Overall, the Forester is a good car, but cost cutting is evident in this model
Fogging up to rear light.
Some rattles at the front and rear.
Good handling, but rear suspension is quite noisy.
4 speed transmission is not smooth.
The engine is more powerful compared to the previous model, but still sluggish and noisy. I have to use premium fuel to make it perform more efficiently.
Paint coating easily scratched or chipped, especially around door handle recess areas.
Door handles feel cheap. The previous Forester has door handle protector.
Seats are uncomfortable, just like the previous model.
This new Subaru now feels more like a Korean soft roader; the quality and the sharpness of the previous model are now gone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 4th February, 2011