2005 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Be Aware of the TURBO !!!

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Be Aware of the TURBO !!!
By marcel on


2005 Subaru Forester XT AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Great practical vehicle for snowy regions, comfortable and easy to drive. Blends into traffic, and surprises everyone with it's eat my dust acceleration. Extremely maneuverable once you get used to the car's power, and breaking abilities, but start SLOWLY as the turbo power will really overwhelm you! Install a remote starter and your winter mornings will feel very cozy, with heated, seats, mirrors, and wipers. I drive alone most of the time, so removing the passanger, and rear headrests greatly improved visibility, which you need in order to handle the turbo in traffic. GREATEST ALL AROUND VEHICLE FOR THE PRICE.

Best Features

Turbo power, heated seats, heated mirrors, heated winshield wipers, six cd changer, dashboard storage compartment, overhead storage for sunglasses, short doors that open wide without hitting nearby cars, high seating position for good visibility. High grade materials and build quality

Worst Features

Heated seating area should cover the whole seat, not just the center. Gas filler should be on the driver side. Fill-ups get irritating when you have to figure which car you are driving, in order to avoid "U" turns inside gas stations (for multiple vehicle owners only).
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