2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5 turbo boxer from North America
The practical sleeper - fast with AWD and lots of cargo space
My clutch went at 65,000 miles but since it has been replaced the car is acting fine.
The driver's fabric seat is starting to wear out.
The Subaru Forester is seriously quick and jumps out of 1st gear quicker than you can read ths sentence. Car & Driver stated that the Forester XT will do zero to sixty in 5.3 seconds and it certainltly seems like they were right. This performance comes at a price though as the Forester XT is quite thirsty with premium fuel - getting about only 17 miles per gallon.
The ride is a very comfortable, but is also too "soft," and simply not on par with the car's outstanding acceleration.
The Forester has plenty of cargo space, and along with its AWD it's quite a practical vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th September, 2008