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2011 Subaru Forester Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Subaru reliability? by cschnarr

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Introduction

This is my family's 2nd Subaru, and will be the last. First was a 2005 Legacy GT - handled great, but a little bit small - and lost 2 turbos within 56K miles. Assumed it was a turbo engine sump design flaw and sold the car. Took a chance on a 2011 Forester, and have had several issues so far

Reviewed: 2011 Subaru Forester

4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Why the 2011 Subaru Forester?

Why Not the 2011 Subaru Forester?

Powertrain performance

So far not impressed with reliability. High oil consumption, loud rumbling noises from engine compartment at 2200-2800 RPM, leaky cam seal.

Audio & nav systems

One of the worst audio systems ever to be put into a vehicle of any sort.

Materials & workmanship

materials quality not very good. Easy scuff hard plastics everywhere.

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