2006 Subaru Forester User Reviews

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    2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition Review
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    75

    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.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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    2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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    85

    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

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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    2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Package Review
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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.

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    2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited Review
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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.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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    2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited Review
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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

    Pros: It's a subaru, power and handling in one

    Cons: heavy on gas

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    2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited Review
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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

    Pros: Spacious. Well equipped. Lots of power

    Cons: A bit heavy on fuel

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    2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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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

    Pros: Safe, Durable, Affordable.

    Cons: Everyone has one?

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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    2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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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

    Pros: 5 speed.

    Cons: Nothing

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    2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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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.)

    Pros: handling and acceleration

    Cons: the rims hold water, not too stylish.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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    2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited Review
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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

    Pros: Performance, space

    Cons: £400 pa car tax

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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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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