By The Analog Kid on
2005 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
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.
Tan interior, all wheel drive, get-up-and-go, fun to drive.
Standard armrest, better factory stereo, idle sounds rough, but still a solid car