2005 Subaru Forester Top Comparisons

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2005 Subaru Forester XT Premium PackageReview
mikeball1994 writes:
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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

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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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2005 Subaru Forester XReview
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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.)

Pros: it goes anny where

Cons: none

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2005 Subaru Forester XReview
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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

Cons: Wagon

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2005 Subaru Forester XTReview
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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

Pros: Good and nice looking car

Cons: very good performance

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2005 Subaru Forester XTReview
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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!

Pros: Quick, reliable, AWD, turbo, durable

Cons: granola image, -5 to curb appeal

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2005 Subaru Forester XS L.L. BeanReview
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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!

Pros: huge sun roof

Cons: i don't get to drive it more!

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2005 Subaru Forester XTReview
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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.

Pros: 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.

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

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2005 Subaru Forester XT Premium PackageReview
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The Rally Wagon — A lot of fun on a curvy slippery road, but leather, panoramic roof, and navigation doesn't make up for the fact that it feels quite primitive.

Pros: Great fun to drive

Cons: Feels very cheap, and looks like a Susuki Liana

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2005 Subaru Forester XT Premium PackageReview
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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.

Pros: Handling, acceleration, Subaru AWD, gigantic sunroof

Cons: 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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2005 Subaru Forester XReview
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Great — Drives well, comfortable, reliable well built. Love the practicality

Pros: Grip, Running Costs,Subaru Quality and Reliability

Cons: I may have to sell it one day

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Reviews From Other Years

2021 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Guru9LMDYK

Car is very attractive and handles beautifully. The Touring Model has everything a driver could need, other than a few more years to figure out all the technology. Read More

Review By Guru9BL31T

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2020 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Guru9LQ2ZK

Smooth drive, easy handling and a very nice interior design Read More

Review By Robert

Gar is good value. This vehicle and brand hold value and are deoendable Read More

2019 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By boehmem

Excellent véhicule.excellente traction.Nouveau propriétaire dun forester commodité 2021.Tres bon équipement de série pour le prix.Bon confort du véhicule. Read More

Review By Guru9TL64F

Great value. Great price. Low mileage. Warranty remaining. Good people Read More

2018 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Guru9LLBC7

Nice looking car, but had several scratches in the paint. Disappointed that back hatch was not automatic. Worried that the car had been in an accident (totalled) and been issued an alternate title. ... Read More

Review By Guru9BHQF6

I have been lusting after the Subaru Forester for many years and am very happy with this model. Going back a few years put the Limited trim within our budget and given the reviews Im seeing on the new... Read More

2017 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By harold

The safety features were nice. The seats were firm and supportive. Compared to the car I have, the Forester felt cheap. The particular car I drove had a dent in the back bumper that the dealership did... Read More

Review By Guru9W1CVQ

Love this car. Like the Toyota highlander. Seat cooler needed. Read More

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