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2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT LimitedReview
Steve5763 writes:
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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 PremiumReview
Jon writes:
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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Cons: Poor 4 speaker sound system, Outdated 4 speed automatic transmission,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 XReview
Bruce646 writes:
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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 ForesterReview
ruthing73 writes:
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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
BSliech writes:
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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
damonono writes:
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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
Dana writes:
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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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2019 Subaru Forester Reviews

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2018 Subaru Forester Reviews

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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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