2005 subaru forester xt reviews




2005 subaru forester xt reviews

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  • View all 15 consumer vehicle reviews for the Subaru Forester XT on Edmunds, or submit your own review of the Forester.

    View all 10 consumer vehicle reviews for the Subaru Forester XT on Edmunds, or submit your own review of the Forester.

    Subaru Forester Consumer Reviews Vehicle. Subaru Forester XT AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (L 4cyl Turbo 4A).

    2005 subaru forester xt reviews

    2005 subaru forester xt reviews

    Fantastic for snowy Minnesota and Michigan winters. Subaru is ignoring its customers oil consumption problems. Great fun to drive. Those who have modified a turbo car know how much faster they get when you dump the OEM exhaust, ECM calibrations and run a boost controller. So long 07 Forester XT.

    2005 subaru forester xt reviews

    2005 subaru forester xt reviews

    2005 subaru forester xt reviews

    2005 subaru forester xt reviews

    2005 subaru forester xt reviews

    Subaru Forester XT Review - The Truth About Cars

    So they took an Impreza, jacked it up a couple of inches, raised the roof and reskinned the body. The result was a hit, and helped define the modern small CUV. Ten years later, the Subaru Forester battles on, facing its third gen competitors Honda CRV and Toyota RAV4 with nothing more than a few questionable sheet metal creases, a spiffed up interior, and the addition of the turbocharged XT model. We checked out an XT to answer a simple question: The Popemobile proportions tall windshield and high roof are a motorized mitzvah for tall drivers.

    While the result flies in the face of history— when Chrysler President K. Keller insisted that tall men should be able to wear fedoras in his cars, he almost killed the company—the resulting visibility is virtually unparalleled. Or is it just aging naturally? Something short, ugly and Russian comes to mind; either a Lada Niva or an old babushka.

    2005 subaru forester xt reviews

    The steering wheel is like putting on expensive leather gloves. The instruments are clean and classic; no trendy gimmicks. The aluminesque center panel is a la mode, but the controls are logical and obvious. A good thing too, because with that lovely big sky-light overhead, flaws have no place to hide. How safe and smelly is that?

    Second gear takes you to 60mph in just 5. Keep rowing and the quarter mile arrives in With its low center of gravity a la boxer engine , SUV vertigo is noticeable by its absence.

    2005 subaru forester xt reviews

    Whether throwing the machine sideways on blind-corner gravel logging roads, bumping down a rocky path to a hiking trail, making high speed runs on deserted desert roads or barreling through snow, ice, wind and rain; the XT is always supple, accomplished and confident. I kept reaching out to the shifter in hopes that it had miraculously grown a sixth gear. At 75mph or so, an extra cog would put the revs right at the intersection of turbo-plateau and turbo-boost, in that preferred state of restful alertness rather than futile restlessness.

    After the styling miscalculation with the B9 Tribeca, trepidation as to what Subaru will throw our way with the next gen Forester is warranted. The current Forester may well end up being the last in a long lineage of Subaru funky boxes.

    And yes I agree about the gearing. For all that room, you think they could have moved the second row back a few inches. Any word on this being fixed in the future? I assume the next gen will presumably be a bit better in that regard?? The gearing is short and the power is a plenty, but this car is not that light. So this number is amazing. My onl gripe with Subaru is the price. I like these a lot, but the rear seat room was a shocker to me.

    2005 subaru forester xt reviews

    The vehicle just seems large enough, but I was unaware that it was just an Impreza, not a Legacy base. Great cars, and that thing is really quick! This from the company that produced the SVX, one of the most gorgeous cars ever!. I wonder if Guigaro pissed them off. You mean from the point when you hit 2nd gear right?

    If not, I crown this the ultimate stock sleeper! The GT will do the job in about 5. This is irritating to GT owners, but we get it back in increased composure through corners.

    Review for 2004 Subaru Forester XT AWD TURBO Premium Pkg 56K Miles



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