Subaru Forester was cross-over before
cross-over was cool! The '05 Forester
XS fits our needs perfectly. A sturdy
blend of wagon, car, and SUV makes this
offering a super value. Excellent
safety and gas mileage also make this
an attractive buy. The Forester wipes
the competition in handling. It can
out-corner and out-slalom anything else
in its class. The ride is
unbelieveably smooth and quiet. Honda
CR/V and Toyota Rav4 were noisey and
handled terribly. The Forester won our
business due to its low center of
gravity and total lack of body roll.
Seating position is optimum and the
most quality and comfortable seats I
have ever felt, and heated too.
Quiet, impeccable handling, smooth ride.
Incredibly comfortable heated seats.
Quality fit and finish interior.
Tons of handy storage compartments.
Full spare stowed onboard, not hanging
Excellent outward visibility all around.
5-speed manual maximizes available
Lose plastic exterior trim on rear
liftgate. It seems flimsy.
Replace with a rubberized closing grip
to aid in closing the rear door.
More power w/o having to add a turbo
would be nice.