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

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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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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.

mikeball1994
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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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Chris writes:
2005 Subaru Forester XT Review
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Quick, reliable, AWD, turbo, durable

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granola image, -5 to curb appeal

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Forester Xt In 2005 — Really great all-around car for getting to and from the mountains in Colorado. Subaru build quailty, AWD, turbo, and plenty of room. Basically a de-tuned, tall 2004 WRX STi, without all the glamor. Change the exhaust system, intercooler, turbo, and add an access port, change the suspension, and you have a WRX STi!

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David writes:
2005 Subaru Forester XT Review
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Does what it says on the tin. Loads of room for kids and their clobber. More fun off road - especially sand-  than many will credit thanks to dual range 'box.

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80s dash, some find it a challenge. No diesel option. Brakes not quite powerful enough considering power/weight.

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Good Fun All Round And Reliable Load Lugger. — This car has done many miles over all types of terrain. Tough, reliable and fuss free.

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Mike writes:
2005 Subaru Forester XT Premium Package Review
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Handling, acceleration, Subaru AWD, gigantic sunroof

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Premium fuel, had to build my own iPod connector, and I'm sure it's the car's fault that one time that I locked the keys in it with the engine running.

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Couldn't Be Happier — This car's been great. Hope to get a good 10 years out of it at least. It's been everything we wanted. Good amount of space for the dog, and now for the kid. Fantastic for snowy Minnesota (and Michigan) winters.

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Alexander writes:
2005 Subaru Forester X Review
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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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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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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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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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2011 Subaru Forester Reviews

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2010 Subaru Forester Reviews

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2009 Subaru Forester Reviews

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