2005 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: After 1500 miles

2005 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
After 1500 miles
By Hamilton Coolidge on


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


Very satisfied overall. Comfortable, Excellent All wheel drive control in snow and slippery conditions. Very responsive steering, braking and acceleration. Many interior storage opportunities, no waste space. Full size spare tire. Interior lighting excellent. Tail gate easy to operate. Good storage space.

Best Features

Comfortable seats, easily adjustable. Excellent ride, not too soft or too stiff. Very responsive to control.

Worst Features

Rear seat leg room poor. Odometer hard to read, poorly located. Side mirror position control. Poor ignition key operation - too stiff infrequently. Remote locking device too sensitive.
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