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| || ||1999 Subaru Forester Review, Chris, From Chicago|
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| ||Model||Subaru Forester|
| ||What things have gone wrong with the car?||Rear leg room (yes, it is a weakness but I'm not complaining about it). Front cup holder is poorly placed. Defogging system is poor unless used with A|
| ||General comments?||I love this car. The handling and pick-up are outstanding. It left the other "small" SUV's (e.g., Honda CRV, Chevy Tracker) in the dust. I agree the Forester is not a true SUV, but neither is the Honda CRV, Chevy Tracker or other "suvitos" in this class. If you want a true SUV, buy a Blazer or a Jeep Cherokee. Me, I wanted a car with good handling, pick-up, the ability to handle bad weather driving, more cargo space than a sedan, AND didn't guzzle gas like it was going out of style. This is exactly what the Forester provides. In the end, I also agree with the complaints lodged against it. However, the complaints are things I knew of at the time I bought the Forester (e.g., low clearance, poor rear leg room), and should have been clear to anyone you took 30 seconds to examine the car before they bought it. It strikes me as a little foolish to rail against shortcomings that were apparent at the time you bought a Forester. I'm at a loss to respond to those people who complain about the Forester's poor rear legroom. This was apparent to me before I bought the car. If people didn't like the legroom, why did they buy a Forester in the first place? Also, someone complained that the styling was bad. If this is so (and I disagree), why buy a car when you don't like how it looks? Worse yet, why buy it and then complain about it? That makes no sense to me. Again, if you want good handling, pick-up, the ability to handle bad weather driving, more cargo space than a sedan, AND decent gas mileage, this is the car for you. If you want a true SUV that will take you off-road, go elsewhere. That's not a complaint, it's simply reality.|
| ||Previous car||Honda CRV. Toyota 4Runner. Chevy Tracker. Suzuki Vitara.||