2006 Subaru Forester User Reviews
2.5 XT Limited shown
- $8,121 - $10,488
- No trim specified for this review
- Very Good Small SUV, XT has 5sp Manual Trans, Good Performance
- Requires 91octane Gas, OE ("GeoSquealers") Tires, SAI Defects
Purchased As New
I've owned my '06 Forester XT and am writing this review 5+ years in with 64K miles total. I've been generally happy with the car. With a largely "city" driving profile, I've been getting 20MPG. I think I've seen 22MPG once or twice on LONG highway trips. I've replaced the OE "Geolandar" (squeal in parking garages) tires at 40K miles. Because this car has a turbo, I bought Subaru (factory) 7yrs/70kmi Added Security Gold when the original 3ys/36Kmi warranty ran out for something like $1K. THANK GOD. I ran into the (emissions control related) Secondary Air Injectors (both of them) FAILURE right after the 60K (major) maintenance. Without the ASG coverage that would have been a $3K repair. Buying a used XT with the SAI system? BEWARE of the potential for this EXPENSIVE repair. See subaruforester.org and search for threads on the P1410 error code. I don't live in heavy rain area, nor do I drive offroad and the SA Injectors failed anyway.
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