2009 Subaru Forester, Part Three

Why you should buy this car:
You are sickened by the sight of Chevy Suburban. You are a vegan who just loves Home Depot. You would sooner saw your right arm off with a rusty tree saw than vote Republican. Your wardrobe consists almost entirely of stuff made by Patagonia and The North Face. You are in an unconventional… » 3/12/08 12:00pm 3/12/08 12:00pm

2009 Subaru Forester, Part Two

Exterior Design: ***

The original Forester design sought to stuff an SUV into downscaled packaging more palatable to the food co-op set. The 2009 model abandons its predecessors' upright, boxy vibe for something closer to a streamlined crossover approach. Sleeker, yet still oozing functionality. And, of course, the… » 3/11/08 12:20pm 3/11/08 12:20pm

2009 Subaru Forester, Part One

Is it kismet? I suspect so, as over a few short weeks, a couple of themes have begun to emerge in our Jalopnik Reviews. First, Hardigree gets his hands on a Dodge Caliber SRT4 and loses a tire. Not two weeks later, I voyage to sublime Laguna Beach, and then to Catalina Island for some hoontastic off-roadin' in the 2009 … » 3/10/08 12:30pm 3/10/08 12:30pm

SEMA Show: Subaru Forrester Gets A Sporty Little Nose Job In the 2.5 X …

The knife was lifted, the bandages unwound, and here at SEMA in Vegas, we've seen the results of Subie's nose job — plus a bit of performance catalog love that made the production Forrester look ready n' willing to go rallying. Subie dropped the '07 model of the Sports 2.5X and XT showing off the JDM-inspired styling… » 11/02/06 7:26am 11/02/06 7:26am