2011 Subaru Forester User Reviews

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Users ranked 2011 Subaru Forester against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Review
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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 Limited Review
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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 X Review
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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 Premium Review
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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 Limited Review
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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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    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

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