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2012 Subaru Forester Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Google "oil consumption" and Subaru before you buy by randysgarage

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Reviewed: 2012 Subaru Forester

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

Why the 2012 Subaru Forester?

Handling

This little car will go anywhere that it has adequate ground clearance. The all wheel drive (automatic trans) is excellent. Really holds the road

Why Not the 2012 Subaru Forester?

Powertrain performance

Just turned 72k on this little car that I really DID love. Checked the oil at 2000 miles since change....about .75 qts. low. Thought I must have under filled it at last change. About 500 miles later another .5 qt. low. Out of warranty. Up to a quart every 1200 is within Subaru\'s warranty limits. Googled it and found they\'re being sued over the 2011 through 2014s for excess oil consumption (defective oil rings

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Response from Member4421

9:08 am May 24, 2015

Drove my 2015 Subaru Forester Premium (new with 1000 miles on it) to Kansas City and return, a trip of 1700 miles. Checked oil frequently, and the car didn't use a drop. Perhaps some Foresters had this problem, but the new ones don't. There is also a trend in the 2012-14 models which had standard transmissions, and maybe the owners are over-revving them during the first few thousand miles. Anyhow, not a problem with the newer models....

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