Posts tagged Subaru Forester
Should I Buy a Used Subaru Forester?

I'm currently driving a Toyota Aurion Touring 2008 model on about 90,000km. I'm considering upgrading to a Subaru Forester petrol 2011 on 60,000km. The Subaru Forester is a five-star ANCAP-rated car (versus four stars for the Aurion) and the boxer engine and drive in the forrester feels good. Please can you give me your thoughts on the decision or otherwise to upgrade.

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Used Vehicle Pricing Question

Hi John,

I do listen regularly to you with Tim Webster and have also called. You do push Redbook for car prices, so I did. I was rather astonished at the value quoted for a 1998 Corolla hatch, $6770. No one in their right mind would pay that. I was thinking of starting at $4000. What say you?

The only thing wrong with the Corolla is it is low to get in and out of now that I am 68 years old, so we have bought a 2013 top of the range Forester (non turbo) CVT.

I spent 30 years doing automatics, so I was hesitant about the CVT, but after driving the Subaru, I was impressed. For peace of mind I put an extra 3 years warranty on it.

Sorry, I found your recommendation (Sportage) a bit claustrophobic and less vision around the vehicle than the Subaru. I also did 12 years of driving school, we all know vision is very important.

Bye for now,


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Which SUV Should I Buy?

Hi John, 

I really miss your segment on 2ue on Friday night, but since Murray left I don't listen. I have to buy a new car. It's very confusing! The ones I'd like your feedback on are:- Ford Falcon 4cyl. Ford Kuga, Mitsubishj ASX 2wd, Nissan Dualis. If the budget can stretch will consider Mazda 6 or Subaru Forester,

Look forward to hearing from you. Thank you so much.



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