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2009 Subaru ForesterReview
Guru9DZZZ2 writes:
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Yes it was a great value and we like it alot

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Makolo writes:
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Yes this is a nice car ,dealer very helpful

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GuruFSM92 writes:
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It smelled like dog. Fur and very dirty. Not a value at all!

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2009 Subaru ForesterReview
Todd writes:
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Great car, very functional and reliable not fancy, not trying to be...not real 4wd like a jeep but still very capable

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Gilles writes:
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Interior in bad shape. Looks more than its age.

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2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 XReview
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Love The Car! Amazing Ride And Amazing Space! — I love everything about this car. It has amazing space and is very comfortable on long trips too. The cargo space is amazing compared to most other vehicles. Handles very well in all weather and great because it is all wheel drive. Love the look of the Forester SUV, Gas mileage is average. Gets true mpg rating.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Everything amazing!

Cons: No cons!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X PremiumReview
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Very Safe, Reliable Family Car — 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 drive gets you safely to your destination in any weather. The cons are primarily associated with any heavy, all-wheel drive vehicle: fuel economy isn't the best and maintenance costs tend to be higher than the standard sedan. But it can't be beat for function and safety and is a pleasure to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Extremely safe, very solid, great cargo capacity, handles very well and is reliable.

Cons: Fuel economy (as compared to smaller, non-4-wheel drive cars), driver's seat lacks lumbar support for long drives, engine can get noisy on the highway, stereo is okay, but not great.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X PremiumReview
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Economical Awd And Cargo Capacity. — I bought this car brand new in July 2009. I have not had any trouble at all. It gets 25 plus MPG all around driving. It has fulfilled all the requirements I bought it for. It's more car than SUV, but makes that up at the gas pump.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fuel economy.  Cargo capacity. Reliability.  AWD.

Cons: Lack of power.

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2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X L.L. Bean EditionReview
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It's A Wonderful Ride. — This car can go fast and I feel incredibly safe at 80 mph with no shimmy or shake. Getting out of tight spots is a snap the way it jumps on a dime and the handling is tight - so much fun to drive and comfy as a driver or a passenger. The puddle lights are a great addition when you're going someplace fancy. A great get away car with the dog or family - good camping vehicle,

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: A reliable, practical, well built car and I had no idea how comfortable it would be to drive.  There were so many times I missed my exit because I was just enjoying the ride.

Cons: Stop and go city driving will give you low gas mileage - like 17 - 20.

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2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT LimitedReview
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So Close To Being A Great Ride — In the daytime on short trips its a perfect ride, good visibility, good looks, good power, good handling and a value at it's price. At night, when driving home from a weekend out of town or just a long day at work, the road noise and rediculous blue "look at me" dash lighting was too much and that's too bad for a SUV with so much potential. If you are someone who drives in the daytime, on short trips and often in bad weather, this Forester may be the perfect vehicle for you. If on the other hand you use this at night on dark highways or on long trips, the combo of noise and retinal burning blue lights may have you look elsewhere.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good looking small SUV that has good power and tight handling that is well behaved in bad weather. The XT Limited has comfortable seating for multi-hour trips. Unlike some other SUVs where the sunroof lowers headroom, there was plenty of clearance for someone up to 6'-2". Also the interior is roomier than appearance and the leather seats add a touch of sophistication to the interiors look...

Cons: #1 Con (for me) Interior lighting: glaring blue at night even when dimmed. Why do car manufacturers insists on making interior lighting that looks like its fit for a night club?
--Gas mileage: with modest driving habits in combo city-highway commutes, it was lucky to get 23 mpg on premium fuel
--Noise: at highway speeds there was more road noise than necessary and wore on me when I was talking/listening with a passenger or are on a long road trip
--Interior: Map lights are to far forward making it impossible to see certain dashboard controls. Also this forward position causes the light to be in your face rather than your lap
--Interior: Glove box strut/damper completely made of plastic including attachment points on glovebox and needed to be replaced after modest weight broke it

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The dark line I. The windshield is caused by your lights. I had my new forester 5 days. I could not drive at night. The lights point below your hood instead of radiating upwards. Brutal going downh... Read More

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Great options but missing 6 speed standard shift as standard. Read More

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Overall the forester locked ok. The problem I hade was the engine. It sounded totally worn out with only 80 5oo km on it. Looks like bad maintenance by the previous owner. Not worth the money. Read More

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