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2009 Subaru ForesterReview
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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.

Pros: all

Cons: none

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2009 Subaru ForesterReview
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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 PremiumReview
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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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2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X PremiumReview
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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 LimitedReview
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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 XTReview
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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 XReview
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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 LimitedReview
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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 PremiumReview
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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 LimitedReview
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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

2021 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Guru9BL31T

This is the best car I’ve ever purchased I’m highly satisfied with my 2021 Subaru Forrester sport that I purchased here and Denver Colorado that’s a great reliable car. Subaru All the way Read More

Review By Michael

Just love it and good for the money. It is my first Subaru. Read More

2020 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Robert

Gar is good value. This vehicle and brand hold value and are deoendable Read More

Review By Kerob69

Cars features are more than I need but like having them. Car at the initial asking price was not a good value but watched the price over time and bought it when I thought it was a good value. Read More

2019 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By boehmem

Excellent véhicule.excellente traction.Nouveau propriétaire dun forester commodité 2021.Tres bon équipement de série pour le prix.Bon confort du véhicule. Read More

Review By Guru9TL64F

Great value. Great price. Low mileage. Warranty remaining. Good people Read More

2018 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Guru9LLBC7

Nice looking car, but had several scratches in the paint. Disappointed that back hatch was not automatic. Worried that the car had been in an accident (totalled) and been issued an alternate title. ... Read More

Review By Guru9BHQF6

I have been lusting after the Subaru Forester for many years and am very happy with this model. Going back a few years put the Limited trim within our budget and given the reviews Im seeing on the new... Read More

2017 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By harold

The safety features were nice. The seats were firm and supportive. Compared to the car I have, the Forester felt cheap. The particular car I drove had a dent in the back bumper that the dealership did... Read More

Review By Guru9W1CVQ

Love this car. Like the Toyota highlander. Seat cooler needed. Read More

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