2006 Subaru Forester Top Comparisons

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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

15 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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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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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium PackageReview
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Subaru Forester 2.5 Turbo 2006 — The sports car of off-roaders,best of both worlds,0-100km/h in 6.9sec.240km/h top speed.top notch brakes and handling,after 110000 km no breakdown or repairs needed,amasing off-road capibilities,bit heavy on fuel when driven hard,expensive service bills.

Pros: Performance on and off road

Cons: None

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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XReview
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Subaru Forester — Great car! I amazed some serious Jeep fans in the sands of Mosambiek - comment: how did you get up here? In that!? Great buy, serious reliability and a fun drive. Good boot space, and although the handgear is fun, automatic works better on sand and mud. Looks is "understated elegance", the new edition has more in that department.

Pros: Great all-rounder

Cons: Low range not low enough for real off-road

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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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