I love this Forester! It's my first Subaru, but I bought it when I was living in Vermont and needed something very heavy-duty for commuting every day into the woods on a long, winding, dangerous road in winter. It served me VERY well, especially with snow tires, I never got stuck once. I love that it's the LL Bean edition, which gives me a few nicer features, such as leather HEATED (!!!!) seats, 6-CD changer, and a MASSIVE moonroof. The rugged lining of the back does make carrying groceries or anything a bit difficult, because it all just slides around as compared to a carpet bottom back there. I like the sliding cover for the back "trunk" space, too. One other major consideration that made me purchase this car was that I could see so well out of it. So many of the newer cars are ALL body, and I couldn't see well (remember, dangerous curvy road!). The boxy-ness and huge windshield, along with large side-view mirrors help tremendously. This car is low, and getting old at this point, with rust around both wheel wells. But despite it looking older around the edges, it still has tons of life left in it and I've been told by several mechanics what a great car it is and how well it is running for me.
Subaru, the Colorado workhorse car. Number one seller in our county!
This is my third Subaru, and I absolutely love these cars. We've had an outback and an Impreza. They are dependable is all kinds of weather, have gone through 15" of snow with this car, handles the steep mountain roads around here, good on mileage, comfortable, and easy to drive. Lots of storage. I do lots of first aid and car training for the red cross and camp training for the girl scouts, and have loaded tons of equipment in my car, with no problems. The only major repair I have had is replacing the head gasket, , which I guess has been a problem with the Forester, but hopefully they've solved that. Everything else has been normal and routine seasonal tune ups, and minor replacements, which I do twice a year. Not sure if I am going to be getting another newer car, but if so, it will be another Subaru! They call the Subaru the "Colorado car", and it is the best selling car in this area. The number one vehicle in this mountain county is the pickup, and the number two car here is the Subaru. They are little workhorses, and just keep going!
Air seeping through my car doors.
When driving the car it always sounds like there’s wind coming through the cracks of the windows and doors even though they are completely closed. Also the car windows rattle a lot and there is a distinct smell in the car that comes through when the air conditioning is on. It is not pleasant. I also had a problem with my steering where every time I drove no matter what the speed the steering would go left then right left then right very slightly as you drove. I took it to a mechanic and got fixed. The car in general is pretty good except for these little things. It runs well and speeds up fast. You can take turns very nicely and the ride is nice.
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