2008 Subaru Forester
There are 3 user reviews for the Sports 2.5X trim shown below
- Styling, Handling, Utility, Quality, All Wheel Drive (AWD), Great AC, Visibility
- Road noise, automatic climate control
Purchased As New
31K miles and zero issues. Very competent design and execution, love the looks of the JDM Sports front end, doesn't look like like every other Fozie on the road. My Fozie is my "office" 5 days a week and on weekends hauls, lumber, hot water heaters a sail boat and fishing rods. AWD works well on dirt roads, windy, slippery conditions. No snow in Texas but lots of rain and wind. Excellent brakes. I love the large windshield and windows, excellent visibility front, rear and sides. Comfortable for long trips, use seat offers good support for your back and butt. Instrument panel is straight forward and common sense controls. Use the AC 10 months a year, auto climate control works better for AC than for heater. Feels bigger inside than it looks on the outside. Stock Geolander tires are noisy, will replace with Michelins....read morehide
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- Fuel economy, great visibility
- PZEV-rough idle, loud start
I bought a Sport on 12/31. Ran great for 2-3 weeks. Has been in to the dealership 3 times. With only 1600 miles, it has a rough idle and sounds like a truck when it is started. Will be trading in the car Monday and upgrading it to the Premium with out PZEV.
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- Compact exterior size, plenty of cargo room inside, durable looking/feeling interior, AWD safety
- Road noise, stereo speakers weak, not enough leg room in back
Great vehicle that is the perfect size for in-city driving but also for carrying lots of stuff and traveling out of town on weekends. Nice tight turning radius and solid feeling chassis/suspension. Projected reliability is excellent according to CR so I'm hoping to keep this thing for a while. Like the headroom and the AWD will be great for skiing and winter activities. All in all very happy with this vehicle and it has exceeded my expectations, especially for the price. Hope they don't change the Forester too much in the next design change....read morehide
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