2006 Subaru Forester Top Comparisons

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2006 Subaru ForesterReview
Alex writes:
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Love it. Diamond in the rough.

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sandy writes:
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The only thing thats missing is that car in my driveway

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2006 Subaru ForesterReview
David writes:
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We looked at this car and walked away. Badly worn interior and d mechanically questionable. Alarm went off h on the car and they did not even he ave the remote key to disable.

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2006 Subaru ForesterReview
Greg writes:
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These second generation Foresters are jewels... reliable, easy to see out of, extremely practical, stylish in a cool dorky way... especially the XT which is now holding or going up in value, in particular the manuals.

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2006 Subaru ForesterReview
Joan writes:
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They advertised it as 12K miles and $4700 and I sent 2 emails about it and never heard back from anyone .....next day it had 120K miles and was marked $61,000!

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2006 Subaru ForesterReview
David writes:
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There the same price as a bmw x5 and the bmw is way better

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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X L.L. Bean EditionReview
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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

Pros: Goes through snow anywhere.

Cons: Not the greatest gas mileage.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XReview
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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

Pros: Safe, smooth, comfortable, roomy

Cons: Not a fast car

15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium PackageReview
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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

Pros: Great ride. Super smooth engine. Very comfortable interior.

Cons: Some rattles. Drivers seat could use more lumbar support.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful.
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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT LimitedReview
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Hooked On Subaru! — I spent 6 months looking for this used beauty! Turbo charged, sun roof, leather, heated seats. Routine maintenance is easy. Beautiful appearance. Easy to pick out in a crowd. 24 mpg average. 30+ highway mileage. Hubby is jealous of it. He's always taking it for errands.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: sun roof, turbo, leather, and heated seats were what I had to have!

Cons: A little noisy, but the benefits outweigh the drawbacks.

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Reviews From Other Years

2021 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Guru9BL31T

This is the best car I’ve ever purchased I’m highly satisfied with my 2021 Subaru Forrester sport that I purchased here and Denver Colorado that’s a great reliable car. Subaru All the way Read More

Review By Michael

Just love it and good for the money. It is my first Subaru. Read More

2020 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Suebguru

Love love loved it! Once you drive it you will buy it. Read More

Review By GuruG12D9

It did extremely well in the test drive and especially in some deep snow. 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 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

Review By Guru9DQZ4S

High mileage considering the year of the car. Drone good but noisy motor or poor insulation. Car has some minor scratches and dings. Price is a bit high and non-negotiable. 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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