2005 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Issues-Cold weather fuel smell

2005 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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XT Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 4-speed Automatic w/Premium Package)

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Issues-Cold weather fuel smell
By Mary W on


2005 Subaru Forester XT AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)


I purchased the car used at 30K. With Subaru reputation I wanted one. Bought a turbo because I love to drive! I've been disappointed with the fuel mileage, but felt it was a price to be paid for the performance, which I love! There have been minor integrity issues that are very annoying; fuel door latch and the dashboard glove box latch broken. Glove box expensive to fix...the entire unit has to be replaced, about $160, not nice. However what might take me to another mfg. is the cold weather fuel problem. Strong gas smell in cold weather; no recall on it, but because it is a turbo the fix is about $800!!! Very disappointed.

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Recall for the fuel problem. It is a design issue.
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