2006 Subaru Forester User Reviews

2006 Subaru Forester Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 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: 4.8 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

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PROS
"ride" 8 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Catie writes:
2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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Safe, Durable, Affordable.

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Everyone has one?

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Best Car I Have Owned Yet. — This car has saved my life more than once. The AWD and intuitive braking system makes it a walk in the park to drive, especially here in Oregon, where water can freeze over night, even in the summer! I definitely wish that the fabric on the inside wasn't tan, having 2 dogs, and constantly hauling things from one side of town to the other makes it pretty hard to keep the seats clean. The Forester has very little maintenance. Have had to get a few tires replaced, due to normal wear, and the oil changed, but other than that, it runs like a dream. I need to get her in for the works soon, as its been about a 2 years since shes had it done. The car is extremely fun to drive. I feel safe, and in control at all times. Plus the sounds system that came stock with it isn't too shabby either! I would recommend this car to anyone in the market for a safe, fun, affordable and LONG LASTING car. I know my children will be learning to drive in this one when the time comes.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bruce writes:
2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited Review
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5

Pros

It's a subaru, power and handling in one

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heavy on gas

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Forester All The Way — Performace - acceleration is exellent Build Quality - Good, stong, no clutter on the dash instrument panel only important information Apperance - front aggressive look, looks hide whats under the hood CO- not bad, heavy on gas if driving fast Fun Factor - excellent to drive all the time. Excellent off road capabilities, can go any where a 4x4 vehicle can go.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Under_ware writes:
2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition Review
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5

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Goes through snow anywhere.

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Not the greatest gas mileage.

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Subaru=love — Got a really great deal on this low mileage later model Subaru. Went from Mo. to Ny. at Christmas time. From Mo to Washington state. Still going no service. Due for an oil change. Couldn't ask for a better all around car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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foxinboots writes:
2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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4

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Safe, smooth, comfortable, roomy

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Not a fast car

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Perfect Car For Family Adventures — I love this car. It's smooth and supe low maintenance. Never had a single trouble with it. Only one previous owner who took excellent care of it. This car is super spacious, has roof racks and has 3 car chargers so I loved to go camping in it. Manual transmission and just the fact that it's Subaru means it handles ice and snow beautifully. Excellent gas mileage for its size, and a perfectly excellent car overall.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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bcos writes:
2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Package Review
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Great ride. Super smooth engine. Very comfortable interior.

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Some rattles. Drivers seat could use more lumbar support.

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Hoping To Feel The Love — Bought a 2006 in 2013 with 51000 miles on it for $13,500. The CarFax showed religious dealer maintenance by the previous owner. It looks and drives ( but doesn't smell) like a new car. I'm banking on the reputation of Subaru owners loving their cars for having a used car that has not been neglected. Test drove newer -2009-2011 models and found the prior model year to have a better looking interior. The newer models had more plastic and had, IMHO, an inferior sound system as far as sound quality. That was a deal-breaker for me. This is a practical car. If you are looking for performance, sexy styling or speed, keep looking. I am a father of 2 kids with a big dog and like to play outdoors. This is a great car for me.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tim writes:
2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited Review
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Performance, space

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£400 pa car tax

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An Impreza Wrx By Any Other Name — I didn't buy it for its looks but it aint that bad, but it goes like stink, has lots of room, nice leather seats and is a real sleeper. Great workhorse - my boat fits on the roof and the outboard in the boot.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matt writes:
2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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handling and acceleration

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the rims hold water, not too stylish.

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Yeah.... — Acceleration is great and it handles like a dream, no problems with it yet, got some normal nicks and scratches from driving and using the car, wish it was better on gass but 21-23 MPG isnt bad and its absolutly fun to drive.

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

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Alex writes:
2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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5 speed.

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Nothing

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Tuner With Room — Solid car, well built, lots of room without sacrificing performance. Strong engine, 5 speed clutch. Fast and good aftermarket support. Cheap to maintain, subaru parts are easy to find. Very fun to drive, offroad, cruise, anything and everything. Perfect for the family oriented tuner.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sean writes:
2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited Review
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Spacious. Well equipped. Lots of power

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A bit heavy on fuel

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A Lot Of Fun To Drive And Can Be Used On Almost Any Terrain — Lots of power. Turbo lag is minimal. Very comfortable. Performs just as well off road as on road. Well equipped. A bit heavy on fuel if you drive a little more spirited than normal. A dream on the open road.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Antonie writes:
2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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Great all-rounder

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Low range not low enough for real off-road

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Subaru Forester — Great car! I amazed some serious Jeep fans in the sands of Mosambiek - comment: how did you get up here? In that!? Great buy, serious reliability and a fun drive. Good boot space, and although the handgear is fun, automatic works better on sand and mud. Looks is "understated elegance", the new edition has more in that department.

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2000 Subaru Forester Reviews

Sturdy Practical Car That I Can Depend On To Get Me Where I Need To Go! By 1pneD

It's not a sports car..lol BUT...it will take me where I need to go. Riding on the beach is a breeze. Pulling my trailer with a commercial mower didn't bog it down and pulling the boat was an easy rid... Read More

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2001 Subaru Forester Reviews

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Use this Subaru to get off the beaten trail every once and a while. With excellent all-weather performance and all-wheel drive this wagon can take you to the hills or rivers and bring you back in comf... Read More

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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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