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    2005 Subaru Outback

    second to none

    Pros: all wheel drive

    Cons: lack of rear armrest

    I've owned four Subarus since 1969 and never had to have one repaired. The one I owned longest was a 1990 Legasy sedan . I owned it for over 15 years, until I bought a new 2005,although it was still like new when I sold it. No other automobile made today compares to Subaru for quality and reliability.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 4 years
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    2010 Subaru Forester

    Excellent!

    Pros: Bluetooth hands free!

    Cons: Navigation system little hard to understand

    I love the pearl color, the way it turns on a dime. and the gas mileage is great too!

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    2010 Subaru Forester - 2.5XT Premium (A4)

    Pros: Love the Puddle Lights.

    Cons: Nothing

    Advice: Get one before they are all gone.

    This is our third Subaru an it is by far the BEST. With Ethanol free gas I get over 22 MPG in the City and have averaged over 33 MPG Hiway. It is good looking, packed with lots of goodies, solid and has no problems going in Snow of a possible 10 I'd give it a solid 10. Great job Subaru.

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    2009 Subaru Impreza - WRX (M5) Hatchback

    Pros: Toss up: auto-dimming mirror with compass or remote start

    Cons: Basic sound system is a joke. Needs sport exhaust--can barely hear revs for precise down-shifting.

    Advice: Be prepared to drive like a saint or pay the piper. The hood scoop might as well be a flag.

    Caution: when you're driving a WRX, remember to breathe. Love, love, love. Owning a WRX leads to what I call the WRX sneer--the destorting effect of an ear-splitting grin at high accelleration. It's an AWD 265hp turbo wagon that corners like a go-cart--the perfect car for a New England woman in the music business. Great cargo space/rear seating arrangement that hauls five grownups with decent head and leg room or about a dozen djembes, or three cellos, or ten guitar cases or, with 60/40 split seats, any combination of all these. I happily do a lot of the driving :) for about any event...anywhere. A high speed hairpin corner is easy--just downshift and hit the gas--with AWD, that turbo digs in like a cutting pony. More power would just be silly--so the STI is for gearheads if you ask me. My friend who drives a Porsche felt the need to defend his car after driving my WRX. 'Nuf said. He did win a single point from me about transmissions. The WRX 5-speed is geared well, but it feels a bit primitive and slow to me. Hope it breaks in a bit smoother. An overdrive or some kind of 'Highway' gear would be quiet enough for any kind of music even with a performance exhaust, and very green too. Since Subaru is synonymous with New England, the auto climate should have a 'Parka' setting. Picky, picky. This is a nimble, exciting sports car. It has a remarkable safety record, legendary road worthiness, is actually affordable, comfortable, and offers solid resale value because it's a Subaru.

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    2009 Subaru Forester - 2.5X w/Premium & All Weather Pkg (A4)

    Pros: All wheel drive

    Cons: Lack of power

    Advice: Don't buy it if you are taller than 5' 10'

    No power. Needs a five speed automatic transmission. Sound system poor. Feels cheaply made inside. Dash controls feel like they will fall off when they are used.

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    2003 Subaru Legacy - GT (M5) Sedan

    Pros: All wheel drive

    Cons: Not enough head room; seats are quite hard

    Advice: Not for tall people

    Lots of wind noise from the front windows. Can feel everything on the road. Nice looking car, great in bad weather.

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    2009 Subaru Forester - 2.5X (M5)

    Pros: snow handling (AWD)

    Cons: stripped version/ questionable parts quality

    Advice: If you have to buy, byt premium or limited.

    Unhappy. The advertized price if for a manual transmission. (Have to add $1200 extra for automatic: (false advertising)). The version 2.5X is stripped down version. (removed roof racks, removed fog lights, manual A/C..) Once you start the car, have to wait for at least 3 min for the blue light (coolant temp low) to go away!!!! Had it for 2 weeks, developed a huge windshield crack (service manager needed a flashlight to find the microscopic chip..) Basically not built to be of outdoorsman quality. If you have to buy, do go with the premium/limited version. (do not recommend the stripped down model.)