Join Date: Apr 2016
Car Year: 2016
Car Model: Forester 2.5 Premium
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
New Owner: 2016 Forester Premium, CVT
I used this forum for some info prior to purchase. Then I bought 2016 Forester Premium with CVT. I ran into some problem with forum registration, so I had to sign up again.
I was choosing between between Forester and Honda CR-V. I chose Forester for the drive and value.
After driving for 1 week, pluses are: multi-function display provides useful info; stereo system with bluetooth; excellent visibility; very smooth CVT transmission; no issue with power and acceleration; good mileage (I'm getting 27 mpg in California rush hour highway traffic).
Negatives are: wind noise at highway speed; rear gate is hard to close; door open warning light does not differentiate door vs rear gate; rear seat safety belt buckles fall into the seat cushion so child has difficulty buckling; spare is not full size (which I knew prior to purchase).
Look forward to having the Forester for years to come; and I hope this car will be reliable and trouble-free.