Thursday, August 25, 2005

SUBARU FORESTER: First Impressions

Hmmm. Bigger and less chunky on the outside. Almost handsome in the deep burgundy of my tester. Suspension seems softer than before on first drive. Interior has richer look to it, though. Love the cream and brown shades.

First Forester struck me as the hot rod of mini-SUVs because it handled well in the corners and could actually accelerate with some enthusiasm. The new Forester definitely does not engender a similar impression. But we've got a week to drive it and see what happens.