2005 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
The Forest XT provides excellence in
almost every category w/o much
sacrifice. The turbo
provides excellent acc + other recent
improvements produces enough power at
2200rpm's to climb a 5% grade in 5th
gear w/o engine "lug-down,"
resulting in better gas mileage. So
far, my combind
highway/city gas milage has been
27.4mpg - highway almost 29. The XT /w
premium adds luxury to a
practical car. The "competition"
not offer comparable features,
performance, or handling: more
comparable to an
X3/Touareg/Freelander. More car for
Turbo/torque, premium pckg, low center
excellent handling, awd /w viscous-
center locking dif (only /w man trans -
auto has cntr trnsfr-clutch), crash
test scores + safety,
visibility, "Boxter" reliability record
Upgrades to hill-holder clutch
including turn-off switch,
gear on man trans (above
current 5th gear), updated steering
wheel /w climate and audio, stiffer
suspension, extra inch of clearance.
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