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Pros: who cares with all the other problems
Cons: drive train is very unrefined - engine hesitates especially in hot weather, transmission has rough downshifts
Advice: don't buy oneEngine hesitates especially in hot weather and worse with AC on - hesitation can be up to 4 seconds - very dangerous when you are trying to pull into traffic and the damn thing won't move for 3 or 4 seconds. Now that it is cooler the hesitation is not as bad but still happens when the defroster is on, meaning that the AC on on. Subaru is supposedly working on a fix. Lots of rattles from dash, headliner and from the back. Transmission is unrefined, because it sometimes downshifts roughly when you are slowing down for a stop. Its newest trick is the throttle not closing when you take your foot off the gas. You can be going 40 or 60 for instance, take your foot off the gas and the car goes merrily along at the same speed, just as if you had the cruise control on. No word from the dealer as to what the problem may be.
Pros: Agility and crispness of handling make this vehicle tough to beat.
Cons: Light the vanity mirrors for the ladies.
Advice: Consider purchasing the Premium Package, it is well worth the added investment. This will get you heated seats, mirrors, and windshield band, 6 CD changer, four wheel disc brakes, power driver's seat, bodacious moon roof, and automatic climate control.Subaru has it right for niche markets that require well-engineered vehicles in severe climates. We purchased a 2004 Subaru Outback and the 2006 Forester was absolutely the right addition for our family. The Forester offers a much tighter yet responsive ride and the visibility is phenomenal. While still a new car, we can tell this vehicle and combination of vehicles is a winner!
Pros: Fun to drive and excellent economy
Cons: Room at backseats and annoying seatbelt beeper
Advice: Compare w/ similar small SUV's and you'll end up w/ a Forester.Actually my Forester is of 2006 vintage. It has exceeded my expectations in almost every way. Great quality, handling and reliability. With the manual transmission version I got 31 mpg on long trips.
Pros: The dash board at night well organized
Cons: the mgp thought that was a little low
Advice: test drive it and you will see what I'm talking aboutThis is my 4th Subaru the last being 2002 Outback VDC I am so happy that I have finally something else to choose other than a stationwgn,I don't know where to begin I was one of the first to purchase the TB-9 from my dealer everything on the vehicle is on the MONEY.Comfort ride looks every time I go to the mall with my wife someone comes over and says MAN WHAT A NICE LOOKING ride,just really very happy with the product,it really is a well made auto many standard safety features.
Pros: Interior space
Cons: no cruise control, limited interior lighting.
Advice: Get the Manual Transmission. Add Air Intake kit.Love the space. At 6 foot even, I never have to worry about brushing the headliner. Interior room has to be experienced to be believed. Rear seats are very roomy. A sports car it is not, but it handles much better than an old VW bus (my poorest performing car EVER). Even with 5 passengers (3 adults, 2 children) there is room enough for all. Great mileage and superb basic package inclusions (i.e., 4-wheel disc brakes, A/C, etc.)Excellent visibility. Very efficient instrument cluster. My favorite moment so far is when my 7 year old saw it for the first time, he said ' Daddy! You bought a Hot Wheels!' He's got me thinking about a green and gold flame job. lol
Pros: The tracking control
Cons: The large slection of colors
Advice: Drive it you will like itI love it. It is a dream to drive.
Cons: Stiff ride
Advice: Get this car.Good gas mileage (32mpg so far), lots of space. Most people have pointed out that the engine sounds bad when you take it over 60mph, but I haven't noticed it yet but I go 80mph everywhere i go on the highway. Lots of fun options to make it even more of an eye catcher.