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2009 Subaru Forester Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by mark.clark

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Reviewed: 2009 Subaru Forester

4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Why the 2009 Subaru Forester?

Safety & braking

Great crash test results, standard ABS and ESC.

Powertrain performance

All wheel drive great in snow and off-road, high clearance, plenty of power with base engine for most situations.

Front seat room

Easily fits people over 6 foot in fron with plenty of room in back for passengers - much better than previous generation Forester.

Driving position & visibility

No blind spots, big rear view mirrors.

Reliability & durability

There is a reason you see so many old one around in our mountain town - they just work and keep working.

Why Not the 2009 Subaru Forester?

Handling

Fine for cruising on the freeway, driving around town, or off-road - very comfortable. Feels insecure on twisty roads if you are going too fast.

Exterior styling

Bigger than the previous generation - looks too much like an SUV.

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