2005 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Disappointed
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2005 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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X Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Disappointed
By Drapley on

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

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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.

Favorite Features

Cargo area with cover

Suggested Improvements

Sturdier carpet, ridge around roof so when it rains the water doesn't drip.
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