My wife is looking at the Subaru Forester Limited with the 8" screen upgrade and popular package to replace her 2007 Toyota Highlander, and today we took one out for a test drive. We had the car for about 90 mins and I noticed a few things.
- I thought the steering was pretty numb, and the car wandered a lot on the freeway- just didn't feel tight and not a lot of road feel, not even compared to my Honda Odyssey with 150K on it. Also, I could feel intermittent " pulses" thru the steering wheel, as if the electric steering was adjusting. Wife thought it felt fine.
- This was a brand new car off the truck and we were the first to drive it, and there were a number loose plastic trim pieces, most notably the cover over the front seat rails were rolling around in the back footwell.
- Disappointed that the second highest trim level still has a manual passenger seat. For that $$, I would expect a power seat for both front passengers. Also, the passenger seat cushion felt ever so slanted forward and I found myself bracing my feet more firmly against the floor. Anyone notice this??
- We considered the Touring , but both of us hated the chrome trim and the "satin" mirrors. Just fluff that we dont need. Also it seems to have more chrome accents on the dash which just cause more reflections.