2009 Subaru Forester Ratings

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Subaru Forester 2009
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    2009 Subaru Forester

    best vehicle ever for me.

    Pros: safety

    Cons: N/A

    I buy a car every 2 years and this is my fourth Forester. I am ready to buy my fifth. Great car, holds its value, saftey rating great, the best in the snow, perfect size for me and my dog.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    2009 Subaru Forester

    Best for least

    Pros: Interior space

    Cons: No negatives

    I've never owned a car that has delivered the most satisfaction for the money. Remember, FOR THE MONEY. Was able to purchase in 6/2008 with no $ down and 0 % interest for 2 years. Not 1 problem and minimal maint.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    2009 Subaru Forester

    Love my Subaru

    Pros: all wheel drive

    Cons: I like everything

    Love my Subaru

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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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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    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.