2005 Subaru Forester
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Love Subaru

by from Lansing, NY on August 31, 2017

I am a fan of Subaru and this is the second one I have owned. They are a very reliable car and last a very long time. I still have the first one that I bought, a Legacy wagon, that I purchased with...
I am a fan of Subaru and this is the second one I have owned. They are a very reliable car and last a very long time. I still have the first one that I bought, a Legacy wagon, that I purchased with 113,000 miles on it and it now has over 200,000 and is till going.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transportingfamily

Does recommend this car!!

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Street Legal Tank

by from Bradford on August 24, 2017

My 01 forester was an absolute beast of a vehicle. Got through 2 feet of snow without breaking a sweat and was always a blast to drive. Definitely recommend buying one if you're thinking about it. It...
My 01 forester was an absolute beast of a vehicle. Got through 2 feet of snow without breaking a sweat and was always a blast to drive. Definitely recommend buying one if you're thinking about it. It will not disappoint.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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My 2005 Subaru Forester does not disappoint

by from Aurora on August 21, 2017

This car fits my needs perfectly. It has generous head and leg room. The heated seats, storage spaces, cup holders, smooth quiet ride, rear cargo space, comfortable seats and large windows equal a ha...
This car fits my needs perfectly. It has generous head and leg room. The heated seats, storage spaces, cup holders, smooth quiet ride, rear cargo space, comfortable seats and large windows equal a handy car that is pleasant to drive.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Love this car XT super fast

by from middletown NJ on August 1, 2017

Love this car XT super fast lots of room the AWD is incredible.this is my daily driver it has everything you need and more. I would buy another one in a second.
Love this car XT super fast lots of room the AWD is incredible.this is my daily driver it has everything you need and more. I would buy another one in a second.
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Reliable, safe and fun!

by from NC on June 14, 2017

Besides being rated as one of the safest cars on the road, I love the classic styling and great visibility, especially through the rear view mirror/back windows. It drives like a charm on mountain roa...
Besides being rated as one of the safest cars on the road, I love the classic styling and great visibility, especially through the rear view mirror/back windows. It drives like a charm on mountain roads and has been a life saver when moving--the car can hold an amazing amount of stuff! Subaru Forester will be my sidekick for many years to come.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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All wheel drive is the best

by from Sioux Falls, SD on April 23, 2017

Subaru, quality, and all wheel drive. Never get stuck in the snow, ever! The H4 4cylinder boxer engine is very powerful and fuel efficient and heated seats really keep out the cold.
Subaru, quality, and all wheel drive. Never get stuck in the snow, ever! The H4 4cylinder boxer engine is very powerful and fuel efficient and heated seats really keep out the cold.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Multitool of Cars!

by from Home of the Bug Eaters! on April 6, 2017

There ain't nuttin this 4 door , hatchback,all wheel drive, turbo charged super machine can't do. City , suburbia, country or wilderness. I dare anyone to a challenge to find a car with better over a...
There ain't nuttin this 4 door , hatchback,all wheel drive, turbo charged super machine can't do. City , suburbia, country or wilderness. I dare anyone to a challenge to find a car with better over all funtionality.
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Purchased a new car

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Does recommend this car!!

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Good but major rust issue

by from Montreal, Qc on March 18, 2017

I have a Subaru Forester 2.5xs 2005. It is a very good car especially during the winter but there are major rust issue. The rust is apparent in the inside and the outside. So maintenance is a must for...
I have a Subaru Forester 2.5xs 2005. It is a very good car especially during the winter but there are major rust issue. The rust is apparent in the inside and the outside. So maintenance is a must for future buyers.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car!!

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Do Your Research first

by from Denver, CO on October 26, 2015

Many of the good reviews here are owners that are embarrassed to admit that they were wrong. BEWARE!! The Foresters from 98-2009 are good for about 60-70k miles, then the problems come, with head gas...
Many of the good reviews here are owners that are embarrassed to admit that they were wrong. BEWARE!! The Foresters from 98-2009 are good for about 60-70k miles, then the problems come, with head gaskets. We've had 3 in the family and all eventually get there. If you don't believe me, just Google Forester Head Gasket problems. Very disappointed at Subaru as they will not do a recall, for 10+ years they have known about the problem. If you go ahead and buy one, don't say I didn't warn you..... I can't wait for all the owners who gave a good report to do a follow-up review, not to mention..still uses rubber timing belt, there goes more money....please do your research before buying.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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My second Subaru

by from Germany on August 14, 2015

Traded my 1997 Subaru Legacy Wagon for the Forester Automatic, i like the quiet ride and the smooth transmission, leather-seats are nice to have, the AC is ice cold. I used to be a Volvo-lover, but i ...
Traded my 1997 Subaru Legacy Wagon for the Forester Automatic, i like the quiet ride and the smooth transmission, leather-seats are nice to have, the AC is ice cold. I used to be a Volvo-lover, but i like the Subaru too. I've only got this car for a few days now, so let's see.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

Does recommend this car!!

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