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