2006 Subaru Forester Top Comparisons

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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
Candy writes:
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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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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT LimitedReview
Bruce writes:
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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 LimitedReview
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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 XReview
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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?

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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XReview
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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 XReview
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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.

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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT LimitedReview
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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

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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT LimitedReview
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My Suby — Great car, just needed to change the tyres as the tyres it comes with are quite nosiy on the road. Great build quality, lovely to drive, lots of power and turbo gives it grunt. Easy for my dogs to get in and out of the back too!

Pros: great to drive

Cons: has to have most expensive petrol

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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XReview
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Go Buy It! — I wish I got the 6 cylinder. I like a fast take off, but this is good, but I feel like I might hirt it if I take off to fast before waitng for it to get into gear. The wind noise thru the windows is loud but if you turn on the radio it's okay. Everything else I love. The curtain cover for the "trunk" storage area rattles but only because it is a roll up retractible kind. Gas mileage is great, it hasd a 13 gallon tank and I can go 288 miles (in town and about 50 highway) on a tank. It has lots of big windows which I love so my view isn't restricted as it shouldn't be when you are driving.

Pros: Great small active family car.

Cons: Wind noise (but only the cheapy model)

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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Jean

Looks great, runs great, and has many wonderful features! Love this car! Read More

Review By Guru9K695R

It is a outback that I bought. Subaru outback limited. Excellent car!- well pleased with it so far. Has all the bells and whistle‘s that you need, lots of very good technology also. I highly would rec... Read More

2021 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Guru9NRGJH

Its priced way to high I can buy a 2022 for the price there asking Read More

Review By Rowell

Great in winter driving and reliable to maintain Also Read More

2020 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Guru9P1PVC

I think it’s an outstanding car look forward to getting one reliable for the future and it has all the accessories you would need and safeties Read More

Review By elmcpa

Has a good ride. Loaded with safety features. Read More

2019 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By jphaver

The Premium model I bought is Subaru certified, which saved me some work, and the Forester gets high ratings from Consumer Reports both for reliability and driver satisfaction. Add to this its high... Read More

Review By Guru9K5MNF

The dark line I. The windshield is caused by your lights. I had my new forester 5 days. I could not drive at night. The lights point below your hood instead of radiating upwards. Brutal going downh... Read More

2018 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Guru98FD58

Great options but missing 6 speed standard shift as standard. Read More

Review By Guru98SK4N

Overall the forester locked ok. The problem I hade was the engine. It sounded totally worn out with only 80 5oo km on it. Looks like bad maintenance by the previous owner. Not worth the money. Read More

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