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2006 Subaru Forester

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 25/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2006 Subaru Forester Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 349 Ratings for the 2004 - 2008 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    9.1/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.4/10
    Styling
    8.5/10

I loved this car, but sadly i dozed off and hit a

By on Monday, November 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 75,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great car, great price, great handling and tractio"

Cons: "Clumsy shift slots. Engine skid pan has poor scre"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The only thing I had to replace were the front brake pad. I dozed off and hit a tree head on. The air bag deployed and the seat belt did it's thing and I was not injured at all. I will now shop for another subaru."

Owned car since new. Best car ever owned

By on Sunday, November 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Very reliable mechanically and getting from A to B"

Cons: "2016 Forester sun visor design stinks!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"The safest vehicle in adverse conditions of the multitude of vehicles I've owned in over 50 years. In 90k miles, we have had zero major repairs, only the usual regular service costs. The only drawback is comfort. It is more of a sports SUV and reflects that kind of vehicle. Overall, no one would go wrong purchasing a Subaru Forester."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Best car I ever owned.

By on Sunday, November 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 37,850

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great car, great price."

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My most recent cars before the Forester which I bought new, were a Ford Taurus wagon which I purchased new and Honda Wagon which I purchased used from a dealer. The Ford was a lemon and the Honda had everything go wrong with it. Other than a loose heat shield, my Forester hasn't one a single problem in the nearly 11 years I've owned it. It's a fabulous size and you get lot for your money."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Rain, sleet, snow, or mud will not stop this car!

By on Thursday, October 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Reliable, sporty and fun to drive"

Cons: "little leg room in the back"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This is by far the best multiple use car available on the market! Durable yet comfortable for the whole family to go on a road trip. The famous AWD on my Subie has saved me many times with the snow in our area."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

High maintenance costs

By on Sunday, September 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 77,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Handles well, looks good in the parking lot."

Cons: "Very Expensive to maintain"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I have driven many types of cars over the years and this is by far the most expensive to maintain. The recommended routine maintenance for the 60K milestone is more than I've spent on my Camry in years (it has 130K on it)."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

GREAT vehicle

By on Friday, August 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Dependable; cost efficient"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Have had car 9 years this October. Have always done required routine maintenance, had oil changed and tires rotated regularly. Never any major work required... just what one would expect ... replaced battery once. Bought new tires due to a nail in a tire. It's been a really good vehicle."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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