2006 Subaru Forester User Reviews
2.5 XT Limited shown
- $8,121 - $10,488
- No trim specified for this review
- AWD; crash-test ratings;nice-looking, I guess; my dogs like it
- A bunch, involving ride, power, convenience, utility, quality
I don't like this car. The ride is rough; acceleration is sluggish (downright dangerous when A/C is on); shift points seem strange, with a second-gear blip that sounds troubling, regardless of what the dealer says, and a reluctance to downshift automatically into first gear when slowing to a stop; there are rattles I can't stop, or even pinpoint; cargo space has turned out to be less than I needed, though that's my fault for overestimating it; cubbyhole storage is too small and weirdly configured, with nearly useless, shallow cupholders; interior quality is having trouble standing up to an energetic West Highland white terrier; mileage isn't good, though it's no worse than advertised; window tint is lame (and what's with the puny sun visors?); automatic climate control is...well, I don't know what it is, but I can't get comfortable; same goes for the driving position, despite constant fiddling with the power seat and steering wheel; the heated seats are a joke....
The list goes on, because I find new things to dislike about this car every day. It's not that it's a terrible product, but it's a terrible fit for me. Makes me long for my '98 Accord, which ran more smoothly and quietly, even with 160,000 miles on it. My advice: Take a several-hundred-mile trip in a Forester before you buy one, if possible. Had I done that, I know I would have bought something else.
I REALLY don't like this car.
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