2009 Subaru Forester User Reviews

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    Displaying 31 - 37 of 37 2009 Subaru Forester reviews.

    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Review
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    35

    New Subaru Forester Review — Gotta love the Sumo wrestler commercial. Very high standard of quality. Not the most power, should have got the turbo model. Great mileage, huge sunroof and fun to drive.

    Pros: All Wheel Drive

    Cons: Not quite enough power

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    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited Review
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    Time To Upgrade! — Now is the time to upgrade from previous models. This model is luxurious compared to the bare bones, functional interior of the previous models. Lots more room since the expanded the chassis by 3 inches. The new shorter gearing of the transmission carries the new, larger frame quite well. Not as fast as the '04 XT, which was legendary at it's time. But from '05 on there were small cosmetic upgrades and gutless performance compared to the '04 so it was not worth upgrading until now. This year they caught up with the performance, and it has tiptronic shifting. The handling is more SUV than car now. Very smooth ride, handles bumps well. But, it can't handle the curves quite as quickly as my old '04, which was much smaller and more stealthy. Better gas mileage than before!

    Pros: Luxurious, fast, great acceleration, sporty, lots of cool new interior
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    Cons: Drives more like an SUV than a car. Don't expect the performance of
    an Impreza, even though it's got the horsepower - the center of
    gravity is too high to take curves at high speeds.

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    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Review
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    Seems To Be The Perfect Model For Travelling — I am most impressed with the new features - and the price is lower than on the 2008 model. Something good is coming out of the US economical situation..........

    Cons: just heard there was a problem with the engine in all XT models  !!

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    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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    Bigger Package — the new Forester is not as much of a deviation from the previous model as the new Impreza, and it has grown in size to be more of a SUV and less of a car. While still not a huge gas-guzzling tank, it's not as much of an overgrown station wagon.

    Pros: Quick, handles good, roomy

    Cons: lack of an STI model

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    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited Review
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    Comfortable Ride And Room To Carry Bikes, Dogs Or Camping Gear (or Groceries) — I liked being able to hold passengers comfortably, or carry cargo. Two bikes and some gear will fit in the back, and so will two dogs for trips to the dog park. The roof rails are great for holding different racks.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It is roomy and comfortable. Decent power for getting on the freeway or passing. The large sunroof is nice.  Great viability.  Heated seats

    Cons: It rides more cushy that the previous Forester, which has a sporty feeling to the steering and a firmer ride. Needs at least 91 octane fuel because of the turbo charger.

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    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Review
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    Safe And Reliable Lite Class Family Suv — 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. This car amazingly got 32 MPG when we took a round trip to Florida in 2010 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Next time your near a hospital late at night, check out what cars the doctors and nurses (my wife) are driving. I know here in the North East you'll be surprised if it doesn't look like a Subaru dealership.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Everything about it.

    Cons: When you need tires you HAVE TO replace all 4 at the same time due to the electronically controlled AWD system. Services at 30K = $300, 60K = $600, $90K = $300, 120K = $600.

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    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Limited Review
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    Comfortable And Funn To Drive Vehicle. — It has a nice design, better than the new ones. Very good visibility. Good handling. Very very comfortable ride. Sport shift gives it a great sport like feel. Leather interior feels clean and warm seats makes you feel like u don't want to leave the car especially on cold mornings. Lots of interior room. And you got to love the sunroof.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: All around vehicle

    Cons: MPG not so good, but it's an AWD vehicle with the price of a regular one that gives you a safer handling everywhere at any time .

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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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