I own this exact car, right down to the color. Bought mine used two years ago. I love my car. The cabin is comfortable, the controls fall right where I need them to be. Handling is excellent. Fantastic in the snow. Build quality is great, not a rattle or peep to be heard. My only wish is a touch more legroom for passengers in the back seat - deducted one star for comfort for that reason ONLY. Plan on owning my 2007 Forester for the next decade and beyond. Lots of cargo room, great for camping or traveling back and forth to New England, which we do often. Wagons rule...love the distinctive boxy old style much more than the new Foresters, which look like everything else on the road. My husband is a car guy, and he loves my car as much as I do.
Purchased this vehicle to improve my mpgs over my Jeep. I am pleased with the quality of the Forester. Love the open moonroof. As close as I can get to a Jeep soft top. I am totally impressed with the available interior space for the size of the vehicle. The AWD makes it feel sure-footed, especially in rainy conditions (no snow driving yet). It is a well-made call and my actual mpgs matches the EPA estimates which is about a 40-50% improvement over my Jeep. The ride is relatively smooth (remember I was in a Jeep) and with the windows up pretty quiet. You can feel the road through the tires somewhat but it is not bothersome to me. My only adjustment is that it does not have the power I am accustomed to when you put the pedal to the floor. I miss the power but I do not miss my poor gas mileage. I am happy so far and would recommend to someone else.
I just had the bearings go out on the drive shaft. . you can't just buy the universals and carrier bearing. you have to buy the whole drive shaft, so instead of a 100 dollars parts bill you have to pay at least 600 dollars in order to replace the 45 dollar bearings. something to think about as all drive shafts have to replace bearings. Suzuki is also doing this to owners. Really bad customer relations on parts....