2005 Subaru Forester User Reviews

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    2005 Subaru Forester XT Premium Package Review
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    65

    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 X Review
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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 X Review
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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 XT Review
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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 XT Review
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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. Bean Review
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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 XT Review
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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 Package Review
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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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    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 X Review
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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

    2015 Subaru Forester Reviews

    Overall, I Love The Car But Very Disappointed With The Oil Issue. By Patti

    I bought this car after having my last car for nine years - I was excited about having a new car; my first Subaru. That excitement was diminished very quickly when I had to add oil to it with only 1... Read More

    Fun, Efficient, And Surprisingly Sporty Family/multi-use Car. By akrohn2010

    This is a recent purchase, so will update with new impressions once we have them. So far impressed with the car's comfort, space, handling, visibility, and efficiency. Comparable MPG and practicality ... Read More

    2014 Subaru Forester Reviews

    Crap By migration_bobdavis73

    I like everything about the car but the engine and it's oil consumption problem. It is crap!!!! Subaru is ignoring its customers oil consumption problems. DO NOT BUY A SUBARU!!! I don't know how to... Read More

    Perfect Commuter Car That Is Great For Those Off-road Weekends. By coloradosubaru

    Loved the comfort, roominess, great gas mileage, rugged upholstery and dash, great sound. Performs great in snow, off-road, freeway, commuting. Amazing what you can fit when you lay down the backsea... Read More

    2013 Subaru Forester Reviews

    Great Family Car By pilotstevek

    This is a great family car with AWD capability. It handles well in the snow or on dry pavement. The engine is designed with color-coded items for people to self-maintain the car. The towing capacity i... Read More

    2012 Subaru Forester Reviews

    Wonderful Car! By Alfred520

    This car has been very reliable and fun to drive. I would recommend this car to anyone who needs a comfy car with room for kids and groceries. I love the way that it runs in the winter it kept us sa... Read More

    2012 Forester 2.5 By JPSaleeby

    Have managed to put 15K on it in less than a year. No maintenance issues, but did have to replace the rear brake light lens as it was fogged up. Overall is a great daily driver and people hauler. U... Read More

    2011 Subaru Forester Reviews

    Good Car By olepolar

    Like most in this car. Personally, I have taken for a test drive a few Subarus at the dealership. The new 2014 are great feel but NOT at all different from 2011 and I like the interior accessories MUC... Read More

    Love My Subaru By moverover

    First time Subaru owner and loved it; we received great advice/support from Associated Sales in Marshfield and Kocourek in Schofield. This car was used for daily commuting and we never had a backache.... Read More

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