Last post on Feb 07, 2009 at 11:01 AM
You are in the Subaru Forester
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Subaru Forester, Nissan Versa, Honda Fit, Car Comparisons, Hatchback, SUV
Jan 12, 2009 (10:15 am)
If you trade up to a Forester you won't regret it - ours is just the right size. Roomy enough inside but still compact outside.
Here's a funny factoid - the Forester is shorter overall than a Chevrolet Cobalt coupe! Yet inside it feels mid-sized.
The Forester is also shorter than an Impreza sedan, FWIW.
#16 of 17 RE: Versa or Forester - Forester Fit combo! [jacksan1]
Feb 05, 2009 (9:06 pm)
A Forester & a Fit - that is exactly the combo I am aiming for with projected new car purchases over the next 2-3 years! Nice to know it has worked well for you.
We currently have 03 Forester 5 spd & an 04 Audi A4 (CVT non Quattro). Forester mileage is consistantly 23-25 city & 28-32 highway. Overall about 27 with 75% urban driving. The A4 gets about 27-29 city & 32-36 highway (with pretty tame driving & mid-grade fuel not premium). I would estimate lifetime average of 30 mpg with 70% urban driving. I find that pretty amazing given its get up & go factor!
If the original poster wants a best of all worlds,(comfortable, sporty, AWD & relatively small) consider an 08 A4 Quattro. You would get the safety of AWD & mileage that is not too far from what some Fit owners report. The potential drawback to the Audi is that it tends to be less reliable than Subie, but probably is as good or better than the Versa. Our A4 has been pretty trouble free for 55K, but not as trouble free as our Subie at 48K..
#17 of 17 RE: Versa or Forester - Forester Fit combo! [204meca]
Feb 07, 2009 (11:01 am)
While I agree that the Audi A4 is a nice vehicle, somehow I doubt too many people cross-shop the A4 with the Versa (or Forester for that matter).