2005 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: 2005 Forester Ultimate Crossov

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2005 Forester Ultimate Crossover
By rbidasio on


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


Subaru Forester was cross-over before
cross-over was cool! The '05 Forester
XS fits our needs perfectly. A sturdy
blend of wagon, car, and SUV makes this
offering a super value. Excellent
safety and gas mileage also make this
an attractive buy. The Forester wipes
the competition in handling. It can
out-corner and out-slalom anything else
in its class. The ride is
unbelieveably smooth and quiet. Honda
CR/V and Toyota Rav4 were noisey and
handled terribly. The Forester won our
business due to its low center of
gravity and total lack of body roll.
Seating position is optimum and the
most quality and comfortable seats I
have ever felt, and heated too.

Best Features

Quiet, impeccable handling, smooth ride. Incredibly comfortable heated seats. Quality fit and finish interior. Tons of handy storage compartments. Full spare stowed onboard, not hanging off tailgate. Excellent outward visibility all around. 5-speed manual maximizes available power.

Worst Features

Lose plastic exterior trim on rear liftgate. It seems flimsy. Replace with a rubberized closing grip to aid in closing the rear door. More power w/o having to add a turbo would be nice.
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