the Mc­Col­lam fam­ily

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Cover Story -

SUBARU’s Forester, the sales leader in the seg­ment, at­tracted the Mc­Col­lam fam­ily for sev­eral rea­sons. Neil, 47, and Me­gan, 41, needed to find some­thing eas­ier to drive than the long-serv­ing Toy­ota HiLux dual-cab that also ac­com­mo­dated grow­ing daugh­ters Sarah and Kate.

The Forester is a flex­i­ble and efficient pack­age that still en­ables the fam­ily to get off sealed roads in rel­a­tive com­fort.

‘‘I was look­ing at a Kluger but fuel prices played a good part in the de­ci­sion to go with the Subaru,’’ Neil says. ‘‘The all­wheel drive was an­other rea­son we went to a Forester. In some of the oth­ers it was not al­ways on the en­try-level model. We’ve put that to good use as well.’’

The fam­ily al­ready had Subaru ex­pe­ri­ence — Me­gan spends her time in an Im­preza wagon — and the Forester’s cabin suited the fam­ily’s re­quire­ments per­fectly.

‘‘The kids are more com­fort­able in the back of the Forester,’’ Neil says. ‘‘There’s more space for them than in the old HiLux. The cargo space is not as much but it’s now cov­ered.

‘‘It’s been a good move. We can get on the dirt but have a good city car.’’ Good move: The McCol­lams are happy they switched to

the Subaru Forester

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