

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2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5XReview
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Amazing Car For A Great Value — I love this car! My Forester survived 40,000 in one year and toughed it out through its first Alaskan winter. It has performed flawlessly and has never been stuck in the snow. It gets excellent traction in all types of foul weather and has fairly good gas mileage. Overall, my Forester has been a great car with no problems.

Pros: Handling, Styling, Comfort

Cons: Slightly underpowered for the mountains

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2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XReview
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Cant Wait For The Diesel Models To Arrive In Canada — After 3 months and 6 050 kilometers I must say I am impressed with this vehicle. I have never driven an AWD vehicle before and I must say is makes a difference in handling, acceleration, braking....cant wait for the next snow storm. Driving comfort is great, basic radio system is acceptable, instrument panel is nicely layed out. Only negative aspect that bothers me is the fuel consumption.......but the Forester is not a Yaris so I shouldnt complain.

Pros: Symmetrical AWD, seating comfort, cargo capacity, solid chassis, easy to use controls (radio, ventilation, etc..)Great handling and good suspension.

Cons: feul consomption; on a full tank (60 litres) driving 85 % in the city and 15% highway average kilometers of 450 kilometers.(although I have yet to see the low fuel symbol light up). Slight wind noise at highway speeds.

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2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5XTReview
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Stocky Sleeper — The car is unassuming until you get up close. The STi body kit and rims give it an aggressive look and the WRX engine gives it plenty of pep. The interior is spartan but comfortable, no overload of electronic gadgets (aside from the AUX in port on the dash - which I love). I took it on a 1,000 mile road trip with two dogs and was very happy with how it rode and handled, especially in snowy weather.

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2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5XTReview
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Awesome!! — Even though I have modified my Forester I would have to say that in stock form that it was still a fun car. The quality of the interior is pretty dang decent and spacious, plus I've already used it to haul quite a few Large items around town, or even further.

Pros: Fun to drive. Lot's of interior Room. Symmetrical All Wheel Drive. Insanely Large Sun/moon Roof. (always get complements on that)

Cons: Handling. Although once I added the Coilover suspension it was tamed quite nicely. And I'm sure some larger Sway bars would help as well.

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