2006 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Good but not exciting

2006 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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Good but not exciting
By dereko on


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


I bought my 06 forester 3 years ago and after 46K miles I can't really complain. It always starts w/o hesitation and everything works like new. I have had the occasional engine hesitation; step on the gas slightly and it takes a second or two before it responds. I don't know if this is a electronic throttle or transmission bug. Needs more front shoulder and leg width. The center console will give your leg a mean cramp if you don't use the cruise control on drives over an hour. Backseat legroom is nil. Unfortunately, I'm starting to get the usual squeaks in and around the dash. It's overall a good vehicle but after 3 years it just hasn't grow on me.

Best Features

reliability, good visibility.

Worst Features

better mpg, terrible wind and road noise, a real spare tire, a colder a/c.
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