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New Subaru Wagons Ratings

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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.)

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    2009 Subaru Forester - 2.5XT Limited (A4)

    Pros: It drives like a car.

    Cons: I haven't found any fault with it yet.

    Advice: Buy one with all the bells and whistles.

    I took a test drive on the back roads of Arizona. This SUV zipped right up a 35 degree incline with no problem. It was as if the SUV itself was having fun. There were some deep ruts in the road and I hardly felt them. The vehicle has excellent rock clearance. The seats are very comfortable. I traded in my 2008 Chevy Truck for the Forrester and I don't regret it one bit.

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    2006 Subaru Forester - 2.5X L.L. Bean Edition (A4)

    Pros: Very easy to handle--parking, etc.

    Cons: the RATTLE that has developed.

    Advice: Drive the Subaru before purchasing any other SUV.

    In the last six months my car has developed a rattle that appears to be coming from the passenger side of the car. What can be done to eliminate this rattle. Other than the rattle I am very pleased with the car.

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    2007 Subaru Legacy - 2.5i (M5) Sedan

    Pros: the look

    Cons: the fact that the engine is blown

    Advice: do not buy this car

    I hate it....My subaru already broke down....do not buy.

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    2006 Subaru Legacy - 2.5i (M5) Sedan

    Pros: Safety ratings, all wheel drive, handling, style, moonroof. It's handsome and pretty at the same time.

    Cons: It rides very low to the ground; my knees hit the steering wheel even at maximum tilt.

    Advice: Test out the Outback too. You might like it's clearance and additional room better.

    Legacy eats Camry and Civic for lunch. My wife wanted a Subaru and went with the '06 Legacy primarily for safety. She didn't want Outback or Forester. She wanted a straight-forward sedan. The front and side airbags + safety ratings are great. Our Legacy is blue with tan cloth interior...very stylish. It is all wheel drive and handles like a dream. I had a SUV prior to the Subaru and the SUV hydroplaned. I have not had any problems (Thank God) with the all wheel drive in snow or rain. Sportshift is useless but makes me feel special (because I, like most Americans need nice things to make me feel good). We have gone on a couple of trips with luggage for two adults and two kids in the trunk. Plenty of junk can go in that there trunk. There is a display in the car dash that tells time, temp and estimated real time gas mileage. Sun/Moon roof is a very nice feature. We have had the car close to two years and have no mechanical issues as one would expect with a new car. It is low to the ground so it can bottom out on declines. This seems almost unSubaru-like. For driver's with long legs, don't expect to be able to move your knees under the steering wheel. This frustrates me the most about the car. I have tilted the steering wheel as far as it will move up and slid my seat as far back as I feel comfortable enough to drive, without smushing my kid's legs, nothing helps. I still highly recommend this car. Subaru makes an excellent product.