Subaru Forester 2.0 XT (A) CVT 

Subaru Forester 2.0 XT (A) CVT
This car is no longer available in the market.
Latest OMV: $20,750
VES: $20,000 (C2)
Engine Cap: 1998 cc Turbocharged
Power: 240Bhp @ 5600rpm
Torque: 350Nm @ 2400rpm
Type: SUV
Euro NCAP: N.A
User Ratings: 4.50 from 2 reviews

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User Reviews (2)

dwerner
Hong Kong
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Seriously fun car

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2008 1:43AM
Reviewed by: dwerner
Car reviews written (1)
Fuel consumption: 7.7km/litre
Drive pattern: I do a lot of city driving so my mileage is typically close to the urban mileage ratings. The Forester does slightly better than that.
Duration of car driven: 1 year
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The Review

I love my Forester. It looks like and an SUV but handles like a sports sedan. It looks big but is in fact same length and width as a 3 series BMW. This makes it easy to park and a joy to toss around on Hong Kong's narrow, twisty mountain and coastal roads. Roomy and comfy (but not plush) on the inside. This may be the most fun-to-drive cars I have ever owned.

Strengths

Fast. Handles more like a sports sedan than an SUV. 7-1/2 inch ground clearance. Great Euro and US safety ratings. Huge sunroof. Convenient in-dash 6 CD stereo. Fully automated climate control. Good storage and large square cargo area. Lots of cup holders.

Weaknesses

Change the stock tires and get premium tires suited to the intended use of the car.

akira
Italy
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A WRX with a higher CG

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2005 3:13PM
Reviewed by: akira
Car reviews written (8)
Similar cars tried: Impreza WRX 2003, GDA, GDB
Fuel consumption: 10km/litre
Duration of car driven: Test Drove Once Only
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I was expecting to test drive a much slower car than a WRX... It's suppose to be one, but didn't felt like that! The handling and the acceleration felt familiar... The trademark "All-Wheel-Drive" of a subaru is here, and when i took it through the twisty Chancery Lane, i forgot i was in a 1.5ton suv, and felt like doing rallying :p (imagine the sales exec and my other passengers stomach when i was doing this :p ). I was told that the 2005 forrester comes with the WRX's TD04 turbo instead of the previous TD035. While i could not confirm this fact yet, the acceleration at 3000rpm did feel like the stock WRX that I was accustomed to. Yes, it feels good ;) To be honest, the high CG did impair the handling a little, so that when i venture near the limits, i skidded a little :S . But i did not lack confidence when i overtook a couple of saloon cars on the bends. It's still that confidence-inspiring. It's been a while since I last blast down a winding road on a WRX, so this ride really reminded me of those invincible times :p

Strengths

- Refined Boxer engine - Turbo acceleration is marvellous for overtaking on roads - 4WD handling on the nastiest of roads

Weaknesses

- High fuel consumption - Boxy exterior may put some off