2009 Subaru Forester User Reviews

2009 Subaru Forester Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2009 Subaru Forester against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Displaying 11 - 20 of 37 2009 Subaru Forester reviews.

    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Review
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    Toning Down The "sporty Notch" Certainly Paid Off For This Subaru. — Subaru's move to make the Forester more mainstream paid off. Though it's softer and less of a sharp handler than before, it easily makes it up for it with better interior room and cargo space. Though it's basically an Impreza with a crossover body, the Forester suffers from much more "body flex" because of the large standard moon roof.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: An excellent performer for a compact crossover, comfortable ride.

    Cons: There's a lot of body flex due to standard moon roof.

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    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited Review
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    Controlled Performance — Probably one of the most versitile SUV's on the road. The 2009 Subaru forester has everyhing. Performance, safety, great off road capability and plenty of space for the family. Has the heart of a WRX but none of the "boy racer" appeal. A perfect combinaion.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: The performance

    Cons: It's heavy

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    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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    Like Driving A Tank — It's larger than I first thought, and eats lots of gas. I hope it will be a very good winter driving car for all weather conditions.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: seems to make the driver more cofient

    Cons: eats lots of gas

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    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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    Most Bang For Your Buck With This Car And Great Resale Value! — Great car, lots of room and handling is superb! I love it! The new SUV look makes it even better than a CRV or Rav4.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: AWD

    Cons: 25 MPG

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    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Review
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    Can't Beat It For The Price. Great Vehicle! — Great gas mileage, adequate acceleration, handles great. Would have been nice to have the turbo model and/or an extra gear in the automatic... a 5-speed auto or a manual would be much nicer. Very inexpensive to own, so far. This car does everything I need it to, and is fun to drive. Plus, my wife loves it!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: perfect size, decent performance, great features

    Cons: Might need a little more power... and an extra grear.

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    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Review
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    Great Utility Lil Suv — great in the snow , lots of space in the back , great leg room brake pedal a little too spongy, great sun roof, front end misses a little something...still pretty fun to drive. a lil more hp would be nice

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: interior space, snow handling

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    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Review
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    Love It ! — very decent and love the ride, it doese very well on gas, performance is very decent if you not going to race it as its not meant for that. but the best thing about it that you feel like you at home inside and gives the feeling that you want to drive it every single imte you are going out!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: very very practical, simple functional

    Cons: if you have more than 5 people to seat them in

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    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Review
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    2009 Subaru Forester — This is our current family car. I LOVE it! It's fun to drive is fairly roomy (for a small SUV), is great on gas, and is well made. I do sometimes wish it was a little roomier...all the kid stuff takes up a lot of space!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Good fuel efficiency, great looking, reliable, safe

    Cons: none

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    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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    Very Safe, Peppy, Economical And Fun To Drive. — Only had it one week. Handles great, is peppy and fun to drive.Great highway milage 30mpg, so so city milage 16 mpg. Car is very nimble, tight and responsive, great off the line and easy to park in the city. The center arm rest could be bigger and more padded, however I just saw that a center armrest extension is available which I intend to order. Best part is what you don't see, best crash tests, structural integrity and every safety feature imaginable, also reflected in a ton of insurance discounts.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

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    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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    My Car — It is a lovely car. It is spacious so that we don't feel crowded inside the car. The performance is excellent, especially the acceleration.Although the fuel economy is a bit high, it is a fun car to drive.I enjoy the subaru

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Subaru Forester Reviews

    Overall, I Love The Car But Very Disappointed With The Oil Issue. By Patti

    I bought this car after having my last car for nine years - I was excited about having a new car; my first Subaru. That excitement was diminished very quickly when I had to add oil to it with only 1... Read More

    Fun, Efficient, And Surprisingly Sporty Family/multi-use Car. By akrohn2010

    This is a recent purchase, so will update with new impressions once we have them. So far impressed with the car's comfort, space, handling, visibility, and efficiency. Comparable MPG and practicality ... Read More

    2014 Subaru Forester Reviews

    Crap By migration_bobdavis73

    I like everything about the car but the engine and it's oil consumption problem. It is crap!!!! Subaru is ignoring its customers oil consumption problems. DO NOT BUY A SUBARU!!! I don't know how to... Read More

    Perfect Commuter Car That Is Great For Those Off-road Weekends. By coloradosubaru

    Loved the comfort, roominess, great gas mileage, rugged upholstery and dash, great sound. Performs great in snow, off-road, freeway, commuting. Amazing what you can fit when you lay down the backsea... Read More

    2013 Subaru Forester Reviews

    Great Family Car By pilotstevek

    This is a great family car with AWD capability. It handles well in the snow or on dry pavement. The engine is designed with color-coded items for people to self-maintain the car. The towing capacity i... Read More

    2012 Subaru Forester Reviews

    Wonderful Car! By Alfred520

    This car has been very reliable and fun to drive. I would recommend this car to anyone who needs a comfy car with room for kids and groceries. I love the way that it runs in the winter it kept us sa... Read More

    2012 Forester 2.5 By JPSaleeby

    Have managed to put 15K on it in less than a year. No maintenance issues, but did have to replace the rear brake light lens as it was fogged up. Overall is a great daily driver and people hauler. U... Read More

    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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