2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i AWD owner review

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alex c
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PROS
  • Itu2019s a Subaru.
  • It can go like a scalded cat
  • If I want to use 20l/km
CONS
  • The Eyesight.
  • The rudeness and presumption of the car that it knows best
  • The Eyesight.

About the Subaru Forester

Alex C purchased this Subaru Forester used for $28,960 (including all on-road costs) in 2020. Alex C wouldn’t buy this car again because: “The eyesight! I don’t deny the safety stuff is good, but I’m driving. If I judge I can pull out into traffic, I will. I don’t need the car braking. I don’t need it trying to keep me in my lane whilst I’m overtaking because I need to be aware of surrounding traffic. I am. “

How reliable has your car been? Tell us about any issues.

It’s been a reliable car. No issues. It just does what I ask it to. It’s got great vision. There’s nothing that really stands out good or bad. It takes me to work, which sucks. It takes me away and for drives on the weekend, much better.

What do you think of the ownership experience with your car?

Hmmmmm. Well. I won’t buy it again. I get that all cars have safety equipment, I think the Eyesight is way too intrusive. Servicing is ok-ish. Dealership, what more can I say? It’s a nice car, and nice is boring.

Are you happy with the price and features of your car?

Yep, considering I got it as a returned rental thanks to COVID. I had to get rid of my other car which was going to need substantial dollars spent and this came up. Low kilometres, under cost price. Worth more now than I paid for it.

What do you think of the performance and economy of your car?

Economy? Hang on, just picking myself up off the floor from laughing. Look, it’s been great on the open road on road trips. Around town, well let’s be honest, it’s a 1.6 tonne hunk of metal. I call him Chunkybum.

What do you think of the technology in your car?

How many times can I say I hate Eyesight in 40 words? I hate it. I love CarPlay. I really like blind spot monitoring, not for me, I use my neck, and eyes, but I know when I’m in someone’s blind spot.

What do you think of the ride comfort and handling of your car?

Not bad. The backseat passengers whinge, but they didn’t buy it, and I didn’t buy it for them. Apparently the backseat isn’t comfy. Not sure if they want a lazy boy recliner or something. Maybe if they give me money ….

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Ratings
Overall5.8
Show Breakdown
Technology 5
Reliability 8.4
Ride & Handling 5
Price & Features 5
Performance & Economy 5
Ownership Experience 6.1
Top Line Specs
7.4L
136kW
168g
5 ★
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