Even better than the petrol
Not a thing.
And I thought the previous model was good! I live in the outback and hence, had to change to a diesel. The new diesel is amazingly quiet, refined and frugal. Overall 6.8 litres per 100km urban and highway.
Just drove 3000km home from the city, and the only quibble is that the seats are not as supportive as the last model. Much bigger car inside, and I can stretch out and sleep in the back (I must point out that I am about average height).
The previous model handled better, but this is an overall better package. Good rear leg room finally, but if you are taller than say 6 foot, then the driving position is quickly compromised.
There has been a lot of comment about the rubbery six speed gearshift. Not especially noticeable, I actually like the feel of it.
I necessarily drive 160km down a rutted outback road to get home, and the Subaru Forester was a peach! Amazingly stable on the dirt and very well isolated from corrugations etc.; a big improvement over the last model, which was good enough.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st July, 2010