2009 Subaru Forester User Reviews

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    Displaying 21 - 30 of 37 2009 Subaru Forester reviews.

    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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    Glad I Chose A Forester — Have only had car for a week, but so far everything is good. Had a 1999 for 10 yrs. so this is a wonderful change. I miss the little storage unit on cosole and also miss the place for change.. Visibility is great and car is much quieter than older model. Chose black interior, glad I did..

    Primary Use: Family transportation

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    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Review
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    Awesome And Affordable Crossover — We bought the 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium. It is a V4 engine but has great acceleration ability. Mileage is about 25-27 in the City. The AWD is just great! It handles bumpy roads with ease. We love the large moon roof. The ride is surprisingly quite on the Hwy's even with an open moon roof. The passenger side front seat is lower than the driver front side but one gets used to it after a while. I wish the sound system was of better quality (available in more expensive options). It is one of the most sleek crossover available in the market. Over all we would rate this vehicle a ***** rating. Remember, Subaru's usually last forever. Its worth investing in one!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

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    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Review
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    Best Forester Ever — nice quality and finish excelent fuel consumption VDC works in perfect combination with driver Brakes are first quality with very good stopping distances Leather seats offer great confort, even on large distances Huge sunroof offers a great view and seals very tight. no noise on high speeds

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

    Pros: interior space

    Cons: sound equipment

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    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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    Bought A Forester For My Husband, And He Loves It. — this car is perfect for my husband. He is tall and gets plenty of head room. It is a nice car to drive, can't wait till we need the all wheel drive. plan to give it to my daughter in 10 yrs. Performance is great, and the suburu is a quality car that will last for miles. The new Forester body style is much nicer than the earlier models that I thought looked frumpy.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

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    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited Review
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    The 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 Xt Limited---an All-around Treasure — This Forester performs flawlessly with more than adequate accelation, solid braking and sure handling. It has a great appearance...the 2009 remodel is sweet. Gas mileage averages @25 mpg (only 3 tankloads so far). It is...indeed...fun to drive and I highly recommend it!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

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    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Review
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    2009 Subie Fozz X Premium — To be honest, I have never once looked at a Subaru Forester until about 3 months ago. What once used to be what I considered a station wagon is now more SUV-looking than ever. Performance as always from Subaru is solid, with the Symmetrical All Wheel Drive System. Braking is superb, and the car handles like a charm. I've never had any issues with the build quality of the car, although when the music is played at full blast, the doors will do some rattling.... May need some dynamats. The styling of this car is great... The Subaru Accessory guide is great, with front/rear bumper guards, side skirts, spoilers, etc. The sound system that comes standard is not that great, but it can easily be modified and the standard head unit already has an output for an aftermarket sub. You can easily add on Subaru Tweeters and a Sub, or go for an aftermarket sub. Gas Mileage on a small-size SUV like this is pretty good... Considering the way I drive, i get about 22MPG, compared to my old ML320 that got 13MPG. Overall, this is a fun car to drive around town

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

    Pros: Looks, Mods, Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive, Large Roomy Interior, Exceptional Driving Visibility, Bang-For-Your-Buck

    Cons: Poor 4 speaker sound system, Outdated 4 speed automatic transmission,

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    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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    2009 Subaru Forester — Vehicle seems to be very solidly built. Feels a bit stiff when new but comes out of it around 500 miles and is quite quick in the turns. Vehicle seems to be very sure footed. Our Montana winter should prove that statement or not. Everything performs well but the stereo system could be a bit better even in the base model. The performance acceleration, braking and handling seem to adequate to excellent depending on the circumstances. Interior and exterior styling aren't bad but could have been a bit more SUV looking. It is a great improvement in rear seat room over previous models. Gas mileage is good but could have been better for the size of the vehicle. This vehicle is enjoyable to drive and the seats are quite comfortable.

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    2009 Subaru Forester Review
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    Subaru — A fun ride, great moon roof and superior handling on the road. Very pretty red and gray pinstriping and I had the seats swapped out for leather. A recent trip to Canada showed up with 32.1 mpg...a big plus, but normally get 28 mpg. Keeping up with the maintenance is a real plus...just an all around sharp and great running vehicle.

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    Cons: none

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    What A Dream!!! Just A Great Car!!! — The Forester is built exceptionally well and rides like a dream. It is ultra versatile and it's performance is wonderful. With Subaru's hoizontally opposed engine being very easy to work on cost of ownership is kept down during maintenance and last but not least...It's fun!!! With it's newly designed body it is fast, fun, and can take you anywhere you need to go. I have been a faithful Audi customer for quite some time, but with this... Subaru just won me over BIG time. The local dealership is great and I have always have a wonderful experience both in the car and at the dealership!

    Pros: Newly redesigned, fun to drive, versatile, AWD!!!

    Cons: none really...

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    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Review
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    Great Transition Vehicle — Traded in my 05 WRX for this car. The trade was painful but after driving the Forester, I am happy as the time I was driving the WRX. The new design is roomy and ergonomic. The heated seats are great in the winter and the leg room in the back is a great improvement over the old Forester and the WRX. Cargo space has been adequate and I recently moved a whole deck table and three chairs in one trip. The car drives with great handling and it is a lot of fun driving on gravel and off road. The only problem I'm having is the internal rattling in the dash area. I highly recommend this car to those who are about to start a family or are into the outdoors.

    Pros: Roomy, sporty, lots of room for a small SUV, fun

    Cons: Rattling in dash

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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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