Subaru Forester 2.0 X (A) 

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Latest OMV: $18,838
Engine Cap: 1994 cc
Power: 150Bhp @ 6000rpm
Torque: 196Nm @ 3200rpm
Type: SUV
Euro NCAP: N.A
User Ratings: 3.75 from 4 reviews

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Subaru Forester
2.0LX

Reviewed on 1 Jun 2011 3:03PM
Reviewed by: psyiche
Car reviews written ( 1 )
Similar cars tried: Skoda Yeti, Daihatsu Terios 7
Fuel consumption: 11.1 km/litre
Drive pattern: 60% High Way
40% Urban
Duration of car driven: Less than 1 month
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The Review

I have been driving the forester for the last 4 weeks. I'm averaging about 598km per full tank. trip computer reading of about 9L per 100Km. The interior is roomy with alot of headroom and legroom for both driver and passengers. negative: pick up can be alittle slower compared to normal sedans. in comparison, Skoda Yeti has better pickup and fuel economy.

Strengths

Quiet drive, high headroom, high driving position, 4x4 AWD,

Weaknesses

heavy chassis, slow pick up, potentially poor fuel economy



Singapore
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This SUV is awesome
cos it has Vehicle
Dynamic Control

Reviewed on 15 Nov 2009 9:57PM
Reviewed by: aerist01
Car reviews written ( 1 )
Similar cars tried: Suzuki Vitara.
Fuel consumption: 11.5 km/litre
Drive pattern: Highway run pretty well
City run okay
Duration of car driven: 1 year
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The Review

Outstanding Ride Plus Driver-Focussed Handling A sophisticated all-wheel drive system coupled with low-friction, long travel four-wheel independent suspension and low-centre of gravity ‘boxer’ engines have all contributed to the Forester’s reputation for outstanding chassis dynamics – far removed from conventional SUVs. Now for the new model, Subaru has devised a completely new platform with a 90 mm longer wheelbase, tracks widened by 35 mm front and 45 mm rear and a sophisticated multi-link, double wishbone rear suspension. In addition, to further improve handling and roadholding, the position of the ‘boxer’ engine has been dropped by 10 mm, lowering the centre of gravity still further. Other changes include a new fuel-saving electric power steering system with more rigid mounting and new design of MacPherson strut front suspension. The result is a highly-absorbent ride with precise geometry control for accurate straight-line running over uneven road surfaces backed by extremely responsive steering and handling. The rear multi-link, double wishbone suspension liberates more luggage space thanks to its compactness compared to the previous rear strut arrangement. And because it is attached to a sub frame via bushes, with the mounting section moved to under the floor itself, road noise is reduced. The rear springs and shock-absorbers are mounted behind the centre-line of the rear wheels, with the wheel stroke itself moving rearwards – all helping ride comfort. A rear anti-roll bar is standard. Like all previous Foresters, the rear suspension features self-levelling which aids stability when laden and ensures a constant ground clearance – now a substantial 215 mm – 10 mm greater than before. At the front, the previous sub frame has been eliminated, saving 20 kg in body weight yet a new box-section for the front cross-member provides the same level of rigidity. The new MacPherson strut and anti-roll bar layout is based on that used by the highly-praised Legacy and new Impreza. It offers high lateral rigidity which improves steering response and cornering stability. This is further enhanced by an especially rigid mounting for the steering rack and the positioning of the steering gearbox and electric motor below the rack for a more consistent feel. Furthermore, special suspension bushes and attachment points reduce road shock. The steering gear ratio has been changed for a sportier feel while the rack diameter is increased from 23 to 26 mm. The result is a more linear feel to steering inputs. Wheel and tyre sizes have been optimised for the new Forester’s chassis and anticipated all-terrain use. The Forester 2.0X features 16 x 6.5 ins steel wheels with alloy look trims while the Forester 2.0XS has alloy wheels in the same size. Both models feature 215/65 R16 tyres.

Strengths

The new Forester’s four-speed automatic transmission provides smoother changes with greater sensitivity to the driver’s wishes.

It is more efficient, saving fuel, because a slip lock-up device reduces wasted engine revs. In addition, advanced electronics – linked to an electronic throttle – match engine speed with the best gear for any given situation.

As with previous models, the full-time all-wheel drive transmission features a 60/40 Active Torque-Split on the automatic. However, the split varies according to changing conditions.

Both automatic and manual versions of the new Forester now benefit from Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control as standard.

This advanced system uses sophisticated sensors to detect side to side and front to rear slip plus sudden steering movements. It controls oversteer/understeer and potential loss of control by braking individual wheels and cutting engine revs – all in milliseconds

Weaknesses

Interior plastikly.




Latest Response:


aerist01
Singapore
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Responded on: 17 Nov 2009 1:14AM

Hi mate, As u mention on insurance issue ,actually my insurance going to expire this end november.I receive quotation from axa at about $1500 with 50%ncb.If for new and young driver i guess it will cost u more but not until 5/6k.Find out more with your sale person or insurance agent. Regard aerist01 asdzds

swordsman
Singapore
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Responded on: 16 Nov 2009 2:23PM

Interesting review, filled with technical details. Gave me a feeling aerist01 is either a car technie or a subaru sales guy, because the write-up doesn't seem to come from a 1-year usage point of view. No offence, just a personal opinion :-) asdzds

kwsng
Singapore
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Responded on: 15 Nov 2009 11:15PM

That is useful. I am also interested in getting a Forester but someone told me the insurance costs $5-6K annually. Is that correct? asdzds


Singapore
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you either love it
or hate it

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2009 1:37AM
Reviewed by: sinbear8
Car reviews written ( 1 )
Fuel consumption: 10.4 km/litre
Duration of car driven: Less than 1 month
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The Review

This is my favorite car I've owned by far. That AWD really helps you grip the road and make the 4 cylinders feel more zippy. Love the revamped exterior styling ..more like an actual SUV and less like an enlarged Outback (and it doesn't look like a shortened minivan like the new Honda CRV and Toyota Rav4). Tons of room, even for a tall person like me. Back seats have more room than most compact SUVs I've been in. Extra storage for the active lifestyle and if you need to carry lots of stuff.

Strengths

Subaru is one of those brands you either love or hate. I never met someone who owned a Subaru who just said it was an ‘Ok’ car. You will either hear lauds and flowing praise or total flaming. It is a totally polarizing brand.

The same applies for the looks. Personally, I love it. The headlights and bumper looked a bit busy to me, but they're attractive enough. The tail closes things off with a tidy, clean design.

Standard dual exhaust pipes add a sporty touch, as do the 17-inch alloy wheels that come on all but the base trim level.

Weaknesses

careful the warning bells for fastening your seat belts they are real loud..lol




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jasontang
Singapore
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Responded on: 23 Feb 2009 10:26AM

Bro , take it easy before run in , after 5k servicing , the boxer will roar if u ram , even my 1.5 boxer is fun , yours should be fantastic but your fc will go up for sure . subaru need to rev to perform and it is built to rev. cheers asdzds

sinbear8
Singapore
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Responded on: 22 Feb 2009 2:58PM

Very good pricing indeed, I got mine below 66K with 8k+ COE. Unfortunately, the take off in low gears is pretty slow and loses speed going uphill...but once in high gears, at speeds above 80kmh, the car is a joy to drive Otherwise, handling and ride stability are excellent, but then, for the price that I paid, this car is a good buy. asdzds

sinbear8
Singapore
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Responded on: 22 Feb 2009 2:57PM

Very good pricing indeed, I got mine below 66K with 8k+ COE. Unfortunately, the take off in low gears is pretty slow and loses speed going uphill...but once in high gears, at speeds above 80kmh, the car is a joy to drive Otherwise, handling and ride stability are excellent, but then, for the price that I paid, this car is a good buy. asdzds

jasontang
Singapore
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Responded on: 21 Feb 2009 9:22AM

your FC seems ok , my 08 impreza ave ar 9km/l . love it or hate it , check out my reviews. But subaru aggresive pricing is attractive recently . forester or legacy is my next dream car , subaru is addictive asdzds


Singapore
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Unexciting exterior,
plasticky interior

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2008 4:22PM
Reviewed by: iainlim
Car reviews written ( 3 )
Duration of car driven: Test Drove Once Only
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The Review

My first impression of the new Forester is that the exterior now looks more like a conventional SUV and from most angles, looks more muscular than the previous hiked up wagon stance. However, the disappointment starts once you get into the car. The plastics used for the dashboard and door look and feel cheap. In fact, in the model that I test drove, many of the plastic parts are already hanging loose. From the driver's perspective, the dials have numbers that are too small and the steering wheel does not have the chunky leathery solid feel of the previous Forester. The only improvement to the interior has to be the improvement in leg space for the rear passengers. The pickup feels slower than the current engine 2.0X and when pushed, feels like it has no more to give and sounds very whiny and unsatisfying, compared to the deeper growl of my current drive. I am sure the 2.5XT will be better, but there is of course the higher price tag and road tax to contend with. Perhaps these are quality issues associated with the launch of an almost all new model, but despite the good reviews that have been given on the various car review magazines and websites, I am disappointed.

Strengths

More conventional looking SUV, more leg space for rear passengers

Weaknesses

Poor interior build quality, whiny engine