By Drapley on
2005 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
I owned a 1998 Forester, and when it went up at 150,000 miles I had no hesitation at buying another. I feel that the 2005 is not as good as my 1998. Already the carpet on the driver side has a big tear (thin carpet), the windows rattle, and the compressor in my ac just went up. And the transmission doesn't shift smoothly. I'll be shopping around for a new manufacturer when this one goes up.
Cargo area with cover
Sturdier carpet, ridge around roof so when it rains the water doesn't drip.