Join Date: May 2008
Location: Milton, Ontario, Canada
Car Year: 2009
Car Model: Forester XS Ltd
This is the first year of a major makeover of the Forester, so the reliability record is a bit of an unknown factor. If I were buying a 2008 I wouldn't bother since the record for that generation of the Forester is excellent according to Consumers Reports. They also predict that the reliability of the 2009 will be good to excellent, but from the way I see it they have very little info to go on.
For these reasons I decided to buy the 5-year plan. I hope it will be money down the rat-hole and that I will never need to use it, but you never know...
Griff (The Geezer)
Drives a 2009 Forester XS Ltd.