It is easy to drive, great window viewing, and wonderful for groceries in the back, etc. It is perfect for taking to the beach. It is a very solid and well build vehicle which makes it exceptionally safe to drive. I will always have a Subaru Forester in my life!
The Subaru Forester XT version has a LOT more pep and responsiveness than the 2.5 litre engined Forester. Gas mileage suffers a little (we are currently getting between 24 and 28 highway and 20-24 in town) but the additional acceleration more than makes up for that. I like the AWD and the option to "manually" shift the car, and the S1 and S# gearing and suspension adjustment for windy roads or snow or rain. If you are really in the snow, you can select XMode which is like a four wheel drive mode for up to 25 miles per hour (it automatically drops out of Xmode above 24 MPH). Real leather seats. Nice stitching. Well appointed with dual air and heat. Heated front seats. HUGE sunroof with windbreak at front. Handles wonderfully.
I got the car I wanted at Carmax!
2008 Subaru ForesterJoyce Scott - Austin, TX09/22/2015
I picked this car based on my research of Consumer Reports' Used Car Buying Guide. Although there are not many to be found in Austin, or Texas, for that matter, Carmax helped me find what I wanted. The AWD and many safety features were very important to me. The sales associate was very knowledgeable and helpful and I love the no-pressure sales practices and real customer care of Carmax. This is my second car to buy from them and it is the best car buying experience you'll ever have! The only thing disappointing about the car is that the gas mileage is not as good as I had hoped, but still, it's not too bad and I love this car!
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