2006 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Fun car but needs improvements

2006 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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2.5 X Premium Package Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 4-speed Automatic)

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Fun car but needs improvements!
By djenson on


2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Package 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


I live in NCW Washington and drive 30 miles to work and this winter have had many challenges with record snow, fog and ice. I love the all wheel drive and the heated seats. I have had problems with the 36000 warranty and with Subaru following up and fixing a quality control problem.

Best Features

Heated seats and the all wheel drive.

Worst Features

The front cloth fabric seats were replaced by dealer at 17000 miles because of fraying on seams. Within miles same problem again. Dealer pointed out 2 new 2008 cars on lot with same problem, stated it was Subaru's problem now. Many photos and calls, letters and emails later still no fix. Frustrating!
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