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2012 Subaru Forester XT Premium review

The Subaru Forester is such a great daily driver that when I sold my first one, I missed it so much, I decided to purchase another one! The fuel-efficient Ford Fiesta I replaced the Forester with did not make me enjoy driving. So, after six months I decided I needed another four-cylinder, 2.5-litre turbocharged Subaru in my life...

2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Review

We spent three months researching our vehicle requirements. Any car we bought needed some off-road ability, had to be fun to punt briskly, needed good ride quality with decent and accessible performance. Also of importance was a decent tow capacity (for an off road 1.2T camper) with a decent ball weight capacity, as well as some real off-road ability and clearance...

2015 Subaru Forester 2.0D-L review

I was looking around for a late-model SUV for the wife, and it needed to be a practical size to fit the kids and dog, but not too big as she wanted easy parking capability in carparks. She does a lot of kilometres driving around with kids and our main car for the weekends and holidays...

2004 Subaru Forester X review

I bought this car because I lost my car in my divorce settlement and I couldn't fit the kids on a bicycle. It's a great little car with lots of advantages. It has a boot, for example, which means I don't need to strap my shopping bags to the roof. It also has seats, which means I don't need to strap my kids to the roof...

2003 Subaru Forester XS Luxury Review

Our 2003 Forester was purchased brand new as a downsizing option from a Ford Falcon - we wanted something comfortable, safe and reliable with a bit of flexibility when it comes to load and cabin space. We decided on the top trim XS Luxury model as it came with leather, sunroof and side impact airbags - when we first got the car we did experience some quality niggles that in all honesty were expected due to the fact that this iteration of Forester had only just started to be produced...

2006 Subaru Forester XS Review

The 2006 MY07 Subaru Forester is the second Forester in our family, with the previous one being a 1998 model. I love the smoothness of the 2.5L naturally aspirated Boxer 4-cylinder, which produces 121kW (162 hp) with the 5-speed manual transmission. The XS includes a 6-disc CD changer with factory subwoofer on the left hand side in the boot...

2016 Subaru Forester 2.0xt Premium Review

I bought my Forester XT Premium in March and love it. It has Travelled 5000km now and is averaging 9.2lt per 100km (note it only runs on 98). The turbo engine makes really good power and you rarely have to do more than breathe on the accelerator to keep up with traffic. I find the CVT in the Subies really good and a superior experience to the traditional stepped autos...

1998 Subaru Forester Review

I personally find the descriptor “crossover” to be a bit of a dirty word as I find most crossovers to be, in general, big, heavy, and sloppy, yet somehow they still manage to sell like hot cakes. However, one crossover that feels quite the opposite, and actually has quite the cult following, is the Subaru Forester, the smallest SUV the company has offered...

2010 Subaru Forester XT Premium Review

Just managed to trade-in my beloved Forester XT after 5 fantastic years of ownership. It was hard to part with her but that mostly had to do with the blind adoration I held for this ever-so-practical family hauler. In manual form, it seemed to combine the duties of carting the family and our cargo around as well as provide a little fun and frivolity with it's 2...

2008 Subaru Forester XS Review

Young family? Teenager? Live on a farm? Like going to the beaching style and comfort? The "fully sick subie" as my mates describe it or the 2008 Subaru Forester is the perfect car for any job. It's an all rounder. It's generous space and comfort make this car a breeze to drive in all conditions including the wet as it's all wheel drive grip keeps the wheels glued to the road surface...

2010 Subaru Forester X Review

The Subaru Forester has, if my understanding is correct, been a sales winner for Subaru for many years now, and continues to sell well. It's easy to see why in some respects, although the car is far from without fault. Having owned this car since new, I rolled my eyes somewhat knowingly as Subaru finally joined the capped-price servicing bandwagon, albeit many years late...

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