2005 Subaru Forester User Reviews

2005 Subaru Forester Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews

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Dani writes:
2005 Subaru Forester XT Review
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Everything

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Nothing much

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Performance, Handling, Reliability, It's Got It All! — It's a fantastic car to drive. With all the usual Subaru features. I've made a few modifications to it and it flies and is also a dream to drive. It's the best car I've ever owned and I have no plans of getting rid of it.

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mikeball1994 writes:
2005 Subaru Forester XT Premium Package Review
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It has amazing handling in the snow up in the Rockies and it has wonderful heated seats and a sun roof. It also has good power too it with the turbo and interooler so it can be a very fun car to drive around on windy roads.

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The only one is that my model is an automatic and I would prefer a manual but for an automatic it still does very well and doesn't try to shift up and down constantly as you go up hills.

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Quick Little Versatile Suv — I really enjoy everything about this little car. It is very fun to drive even just to work and around town and up here in the Rockies it has enough space in the back for anything I would want to bring with me for a little adventure like my ski's or bike ect. I would advise this to anyone who wants a small SUV. It is also very reliable as are all Subi's I have had or that family has had and it has great performance in this turbocharged model.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Perry writes:
2005 Subaru Forester XT Review
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Good and nice looking car

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very good performance

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Nice And Fast Car — Performance : nice acceleration , comfort, perfect stability, strong turbo characteristic Cost of owner ship : little bit high fuel consumption but stil reasonable., good durability for parts Fun factor : very nice looking windows without frame , Appereance : very macho looking with inter cooler scope for engine hood

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Austin writes:
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good in snow and spacious

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none

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Bad Ass — i love everything about the forester xt except for that it has a five speed instead of a six. i wish that subaru had made it more powerful put it does good. its a pretty fun car to drive. another down side to it is it poor braking

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Greg writes:
2005 Subaru Forester X Review
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Wagon

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The Forrie — Expensive on average but a great drive nonetheless. Well put together and great longevity. Fairly heavy beast but this is compensated with a 121kW donk, Fun Softroader, especially in Low Range, standard tyres are a bit of a problem but with the right grip its a hoot

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Alexander writes:
2005 Subaru Forester X Review
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Grip, Running Costs,Subaru Quality and Reliability

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I may have to sell it one day

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Great — Drives well, comfortable, reliable well built. Love the practicality

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Michael writes:
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it goes anny where

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none

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Good Gas Milage — the handling is great and the all wheel bracking is excelent it's a good all alarond car good gas milage. storage is good love that the back seats fold down if you have somethings that might need a little more room

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Kathy writes:
2005 Subaru Forester XS L.L. Bean Review
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huge sun roof

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i don't get to drive it more!

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Highest Security Rating In Its Class Since It Came Out! — Performance – acceleration, braking, handling Build Quality – has not needed repairs? no squeaks/rattles Appearance – both interior and exterior styling Cost of Ownership – no worries Fun Factor – Is this car fun to drive? Absolutely! And, if you need to go off road!? all wheel drive all the time! so much fun at the beach/on the beach!

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Monty writes:
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Performance, reliability, fun, 4wd

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Looks, fuel economy

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Whooohaaa — This is one of my favourite cars, awesome performance, reliability, and can do some offroading...

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Alexander writes:
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It is a subaru

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I may have to sell it one day

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Awesome — Love this car. It is powerful, comfortable and a great piece of machinery. Really reliable. Will definitely buy another 1

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2000 Subaru Forester Reviews

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2001 Subaru Forester Reviews

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2002 Subaru Forester Reviews

Good All Around Snow Car By wavesliderJ

Good all around car for commuting, carrying cargo, and driving in snow/offroad. Seat 4 comfortable or stores lots of cargo and gear inside or on the roof racks. Plenty of power and acceleration for ... Read More

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It has good acceleration, good for hill climbs. build quality sucks because it is expensive to maintain it. The parts are expensive and hard to find. Gas mileage is also expensive since it consume... Read More

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