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2012 Chevy Malibu. Chevy should stick to the short block because they can’t build a 4 cylinder to save their lives. Never had a car jump the timing chain because you took your foot off the gas so you didn’t hit the dude that just cut you off. Mine did on the way to work and in a zero clearance engine thats not good. So traded it in on my 15 forester and have never been happier. The only thing that sucks on my car is the bad design on the amp under drivers seat. I’m pretty disappointed in that one. I’m a musician so I love my music and I don’t have any right now because the amp blew and I’ll be damned if I am going to pay $200-$400 for one from a junkyard.
 

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I just purchased my 2015 Forester 2.5i 6 speed (48,000 miles) it is eventually going to replace my 2005 Baja 2.5 n/a 5 speed. Can you tell I like to drive a hand-shaker? LOL!
 

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My 2020 Touring replaced a 2013 Honda Ridgeline Sport. Had not used it as a truck for a long time, and the DW had always liked a Forester, so we got one. Let go of the Ridgeline cause I wanted to keep my 12 Outback Premium.
Love them both.
 

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It will be replacing my 05 Baja, n/a 5 speed with 233,200+ miles. Love the Baja but no longer need a truck, but we do need more space for our 2 GSD's.
 

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My car before my FXT 2014 (2years) is Mazda MPV 2006 after (11years) & 220000km to much rust and too expensive on gaz.
before my MPV i drove:
Toyota corolla 2000 5 speed (11years), Suzuki sidekick 1993 (2years), Nissan sentra 1992 (5years),honda civic Si 1991 (2years), Nissan sentra 1987 (2years), Dodge Colt 200 turbo 1989 (2years) & Ford Escort 1985.5 (7years).
 

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Our ‘19 Forester (Touring trim) replaced a ‘18 GMC Terrain SLT that was bought back under lemon law.

We went with Subaru because a number of our colleagues and friends have and love them. Plus, we liked the Forester because it was more comfortable than the CX5 and drive better than the Passport.

Anecdotally, our car insurance dropped by $54/mo when I changed over the insurance after buying the new ‘19 Forester. THAT was nothing short of shocking. 👀
 

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Replaced my 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse that had 202xxx miles for a new 2015 Forester XT. Initially wanted a WRX, but figured the XT is give or take a WRX in an SUV body and I very much enjoy the extra cargo!
 

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I ordered a 2020 Touring to replace my 2019 Mustang GT. 😬 It’s been fun, it’s been fast and it’s been loud, but come Christmas the mustang will be gone. I have missed having four doors, I have missed being off of the ground and I’ve missed having a larger cargo area. I haven’t had any issues with the mustang, but it’s not a great daily driver. Before the mustang I had a 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. Lol.
 

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2006 Mercury Mountaineer. Loved that car as it was grandfathers who passed away. The car died back in early February after I put nearly 60k on it in 3 years. Lots of road trips during the spring and summer as I was a student.
When the time came I needed AWD and reliability which I knew was Subaru. That when I got my 19 Limited and haven’t looked back!
 

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Just got mine 2 days ago. It replaced a 2014 Toyota Tacoma. I left the house with the intention of buying a Crosstrek and immediatly was disappointed with the amount of storage/cargo space. I saw the Forester and decided it fit my needs.
 

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Ours replaced a 2004 Civic. It only had 120,000 miles on it and ran great - but our heavily salted winter roads had taken a toll. I couldn't keep the air filter screws from rusting through and had some issues with the suspension and rear drum brakes. When it started needing a new clutch, we decided to cut our losses. A clutch replacement is way above my pay grade and it was going to cost a grand to replace. Other car is a 2012 Honda Pilot, which we like a lot.
 

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I had a Citroen C1. Loved the little thing but it was declared total loss after a chain reaction collision (someone fixed her up though, it's still driving). So I went from one of the smallest cars out there to one of the largest ones I could buy; a Subaru Forester. And I love it, in particular the sun roof.
 

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My 2019 Subie replaced a 1992 Infiniti M30. It was a great car, but the car was beginning to show its age. Still ran perfectly though, but if something went wrong, I'd be worried about spare parts.

I feel like I came outa the stone age though.
 

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My 2020 Touring replaced a 2013 Honda Ridgeline Sport. Had not used it as a truck for a long time, and the DW had always liked a Forester, so we got one. Let go of the Ridgeline cause I wanted to keep my 12 Outback Premium.
Love them both.
I just replaced my '07 Ridgeline with a '19 Forester. I miss the Ridgeline like crazy some days, but it was my daily driver and it was way too big for just me and a few bags of groceries or the occasional passenger. Like you, I hadn't used the truck bed in quite some time. The Ridgeline engine had great power at any speed and it handled better than the Forester -- it was much more sure-footed at speed on twisty roads. I drove it like a sportscar. I am, however, much more comfortable around town, in parking lots, and on tight city streets in my Forester.
 

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A couple weeks ago I traded in my 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser with 80k miles for my first Subaru, a 2015 Forester 2.5i Premium with 53k miles.

I've always wanted an FJ and just got it only a year ago. Now with my divorce and child support for my son I would not be able to afford both payments. My son will always come first, bye bye FJ. I chose the Forester because it met the three criteria I was looking for: AWD or 4WD - I must be able to get to work even during a blizzard state of emergency, it must be safe - my son is in the car and the Forester is a top safety pick, and good gas mileage with the extended driving I'll be doing 90 minutes each way for visitations - FJ got 18 on the highway, Forester I've been getting 33.

Anyway that's my Subie story.
 

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I'm on my third Subaru now.

My '20 Forester Sport replaced an '18 Crosstrek. The Crosstrek is a great car, but for my physical needs, it was just a bit small. Getting in and out, seat support, those sorts of things. The Forester fits me. Love it !
My Forester reminds me of my '84 GL Wagon.... loved that car back in the day.
 

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Our '20 Forester Touring replaced a '10 Nissan Versa S Hatchback with 65K miles. The Nissan was a great car, but it had 2 recalled air bags and zero safety technology.
This is our first Subaru and we love it!
 
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