Living in the desert is hard on batteries. Our 2015 Forester just experienced its first dead battery...lasted 3 3/4 years...unheard of in the desert. Sarah from PS Subaru rescued us on her lunch hour. Forward to the dealership. Jordan set up a new battery service for us AND put the gallon of ice cream that we had bought before all this started in the employee freezer. This is not how we planned to spend our day but Sarah and Jordan put a good spin on our dead battery experience. Thank you Palm Springs Subaru.
Very sporty, handles great
by Landry from Haverhill
January 29, 2019
Meets every need, roomy, drives great in snow, handles better than any suv I've driven. Look, design, USB portals, road side assistance, bluetooth, all great features
Customer Service, kindness, attention to detail and ease of conversation, added plus is quickly built trust as well as patience and efficiencies. I drove from San Diego to Palm Springs for the car I decided to purchase. All done over the phone and text messages with BERRY TURLEY. Amazing man, talk about going the EXTRA MILE! It didn't stop there. I had the pleasure of meeting BILL REYNOLDS in finance. Who would have thought the finance department and agreements wold be so enjoyable? Pretty sure I made some good friends in Palm Springs! I am so thrilled with the kindness, attention to detail and patience received from both Berry and Bill. I am actually considering driving to Palm Springs for car service! :)
Still getting to know the new vehicle, but happy!
by NewToSubaru from Howell, Michigan
January 3, 2019
This car is meeting all of my needs, with only a few minor tweaks needed from initial purchase - and the seller (a dealer) has been fair, friendly, and open to offering good service packages to accompany sale. Glad I found them through Cars.com filtering options.
Wow! Super impressed with the service I received yesterday! My "check engine" light came on, Juan Flores and Stacey Woodman fit me into the busy schedule quickly and went out of their way to loan me a car so I could run some errands. The service department completed the inspection, fixed the problem, and washed my car too!! It cost about 1/3 of what I was expecting to pay. My service experience couldn't have been any better!! Thank you!
Great car; excellent visability
by LynO from Boone, NC
January 30, 2019
This car is great for mountain roads and highway driving. Eyesight was a selling point when I purchased and recommend buying Starlink every year. Having that connection when something has happened is worth every cent. What sold me along with Eyesight was the visibility of the Forester and the interior room. I tested a CRV and the Forester and the Sub won hands down.
I am a senior senior who accepted an independent rating of a Subaru Forester as the best vehicle for me. At Palm Springs Subaru, Ron Ossea helped me satisfy that goal promptly, efficiently and cost effectively. He provided a preliminary overview of the Foresters features and a trial run. Palm Springs Subaru will follow this with a more comprehensive education and practice of the Foresters features.
by Katherine L. from Moscow, PA
December 1, 2018
This car is what just I was looking for! Although it's compact outside it's spacious inside, smooth to drive, steady, with all wheel drive.
My only complaint so far is it seems loud when starting and shifting speed significantly, so hopefully the engine isn't racing, but once you're at the same speed for ~15 or so seconds, it levels and quiets.
I'm very pleased with this purchase so far. Once I see it longer term through the winter I'll give an updated review.
Berry did a amazing job and got me the best deal possible!
by Jakedzzz from DealerRater.com
July 13, 2018
3.9 (41 reviews)
Berry took care of me from point A to Z. I would highly recommend Berry and the dealership to any of my friends and family.
First Forester, fourth subaru
by Space monkey from Omaha, NE
January 27, 2019
We needed a car with plenty of interior space to fit our dogs and camping gear, and wanted to be sure we would be ok in all kinds of terrain. The new forester sport checked all of the boxes. Comfy, gets us everywhere, and has all the features we need plus some we realized are nice.
The only thing we miss is a manual transmission. Come on America....
Congratulations to Cesar and the entire staff at PS Subaru.... Great environment, no pressure and no hassle...Will definitely recommend to friends and family.. Thanks Again
Bearing design problems.
by Davido from Columbus OH
January 14, 2019
We’ve own a 2003 and 2013 Foresters and both of them had extensive wheel bearing problems at around 40-60,000 miles, costing $1500 ea. Came to learn from a Subaru auto mechanic that Subarus have a design problem with bearing seals. We will not ownanother one in the future.
The Forester is exactly what we were looking for. Reasonably priced, very comfortable, efficient for its size, smooth driving, excellent performing. Upright seating fits a wide range of sizes and is great for tall drivers. Excellent rear seat space. Very, very, good cargo space access. The interior is well laid out. Controls are easy to reach and easy to understand. One more thing, the climate control system is fully up to handling Phoenix summer weather.
Positive: Very solid 4-wheel drive medium-size SUV. Great interior, wonderful visibility through large windows for safe turning, changing lanes and backing up. Handy rear video backup camera. Good traction for winters, even without snow tires. Eyesight package is a comforting feature, even for short local highway drives, since it helps keep you in pace with traffic without going over your set limit. Heated front seats are sweet.
Negative: Rubber pad on back bumper (part of winter package) seems to come unglued (body shops have reattached it twice). Plastic cowls (about 8" long) next to wipers on left and right sides of windshield rattle in the wind. Lacks low-oil indicator on dash display, so only way to know is to manually check oil level.
Full disclosure: My girlfriend owns it, but I drive it a lot. I find the 2017 Forester to be a pretty decent small SUV. I find it comfortable and fairly well-designed. I'm not a huge fan of CVTs but find it has enough pep when I need it. The dash is fairly well-organized and all critical controls are knobs and buttons rather than buried in the touch screen like some cars. A few things could be slightly better organized but these are minor details. The Subaru infotainment system is pretty lacking and the touch screen is buggy sometimes. They're behind the curve on this. But overall it's a decent car even if I'd like it more with a 6 speed manual.
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