Premium Package, 4WD/AWD, Sunroof(s), Front Seat Heaters, Cruise Control, Alloy Wheels
4 Cylinders, 4WD, 2.5L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 80K Miles, Gray/Gray
I bought my Subaru with 8700 miles and the rotors were warped which led to major vibrations when braking between 55 and 60. They were replaced, along with the brake pads, and the problem was solved. I downsized from a Chevy Trailblazer due to gas and environmental concerns so I gave up some room along with a slightly smoother ride, but overall I am pleased. The gas mileage is about 25 city and 28 highway so that is a plus. I like everything about the car from the handling to the looks. The ride is smooth, the controls are very simple and everything on the car is practical. the storage compartment on the dash is useful as well. The only thing I did not like was the console. It does not simply open but turns into a cupholder which takes getting used to at times. Great car!
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.
The 2007 Subaru Forester is an intelligent sized SUV which some onlookers may mistake for a station wagon, if not for the SUV defining skid plate on the bottom surface. Its boxer engine and Symmetrical All Wheel Drive render a smooth and safe ride. I owned this year/model of the Forester years ago and really missed the car's quality, engineering, and performance that will spoil any driver. I was happy to have found another one in great shape at CarMax and it has not disappointed me. Regrettably, after the 2008 model year, Subaru upsized the Forester to the size of the competition's compact SUV. They should have left this size in their Forester lineup alongside the bigger one and re-badged it the "Subaru Classic".