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2005 Subaru Forester Wagon

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great car
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By chris
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Vehicle

2005 Subaru Forester Wagon X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

My wife and I love this car! We have the base 2.5 x and it has all of the basic features plus many safety features we wanted and is surprisingly quick. Performs really well. Only regret not getting a sunroof and the clutch is a little rough but overall a really solid, good looking SUV that is easy on the wallet.


Favorite Features

All wheel drive, air bags, anti lock breaks, 4 cylinder engine, CD player.


Suggested Improvements

Sun roof standard on all models.


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GREAT VEHICLE
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By 4TIRES
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2005 Subaru Forester Wagon X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I've had it for 2 months now and did some camping (therefore loaded it a lot) drove in hilly roads and so far, nothing to complain about! Great purchase, great handling, good power/weight ratio. Good feature too, the hill holder that prevent the vehicle from going backward on an inclined road (excellent when you are fully loaded in a very steep road at a traffic light).


Favorite Features

Hill holder, fog light, trunk mat.


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Buy it!
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By John
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2005 Subaru Forester Wagon X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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This car is great in snow , comfortable...gets great gas mileage and has ample horsepower. One of the best all around cars.....It weighs in at over 3000 lbs so is not dimunitive. Highly reccommend for safety, fun and value.


Favorite Features

Smooth shifting, great acceleration


Suggested Improvements

Seats could be a little more comfortable


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EPA Mileage Joke
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By Bluepassion
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2005 Subaru Forester Wagon X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I love my Forester, but the mileage is horrible. After several road trips I am lucky to get 22 MPG. This I find unacceptable. I have been driving like a Grandpa as well. I also find the performance to be sluggish at high speed. I can only muster 108 MPH top end from this car. Pathetic. I will drive it and I am going to start driving it hard. I had hoped for a more economical vehicle. At this juncture I almost should have opted for the Honda.The only reason I dont go back to an Audi is the arrogant price.


Favorite Features

All wheel drive, great feel. Goes great in the bad weather!


Suggested Improvements

Better or more honest mileage rating. More power.


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Great Deal
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By The Analog Kid
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2005 Subaru Forester Wagon X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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This was my first car purchase, and for the money, gas mileage, performance, safety, and reliability I am very glad I bought the Forester. Great design, fun to drive, and great in the snow/ice/wet roads. The mountains are no match for this car and I have had no qualms or buyer's remorse. Lots of space, good for highway or city commute. I would recommend Subaru's college graduate program for it too. A lot of car for the money.


Favorite Features

Tan interior, all wheel drive, get-up-and-go, fun to drive.


Suggested Improvements

Standard armrest, better factory stereo, idle sounds rough, but still a solid car


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