2005 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Love this car, but...

2005 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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Love this car, but...
By kmcglynn on


2005 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


We love our 2005 Forester! It is a ton of fun to drive, and the leatherette interior with heated seats is very good for all of the bad weather we have here in the Pacific Northwest. This is one of the better quality SUVs for the money and the AWD is great!! However I do have one small issue with it. We barely hit 80k miles on our Forester and we already need to get the head gaskets replaced, which have set us back another $2,000. This has been the only problem with the car and it is running perfectly other than this issue, however we did some research and it is a HUGE problem with Subaru engines throughout the lineup. If you can get over that though, this car is definitely worth the money!!

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Love the sound system, the AWD, leatherette seats, all weather package with heated seats and wipers, interior space, and the roof rack.

Worst Features

Subaru needs to improve their head gaskets!!!
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