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Worst Dealership Ever
Pros: all wheel drive
Cons: style, lack of ac in backDo not like a car that you cannot find parts except for dealership. This includes windshield wipers - wanted to charge me $80 but said they had none. Mechanic I went to got wiper from same dealer. I paid $44.00! This is only 1 of many issues I've had with dealership. Too expensive to maintain.
best vehicle ever for me.
Cons: N/AI 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.
Cons: The car is noisy.Great car with good snow handling performance. Solid with a surprisingly sporty feel when you drive it. It has been and still is very reliable.
Pros: heated seats
Cons: gas milagethis car is utterly dependable, not particularly peppy but reliable and has plenty of space for dogs, gear and people.
good value, safe, comfortable car
Pros: Traction control/6cyl engine/AWD/better lumbar support
Cons: I don't like where the computer control button as been repositioned versus previous modelsI have had several Subarus, so I know what the other rater means about the loudness. Subarus tend to be a little on the loud side and you do hear the road, but this has advantages. Dealerships are individually owned/operated, so this shouldn't reflect on the car. Both dealerships I've used have been as nice and honest as car dealerships get...
Pros: The sun roof, of course!
Cons: Slow accelerationI love my Subaru Forester. It is very comfortable and is great for hauling kids, groceries, furniture, oversize items from the hardware store and more. The oversize sun roof is really nice, too. I live in northern Canada and it is dark.... I can let in all the available light and this improves everyones mood when you spend your winters living in the dark. The only complaint that I have with the car is that it doesn't have a lot of get-up-an-go. The acceleration isn't what it could be. The vehicle is small enough that it should be able to have the extra power. However, the all wheel drive is a great feature in the northern climate. The car is also great in the extreme cold. It just starts right up and actually defrosts in a reasonable amount of time. Overall, it is a great car and gets great gas mileage!!
A nice buggy overall
Pros: Automatic cliimate control
Cons: Non-collapsible side mirrorsI'm quite happy with my 2.5i Limited. I knew going in that it's not a rocket sled, but power is adequate, as is the CVT. Comfort, IMHO, is very good and quality seems to be up to Subaru's usual high standard. Driven sanely, it returns good mileage No regrets, would buy it again.