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2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 X PremiumReview
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Good Car — 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 MUCH MORE in 2011. As for the variable engine in the new Subaru, I can;t make a judgment sins I am not knowledgeable enough:) However, my sport shift option is great. It is not a turbo version, which has it's pros and cons in terms of necessity, price, service and costs. I find new mirrors lighting in the 2014 are destructing more than useful, but like the fact that they have a heated exterior heating option.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great for city driving, reliable in terms of traction in wet/snow pavement, enough to do groceries  and move mid size loads, grate visibility, sitting for the driver, good for singles, couples and small families. Sport shiftier, drives like SUV, but a bit better gas millage. To fill up your tank is around $40 I like it much better than my Toyota Corolla LE 2001 in terms of handling but sure you can't compare gas usage:)

Cons: Started having minor issues at 38.000 miles Power steering fluid leaks and for some reason problem changing my oil. Not sure if that isa car issue or dealership issue yet. About to figure it out and will let you all now!

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2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 X LimitedReview
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Love My Subaru — 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. We were able to use the back to haul car parts and our dogs very comfortably. Highly recommend this car. Please test drive and see for yourself!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Excellent handling car in all weather and road conditions!! Power everything, nice speakers for Sirius Satellite Radio! The sun roof is awesome.

Cons: Windshield replaced chip turned into a crack.

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2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 XReview
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More Than I Expected — Roomy front row with an intuitive layout of dash. Back seat is a little tight for adults but great for kids. Much larger cargo ability than I first thought - much better than similar models! Feel extremely save driving the vehicle - especially in snow/ice!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great handling, as expected.  Cargo area is the next best thing to having a pick-up!

Cons: Give up MPG for AWD.

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2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 X PremiumReview
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Subaru Really Is Love — Subaru professes that LOVE is a Subaru. A few minutes driving this small SUV will convince you of that. The Subaru Forester has the quiet, comfortable ride of a larger car; the quickness and agility of a sports sedan; and the ability to go almost anywhere with its all-time, all-wheel drive. Combined with its reputation for durability and longevity, your Forester should provide years of solid, reliable service. Great fit/finish, solid feel to all moving parts and good selection of interior fabrics/colors give this small subie a refined look. Whether driving up to the country club entrance or plowing through sand on the beach, the Forester looks and feels the part of a more expensive vehicle. Take it from a Honda CRV owner, Subaru makes a better Honda than Honda. Love the subie and it will love you back.

Pros: Impressive acceleration; easy handling; Interstate speeds cruising with ease; quiet on most paved road surfaces; easily navigate through sugar sand; good manners on wet roads and through puddles; irons out "washboard" surfaces and small potholes on unpaved streets; numerous cubbys and storage areas; good options selections; expansive sun/moon roof

Cons: passenger seat needed to sit higher (corrected in 2012 models); styling is a problem for some; 5/6 speed automatic transmission needed for better gas mileage and improved performance

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2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 X LimitedReview
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Give It A Test Drive And You'll Love It. — A great small SUV made better. Engine redesigned and is more zippy. Same power at lower RPM and more torque so it gets up and jams. New cloth pattern looks great and has a nice nubby feel. The radio has some extra features as well, haven't quite figured them all out. Runs quieter than the 2010 model.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Same reliability

Cons: Still looking for something wrong

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2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Premium Review
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This car had more features than the outback I test drove. It is smaller than the outback which is better for me. The outback was not like a bus. In my opinion all Subarus are great reliable cars. However, the Forester fit my needs and likes. I was able to handle it better than the larger Outback and the price wasnt great and it came with the features I was looking for in a car.
vs2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i
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2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Limited Review
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the extras are nice and worth the money for us
vs2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 X
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 X better.
"same capacity"
Value Ranked 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 X better.
"basic start price point"
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2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Review
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Not peppy enough for me. Overall too big for me.
vs2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium worse.
"More interior room and roof racks"
Would Buy Ranked 2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium better.
"More my preference."
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2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Review
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vs2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium
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Power Ranked 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium worse.
"Its the same. One is less expensive."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium worse.
"Same car."
2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Limited Review
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vs2011 Nissan Rogue S AWD
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Front Seats Ranked 2011 Nissan Rogue S AWD worse.
"more spacious and conformable "

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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

2010 Subaru Forester Reviews

2010 Subaru Forester Xt By Hobs

This has been a great family car. I can handle all of our ski stuff and with a cargo box we can travel to Colorado and ski for a week. Great handling in the snow. Plenty of power and great options, m... Read More

Awesome Little Suv! By Chantal

Love, love, love this car as my daily driver! After driving an STi for some time, was pleasantly surprised to see how much power this baby has! I love the look on some folks faces when an SUV ki... Read More

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