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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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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XReview
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2nd Time Owner And Still Love It. — The best car I have owner for reliability, performs great, economical compared to the v8 I used to own.

Pros: everything is great

Cons: a bit small for 6 foot 3 person but managable

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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X L.L. Bean EditionReview
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My Dream Car - How I Miss It! — It's like they say, better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. That is literally how I fell about this car. When I was driving it the slogan "Love, it's what makes a Subaru a Subaru" always used to pop into my head because I truly LOVED this car. And I miss it so much. I wish I still had it. I feel so bad about it's fateful end. But at the same time it saved my boyfriend's life and I am so grateful for that. More than once actually. The functionality cannot be beat. And the reliability... wow. I didn't know you could buy a used car that is so reliable. Damn... still makes me sad to think that it's gone... and that now I have a car that's reliability does not even touch my Subie's. RIP my friend.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I LOVED this car. Drives and handles like a car in a compact SUV body. Functional in so many ways, from cargo space to room for my dog and snowboards. The features are so great! The heated leather seats are great, and the sun/moon roof is huge and fantastic. The LL Bean is the way to go. The wood accents look really nice and give a luxurious feel. But the car has sufficient power to be a fun drive too! And with the black paint and dark tinted windows it didn't look like a mommy wagon as some might think. I miss this car. SO RELIABLE! NEVER had ONE issue with this car. Just great.

Cons: Really not many. If I wanted to be picky I'd say give it 6 cylinders instead of 4, with the same size. The handling for an SUV is great, but I also drove an Outback of the same year and it had better handling and power. But man, what a functional, efficient and most of all reliable car!

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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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Really link how vehicle handled. Excellent room and cargo area
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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited Review
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same as 2.5x just with tyrbo and a few bells and whistles
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great car.
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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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