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Have to replace the shocks and then I'll really be able to give a better review.

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X

I like the Subaru Forester but I haven't got to use it the way I would like, so it's hard to know how I'm really going to feel about it. I've recently bought the car used through craigslist and then before being able to take it off road I up and moved to a new state and had to load the car out with a bunch of stuff and in that time the shocks gave out. Before that happened we just drove it around town and it did fine. I wish the AC blow colder but maybe that's because it's an '06 and probably didn't receive the proper maintenance over that course of time. My husband is tall so it's a little cramped for him however I feel perfectly comfortable in the car. The car handles well, it's a little gutless but that's fine. What I really want to know is how well it handles off road since that is why we bought it in the first place. It'll be a little while until we're able to get the replacement parts but I've owned a Subaru Outback and if the Forester is anything like that then there shouldn't be any issues.

- Stephanie W

Most reliable car I ever owned.

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X

Love my Subaru. It is great in snow and a little mud. The gas mileage runs around 25 mpg in the city. The hatchback was very helpful when I was moving to another state, also with groceries. Like that the back seats fold down for longer items. Easy to read dashboard. Drivers seat is very comfortable. Wish that the driver's seat was power to go up--I'm very short! Both sun guards has mirrors with lights. Would like a little more room in center console to hold phone and other small objects. After all these years I just had to replace brakes once and one headlight. It is the most reliable car I have ever had. Even started right up in 15 below temps. I very highly recommend the Subaru.

- Pat C

All around great car won me over.

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition

I bought my car used, put a little work in, and have absolutely loved it. I was afraid it was going to feel big and SUV-ish, but I am happy to say it is just right. I love the ground clearance and the height I sit at while driving, and there are virtually no blind spots with all of those windows. It has heated seats, and the biggest sunroof I have ever seen. The AWD is amazing in snowy ct where I live, though that big, flat roof is hard to clear snow off of at times. This car is practical and powerful, feels safe and like it just might run forever.

- Christina P

My 2006 Subaru Forester may shake often, but is the most reliable car I have had.

2006 Subaru Forester

My vehicle has always run just fine, but when it is at a stop light for too long the air conditioning stops working. I believe it needs to be recharged. Also my car shakes constantly. I do not know why, but it has not caused any serious issues yet. The check engine light remains on even when nothing is wrong with the car (I think this is a common Subaru problem). It has driver and passenger heated seats which are very nice to have, especially during the winter. Overall it is a great car and I can always rely on it running when I need it to.

- Megan M

The perfect sleeper to cruise around town.

2006 Subaru Forester

My 2006 Forester XT is a fun practical vehicle. The turbo puts a smile on your face as you press the accelerator and feel pressed against your seat hauling down the road all whilst carrying cover in the large capacity trunk. However, if you are looking for a gas sipper then you might want to look elsewhere as this vehicle nets about 280 to a tank while requiring 93 octane. Other than that....12 year old vehicle with nearly 180k miles has treated me well. Just keep an eye on wheel bearings

- John Q

Reliable with small problems

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X

I own a Subaru Forester. Bought it used about a year ago. Have had a few problems. Some things are minor like the windshield wipers broke while I was driving down the road. I also had to replace the brakes, and all the parts that go with that. The motor runs beautiful though. I like that there is plenty of room in it for the whole family plus groceries or the family dog to join in the way back. The four wheel drive comes in handy on the back roads and have had no problems with that.

- Brenda T

My Subaru is very Reliable and Dependable. I will buy another one!!

2006 Subaru Forester

His is the first Subaru I have owned and absolutely love it. We use it for the paper route (about 100 miles a day) and it has run (mechanically ) great no issues. Just routine maintenance. Only work we have put into it is wear and tear (brakes, rotors, wheel hub bearings, and preventative timing belt and water pump) and now has 215, 000 miles on it. Would definitely recommend it but MUST do a timing belt change before belt breaks or will ruin the motor when it does.

- Cyndi G

This is the car of my dreams!

2006 Subaru Forester

I love my Subaru forester! The law makes it wonderful and reliable in the wintertime, and as a first responder that is really crucial to me. The controls are very intuitive, and it handles like a dream. The steering, accelerator and brakes are all very smooth. This car is comfortable, has plenty of cargo space, and is so much fun to take places. It is high enough to get to trail heads, but small enough to make city parking easy. I cannot recommend this car highly enough!

- Susanna P

I love my 2006 Forester - an excellent first car

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X

I love my 2006 Forester! I bought it used with 100,000 miles. The head gasket is leaking and I often have to top off my oil, but this is a common issue with Subaru wagons from this era. With proper attention and care the car has been great. It has so many excellent features, my favorite being the sunroof/moonroof combo. So lovely on a warm summer day! I would definitely recommend this car. It is perfectly spacious but also doesn't feel too big. I love it!

- Tori C

All about my Subie and how it gets me where I need to go.

2006 Subaru Forester

My car is great! So far I have had no problems with this vehicle. I have owned it for a little over 3 years now. Even though it is now 13 years old nothing big has happened. It still gets great gas mileage. At least 28-30 on road trips. It is an automatic and very comfortable to drive. It has all automatic features. It is a large wagon type and can fit 5 passengers. AM FM radio and CD player. No USB

- Becca D

Comfortable travel vehicle

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5X

My Subaru Forester rides very smoothly and has over 156,000 miles. I have had no major repairs done to it besides fixing my air conditioning. I love the sporty style in that it has ample room in the back for storage. Yet, the leg room in the back seat is small. The front seats are very comfortable and roomy. My only other complaint is that my car is noisy on the highway.

- Margaret L

The vehicle really does not have too many highlights.

2006 Subaru Forester

My car is a used car however it has problems with the engine, the cruise control, and the catalytic converter. The car makes strange sounds and takes a while before picking up the speed. Sometimes the brake pad and the accelerator lock up on me when I am trying to reverse and parallel park into a spot which makes me think the car is just not safe to have my children in.

- Ana P

Spacious and Reliable Subaru Forester

2006 Subaru Forester

As my car is an '06 it came with gray cloth seats, a standard 1 CD player-AM/FM radio. It's is spacious and perfect for long trips and family outings. However, it does tend to leak oil. This is a problem I had with my other Subaru too and I know other people seem to have as well. Other than that it is very safe and reliable as long as normal maintenance is done.


Great in the snow and rain.

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X

It's very reliable and handles well in the rain and snow. I feel safe. It's easy to drive and maneuver and backing up and parking is a breeze. However the gas mileage isn't very good and sometimes acceleration is slow, especially on hills. It is roomy and great for families and dogs. The seats lay perfectly flat which makes it great for hauling things as well.

- Ruth O

Overall a great luxury car.

2006 Subaru Forester

For the most part, my Subaru forester is a great car but as I have found out, repairs are expensive and not very many mechanics like to do repairs on Subaru’s. It has a moonroof and sometimes it leaks when it rains. In the winter, I really enjoy the heated seats. The cargo size is pretty good as well. I have moved a lot and I can transport a lot in my Subaru.

- Amy C

The Subaru has always been my favorite car and always will be!

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5X

The Subaru has always been a reliable car to me. It always gets me wherever I need to go. It is great on gas mileage, it usually doesn't cost me more than $35 - $40 to completely fill my tank. It definitely has some up-and-go to it and is a comfortable car that I can use for just about anything and anywhere I want to go. Good for going long distances.

- Carina E

Review of Subaru Forester Pros and Cons

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5X

We really like our Subaru Forester. Sometimes it is underpowered but love that the parts are built well and the Forester frame is solid. We wanted something that could haul some things but didn't want a pickup. The worst part of the Forester is that when you put a car seat in the passenger side of a car the front seat has very little leg room left.

- Crystal B

Like a favorite pair of shoes.

2006 Subaru Forester

Very reliable. I bought it new and I expect to have it around for another few years minimum. Very comfortable and roomy. This is my second Forester. Moving to New England, all wheel drive is a must and this gets me through the Connecticut winters pretty well. Love the cargo space whether I am flea marketing or moving my daughter to and from college.

- Pam K

Subaru is a reliable long lasting car worth the money.

2006 Subaru Forester

I really like my Subaru Forester because it has proven to be a reliable brand. I have owned a few and so have family members and it's always been a reliable, safe, and competitively priced brand. Subaru also is always trying to improve on their products. On my Forester the only thing I do not like is the small amount of legroom in the back seat.

- Tara P

It's comfortable. The seats do not hurt my back. There is a lot of space for my 2 large dogs, always a plus!

2006 Subaru Forester

Surprisingly, this was my first Subaru and I love it in the snow. Perfect.Having bought it used, it has developed a lot of issues making it a lemon. The driver side window froze. The battery died, the bottom exhaust pipes were welded together, the left side bearing had to be replaced, the radiator has now started to be a problem. Endless issues.

- Heidi O

I feel safe and stylish in my Subaru

2006 Subaru Forester

I love my Subaru Forester. It is reliable, comfortable, and stylish. With this car I can easily transport people, pets, groceries and other items - even bicycles - whenever I need to, wherever I need to go. Fuel economy is good, and I enjoy the dependable, pleasant reputation Subaru has. It is a car I can trust, I feel very safe in a Subaru.

- Lisa L

Realistic evaluation of Subaru Forester.

2006 Subaru Forester

The most common problem is that the crank or crankshaft sensor has gone bad several times. This also happened to a previous Subaru I owned, an Outback. I also had to replace the catalytic converter, but I was surprised that it didn't cost nearly as much as I had expected. It has also had a few minor electrical problems, but nothing major.

- Joe O

One of the best running cars around.

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5X

Very reliable and smooth driving car. Runs great and it's a great size. Not too big not too small. Perfect. I love the color of it ( it's silver) I named it Suby! LoL. There was a small wire problem but it was a very easy fix. Now we're back on the road and I had other cars I could have gotten but this one really truly caught my eye .

- Shannon L

Nice design but potentially problematic maintenance if you keep for an extended period of time.

2006 Subaru Forester

It is a decent design, with enough space for storage of groceries and other essentials, the occasional home improvement project supplies. The front end has been problematic, which seems to be a general Subaru issue. The bearings have worn out several times causing a loud noise and had to be replaced. Not as reliable as I would like.

- Jason m

Reliable and comfortable for outdoorsy/active lifestyle.

2006 Subaru Forester

I love my car! It has been super reliable and repairs have been relatively straight forward. It is a turbo, and at the 200, 000 mile mark most of the engine had to be repaired but since then it is back to running extremely well and is very fuel efficient. It is a great sized car and suites my active and outdoorsy lifestyle well!

- Hannah K

It gets you where you need to go. It's never left me in a position where it just died and I had to get a ride.

2006 Subaru Forester

I love the Subaru brand, it saved my life 2 years ago when I was hit by an 18-wheeler and survived without any major injuries. It's great in the winter and as I said, a safe car to drive.But they are known for having issues with head gasket, engine light and cruise control lights that stay on all the time, very annoying.

- Marisa H

My vehicle is an all wheel drive car that I am able to rely on.

2006 Subaru Forester

It is a little small in the back seat area for passengers, in do like the ride if the car and enjoy it be all wheel drive. The giant sunroof is amazing and when you fold the seats down it has a lot of space for different things to fit. The leather seats get a little warm but the seat warmers for the winter are perfect.

- Annette C

Blue 2006 Subaru forester.

2006 Subaru Forester

I really enjoy my Subaru forester! Honestly would've given it five stars if it was a newer model, but it is a 2006. It is perfect for when I decide to go camping or hiking, hauling things back and forth from place to place, and taking my friends where they need to go. Lots of room without the size of a huge vehicle.

- Kris C

2006 Subaru Forester review.

2006 Subaru Forester

My vehicle's check engine light remains on when there is not anything wrong with my vehicle, but it runs well and has been around for 12 years. If idle, the ac turns warm, but once you start moving again the car will blow cold air. I love the heated seats feature. Overall I love the car, I have never had an issue.

- Megan N

Lots of storage in a small car.

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition

Scratchy breaks, even though mechanics tell me there's nothing wrong . Car lurches forward when it is cold outside. The door over the gas cap gets frozen in the winter, which is annoying . Really tight turning radius. Performs well and gets good gas mileage. Lots of trunk storage. Really big sunroof.

- Taylor R

Alaska SUV outperforms in the last frontier state. It's a 10.

2006 Subaru Forester

Reconstructed title. Excellent condition-. Trustworthy engine, leather seating throughout, easy engine and interior upkeep, SUV all wheel drive, silver body and trim. Child proof windows in rear window seats. Keyless entry. Automated sunroof with cover, features are great for driving in any conditions.

- A S

All around well equipped vehicle.

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition

My forester is great on gas mileage. I only had to do general maintenance on my vehicle brakes, oil changes, tires. Very roomy and great trunk space. The sunroof feature are nice, sound system works great. Good in bad weather and bumpy roads and driving up hills. Also great looking and stylish vehicle.

- Dee L

Subaru: Dependable for Life

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X

My Subaru Forester is the best vehicle I have ever owned. The four-wheel drive is dependable and I have never had any issues, after 7 years of owning a Subaru. I would recommend Subaru to anyone interested in buying or leasing a vehicle. My Forester is over 10 years old but has not had any issues

- Beth S

Very reliable. Where I live, many people have Subarus, so it is pretty easy to get repairs

2006 Subaru Forester

It works great for where I live, which is a place that gets a lot of snow, so the 4 wheel drive comes in handy. The check engine light is always on because there is some sort of problem with the catalytic converter, which is apparently a normal thing for these cars. doesn't affect how it drives.

- Kristina C

I always feel safe in this vehicle. I bought this car for its safety rating.

2006 Subaru Forester

My vehicle has 107, 000 miles. It leaks oil and has problems that any vehicle it is age would have, but I have an excellent mechanic and he keeps me on the road. It still gets decent gas mileage and I plan on driving it until it will not go any longer. I will replace it with another Subaru.

- Kathryn K

2006 Subaru Forester, drives like a new car.

2006 Subaru Forester

Vehicle was bought used but has been extremely reliable. Performs very well and has all the commodities you would expect from a 2006 model. Pickup is really good and you get a lot of miles per tank of gas. Seat heaters and AUX cord outlet would be nice to have, but everything else is great.

- Cathy R

The Forester is a very dependable vehicle.

2006 Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester is a very dependable vehicle. Any complaints I have would be basically cosmetic. You can very loudly hear air thru the windows. The headlights get water in them. I would still definitely recommend and purchase another Forester. The engine is sound. It's a good vehicle.

- Jena D

It is sturdy, safe, no frills.

2006 Subaru Forester

Air conditioning no longer works. The seats are marginally comfortable. There is no keyless locking or unlocking. The ride is stiff and the engine makes a weird noise when accelerating. The heater works well as do the wipers. It handles well in the snow and we like it for snow ski trips.

- Diana D

Decent all around, could be a little better on gas but it is a good car.

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X w/Premium Pkg

Decent on gas, plenty of legroom, heated seats and a lot of room in the hatch. The engine is strong and the car has been reliable. The only downside is the all wheel drive and having to change out 4 tires for and inspections versus 2 on a rwd. Comfortable seats for long range drives.

- Tyler C

At home in the woods or the city

2006 Subaru Forester

The Forester is an ideal vehicle for a family of 3 who likes to spend time outdoors. The vehicle has more ground clearance than a car, but is much smaller than a full size truck or SUV. Hauling groceries and home improvement items is a breeze. Just wish the gas mileage was better.

- John L

Subaru Forester - Buy something else

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X

I have had to replace lots of things on this car. The suspension system is terrible and everything had to be replaced. The heat/air system failed. The whole exhaust system rusted out. It started leaking before it was even 10 years old. I have never felt the comfort level is high.

- Crystal S

Awesome Subaru Forester 2006

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5X

My Subaru is incredibly reliable and gets great gas mileage. I take it off road on old Jeep trails quite often. It has plenty of room and the roof rack is incredibly handy. I also got in one car accident with the car and it held up well with no engine damage or framework damage.

- Amy P

All wheel drive and very safe and reliable

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition

Great car! Subaru are one of the most trusted cars for their safety and reliability. No other car comes close to securing your family and all the goods you have in your car. I wouldn't trust any other car to safely transport me and my family across the country other than Subaru

- Zack P

This car is very reliable. The only major breakdown I've had with it is a wheel bearing went out.

2006 Subaru Forester

This is the most dependable car I have ever owned. I've had only one major breakdown and very few miscellaneous repairs. What I don't like about this particular vehicle is that there is only one keyhole to unlock the car. Only on the driver's side - none on passenger side.

- Judth C

Reliable, handles well, multi-purpose, spacious, long life, specious.

2006 Subaru Forester

I find it reliable and sturdy. It isn't fantastic on gas, maintenance is relatively expensive, but for an old car I think it will hold up for years to come. The hatchback and 4 wheel drive are super convenient and it sits high enough not to worry about the undercarriage.

- Emma E

I love the sunroof my favorite thing about this car.

2006 Subaru Forester

Want a vehicle with less mileage but this vehicle is not too bad for now only issues I am having is paying off credit cards and loans to get ahead to get a new subaru forester. Has minor issues. It has oil leaks and it had a catalytic converter issues and was replaced.

- Michelle G

You do not have to be a Forester to drive the Subaru Forester!

2006 Subaru Forester

Love the interior room for the size of the car. However, the interior is not as sturdy as I'd like. And the doors and frame are not as heavy/sturdy as I'd like. Good gas mileage. I do like the view available from the configuration of the windshield and windows.

- Kelly C

All wheel drive takes you over snow, ice rocks, dirt and more.

2006 Subaru Forester

I love the all wheel drive which is great in the mountains. My Subaru is reliable for everyday and on long trips. Maintenance is not too costly. Subaru also keeps its value compared to other vehicles. Heat and air work well. Car is roomy to haul lots of stuff.

- Debbie M

Good gas mileage. Dependable car.

2006 Subaru Forester

Since I have an older vehicle I am pleased that so far it has not caused any major problems. Thank you Subaru. Can take dog with me when I travel because there is plenty of room. That is really nice. Can take for extended trips and actually camp in vehicle.

- Denise R

Reliable even in MN winters.

2006 Subaru Forester

I love that my car just keeps going. It has 160k miles on it and even when it has problems it does not quit on me. The struts were a pain to replace because they were specific to mu edition of the car, but repairs and maintenance are otherwise reasonable.

- Cj M

My Little Green Bean Forester

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5X

love the car but it is not quiet inside, also air conditioner is the only thing that I feel is not as good quality as expected, holds lots of stuff and good for transporting my furbabies to the vet. Good gas mileage and very good in the snow & on ice

- Lisa Mary R

Great car. No complaints about my Subaru forester.

2006 Subaru Forester

It is great. I have never except once had problems with my car in the ten or so years I've had it. I definitely will be buying a Subaru again. Apart from the oil change light that doesn't go out and the little bit of oil it leaks the car runs perfectly.

- Aidan M

My turbo Forester has SO much power!

2006 Subaru Forester

My Subaru Forester is a great car for living in the mountains, in the winter snow. I have a turbo model so going up the steep mountain summits, I love the power.... when everyone else is losing power on the inclines, I pass everyone, no one passes me!

- Michelle c

Second Subaru -- my favorite brand.

2006 Subaru Forester

This is my second forester. The first one was in an accident; it was replaced by a slightly newer one (used) found at the local dealership. I really like the forester -- basically has all the features I want, and is comfortable and easy to use.

- Gail F

The vehicle has great safety ratings and is durable.

2006 Subaru Forester

This vehicle is great. I have had some issues, but it is 12 years old. I have replaced the starter and the catalytic converter. The gas mileage is consistent )between 25 and 27 mpg). It runs great and has good pick up

- Erin K

Safety and reliability are the most important areas.

2006 Subaru Forester

We purchased the vehicle brand new. It is been involved in 2 accidents and continually provides me with a safe feeling. I also only need to fill the gas tank every other week. The insurance is also relatively low.

- Angela P

Subaru forester is a trouble-free vehicle, comfortable for driver & passengers.

2006 Subaru Forester

No problems with the car. The only service required has been routine maintenance. The car provides a very comfortable ride and gas mileage is good. For these reasons we have two identical cars in our household.

- Janet P

Some Problems, but Nothing Unusual

2006 Subaru Forester

I've got my car used several years ago. The previous owners bought it new. I've had a few structural problems, but nothing too bad and nothing beyond what is probably normal for a car that is over 10 years old.

- Aubrie D

All wheel drive is amazing.

2006 Subaru Forester

The overall all wheel drive in my Subaru is really nice. However the brakes are irritating sometimes and the heating system is known to have major issues. Size is small, stereo system could be nicer as well.

- Elijah M

The Subaru Forester is a GREAT family vehicle, for commuting & taking kids to activities.

2006 Subaru Forester

I love my Subaru Forester - it's easy & comfortable to drive & to ride in, gets decent mileage, and has enough cargo space to carry what I need to. Everything works well, and it drives GREAT in the snow.

- Summer S

safe and solid and great car to drive. over 100,000 mi and runs like a top thank God

2006 Subaru Forester

it's one of the best cars i ever drove. very safe and solid car. was in minor accident and very minimal damage to subaru but honda ridgeline wiped out his whole front driver quarter panel,light,and grill

- dona k

Really loud on the highway.

2006 Subaru Forester

This vehicle makes really weird squeaky sounds when the wind is blowing hard. I hate how loud the windows are when we are on the freeway. It is so loud and we can barely hear each other talk.

- Ruth E

The hatchback feature is great, and it allows a large amount of storage if you're going camping, on a road trip, to the beach, or a wide variety of other things.

2006 Subaru Forester

I like that it has a lot of spacious room in the trunk. I go on road trips regularly and this car has been very reliable. It gets great mileage and doesn't require a lot of maintenance.

- Natalie A

It will remain reliable if you take care of it.

2006 Subaru Forester

It has had Its share of issues, but our Forester has been a mostly reliable car. It is excellent in rain and snow. It has a high safety rating. It suits our needs as a family of four.


Stay away from this model!.

2006 Subaru Forester

Like subaru but forester turned out to be low end. Loved my outback. Dislike that it is so basic and have had nothing but problems with it. Do not feel it is a trustworthy vehicle.

- Maria J

Most Subaru's are on the road for more than 10 years and they are often handed down when the owner is ready to buy a new Subaru.

2006 Subaru Forester

I like that it has the ground clearance for me to travel on roads that are rough. I hate that it doesn't have a USB port so I can't charge my phone or listen to podcast in the car.

- Am B

The forester is a great nature lovers car! It does great in all weather.

2006 Subaru Forester

My Subaru runs great and is super comfortable, my specific vehicle has large windows and a huge sunroof which I love! The only problem I have right now is a head gasket leak.

- Lily N

It is reliable and gets me from point a to point b with very few issues.

2006 Subaru Forester

My car is 12 years old and has been fairly reliable. The last 2 years I have had to have some work done, but before that other than routine maintenance it has been fantastic.

- Matt W

It's large than it appears and it very comfortable

2006 Subaru Forester

The car is very easy to drive, the large windows and elevated seats make me feel like there are not blind spots. I've had no issues with the design or mechanics of the car

- Ellie P

Subaru Forester Review/Concerns

2006 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester is a great car in terms of aesthetics and performance. The major downside is a leaking head gasket, which apparently is a widespread problem for foresters.

- Jarod G

It is a reliable and affordable SUV. It's not fancy but it works for me.

2006 Subaru Forester

I've had my vehicle for 5 years. I like that it's reliable and comfort. I do a lot of outdoor activities and it works well for my lifestyle. It easily transports kayaks.

- Fran F

Subaru is a durable car. it is comfortable and rides well

2006 Subaru Forester

my car is great. it gets around perfectly in the winter. everything still works even tho it is old. i'm not shopping for a new car till mine has 200,000 miles on it

- angie k

It is one of the most dependable cars on the market today !!

2006 Subaru Forester

This is the best car that I have ever owned, it is an all wheel drive car so it great in the snow, it gets great gas mileage and it is large enough for all my needs.

- Diane H

It takes premium gas. It has a turbo. It has power for it being a 4 cylinder car.

2006 Subaru Forester

It's a very reliable car. It still looks good for it is age. Good on gas. Fits my family perfect. Has good truck space. I can put seats down and carry larger items.

- Sonia W

Spacious and reliable I love it

2006 Subaru Forester

I love my car it does not ever go be me any problems if t runs great and is reliable. I am very pleased with my purchase and would buy another one in the future.

- Jenn M

Proper maintenance is key to maintaining a good off-road every day driver.

2006 Subaru Forester

Minor oil leak, issue with exhaust rusting out, still runs like a dream. Good gas mileage when o2 sensor is working correctly, other than that no complaints.

- Paula J

GREAT FOR FUN TIMES! Wherever you go, whatever you do you'll want to go in your Subaru.

2006 Subaru Forester

I love that it is very spacious and durable. Great for adventures with friends! I can fit so much in it and take it everywhere. I love the sporty look.

- Hailey C

it is made very well. It's great in snow and It's great in the summer. It's just a great car

2006 Subaru Forester

I love my car. It's actually 2004 but that was not one of the options. I have 196,000 miles on it and It's been one of the best cars I have ever owned.

- f d

You feel safe in this car.

2006 Subaru Forester

I like how my car drives. It hugs the curves. I don't like it is too small for those in the back seat. Plus it needs upgrades. Like USB hook ups etc.

- Anna G

Safety, comfort and reliability. Stable AWD. Easy maintenance.

2006 Subaru Forester

Purchased used; is actually 2005 model with all the best features. Less than 53K original miles. One owner, personally known to me. No complaints.

- Kathleen D

Very safe. Survived a car accident.

2006 Subaru Forester

I like the safety of the car. I like the maroon color of the car. I like the different storage compartments. I don't like that there is no aux cord

- Rachel L

it's a very dependable vehicle

2006 Subaru Forester

the engine is good .it runs well. the headlights get water in them. you can really hear the air come through the windows and can be very annoying.

- Jena D

The accelerator is touchy.

2006 Subaru Forester

Its size is just right small enough to handle easily but big enough to carry most of what I need. One drawback is that it tends to use oil faster.

- Sharon N

It's resale value is still excellent. One was totalled within the last year and I was able to replace it with the funds from the insurance company.

2006 Subaru Forester

It is a very reliable vehicle. It is a little large for my needs. It gets good gas mileage for its size and has reasonable maintenance costs.

- Sarah K

It's dependable, runs reasonably well, and is good for road trips

2006 Subaru Forester

It's a bit banged up but it's an incredibly reliable car with decent gas consumption. It has good storage and it's perfect for long road trips

- Kay J

Reliable, few repairs, and good clearance underneath.

2006 Subaru Forester

Subaru is very reliable. I love my hatchback, plenty of room and I like the multiple plug ports for charging. They ride nice and last forever

- kathleen p

Subaru’s are very reliable.

2006 Subaru Forester

The car is very reliable and easy to fix within a reasonable price point. I dislike that the car is older and has a few small rust spots.

- Holly S

It can take a beating and it keeps on running. It handles really good in the snow and the rain.

2006 Subaru Forester

It has all wheel drive so it can go pretty much anywhere. It's like a mini truck when need be. It drives really well. It's good on gas.

- Shari H

Reliability and handling in the snow and ice. Great get around car.

2006 Subaru Forester

Always has leaks from front end due to failing seals and gaskets. Overall reliability is great and handles well in the snow and ice.

- Robert P

The alarm system is messed up and weird.

2006 Subaru Forester

It is old, so definitely having a lot of issues. But still has lower mileage and gets me around. Lots of room to move stuff too!.

- Serena J

Good for rolling hills. I live in an area with a lot of hills. The all wheel drive comes in handy in bad weather. The Forester is a perfect size for a small SUV.

2006 Subaru Forester

I like the all wheel drive but the car has terrible mileage. Subaru has a problem with their gas gauges. They are not accurate

- Thomas C

Dependable Car in the Subaru Forester

2006 Subaru Forester

I love my Subaru Forester, it has been extremely dependable since I purchased it with very good gas mileage and low maintenance

- Mary C

It is very dependable and never leaves me stuck anywhere.

2006 Subaru Forester

I love my Subaru because it is so dependable. It runs well through snow. It gets good mileage and is easy to get in and out of.

- Meredith M

It is super reliable in all weather conditions. Never breaks down.

2006 Subaru Forester

Awd. Cheap on gas. Dependable. Hatchback trunk feature. Manual transmission. Easy to work on because of the small engine block.

- Anthony T

It is very reliable and well built, handles well on the road.

2006 Subaru Forester

It gets decent gas mileage. I have had very few repairs and No large costly ones. It handles well in snow and is comfortable.

- Cheryl P

My car gets me where I need to go and I can plenty with it short of it being a truck.

2006 Subaru Forester

It does great in the snow and rain but it uses way too much gas. But most annoying is the stupid faulty diagnostics kit.

- jesse g

It's such a good, and reliable car. It's wonderful in the snow. And it's taller so headlights at night aren't as bad

2006 Subaru Forester

I like that it is a reliable car. It's good in the snow. I don't like that every 100,000 miles the head gaskets are done.

- Katie W

Reliable & dependable, safe in weather what people want from their vehicle?

2006 Subaru Forester

I really have no complaints about this vehicle. It has good gas mileage. Rarely in need of repair. Comfortable driving.

- Geo D

It is fantastic and all wheel drive so you never have to worry about where you are driving.

2006 Subaru Forester

I love my subaru. It's never given me problems and is built to last. It fits my family well and is great for vacations.

- Emily N

Great value. Great car. Highly recommend.

2006 Subaru Forester

It is an excellent vehicle. It gets great gas mileage, very low maintenance, rides comfortably and handles very well.

- Mike M

Its my car and nobody can take that away from me. go right ahead and try but over my cold dead hand.

2006 Subaru Forester

It has good traction center of gravity is on par and the light gas mileage is a good plus compared to other vehicles.

- jackson c

There is nothing more I can say about this guy that it is a great car.

2006 Subaru Forester

The all wheel drive gets me around the mountains, good gas mileage, spacious inside, good for towing a small trailer.

- Deborah M

It is very spacious, has a lot of trunk space, and is very safe to drive.

2006 Subaru Forester

My Subaru Forester is a roomy, quick, fuel efficient vehicle that allows me comfortably drive anywhere I need to go.

- Brian A

Sporty, reliable, and comfortable

2006 Subaru Forester

I like it because it's reliable. I'm active and am able to use it to transport my kayak and bicycle when I travel.

- Fran D

It is durable and cheap to maintain.

2006 Subaru Forester

I like that my vehicle is safe. I like that my vehicle has a turbo and is fast. I like that my vehicle is manual.


The Subaru Forester a reliable car for both of your on and off-road travels.

2006 Subaru Forester

This has been a great car! It has been very reliable and has served as our daily and off-road car for 12 years.

- Maureen S

Reliable. Nice car with plenty of cargo area. I like the size station wagon.

2006 Subaru Forester

Good reliable car. Nice cargo area. Nice sunroof. Not too big. No complaints. Adding this to have enough text.

- Jamie W

It represents who I am, being outdoorsy and capable

2006 Subaru Forester

I like that it has a stick shift, and that that it can be used for multiple purposes, especially off-roading

- Tyler G

It's the brand and model I intend to drive for years to come.

2006 Subaru Forester

It's comfortable. It is easy to drive. It is dependable and works well. I can use it for many purposes.

- Gail P

It's comfortable, roomy and gas efficient. It has a high safety rating.

2006 Subaru Forester

I like the all wheel drive of the vehicle. It's compact but is still roomy. And I like the gas mileage.

- Laura M

It is highly reliable and requires little maintenance.

2006 Subaru Forester

Reliable, good gas mileage, all weather, not a lot of maintenance, great handling, good safety rating.

- Sharon L

I like the dependable all wheel drive in my Forester. I like having heated seats in the winter, and side mirror defrosters. I like how it drives. I dislike that my AC is broken, but that's not a manufacturer flaw.

2006 Subaru Forester

My car is great in the snow and rain! It can handle steep hills in 6 inches of snow with no problem!

- Carrie F

We like that it has all-wheel drive and handles rough terrain well. We live in a climate where there is a lot of snow and ice in winter and it has always been dependable through inclement weather.

2006 Subaru Forester

Our car is very safe - we have used it since our children were born and rely on it for safe travel.

- Jill N

Is fun to drive, and low maintenance. Great for weekend getaways with ample storage for camping.

2006 Subaru Forester

It's compact, nice turning radius, and has pretty good acceleration. Great back area for the dog.

- John S

When you replace the tires, you must replace all tires at once.

2006 Subaru Forester

It runs great. It's very reliable. It has enough room for my family and plenty of cargo space

- Tim N

Can pick up others at airport room for big luggage

2006 Subaru Forester

Like how it handles have much room for sporting supplies. Dog loads easy as well as groceries

- Janie W

The AC doesn't work all the time.

2006 Subaru Forester

It has a long life, but can be a pain when something breaks because of brand specific parts.

- John K

Great car for camping, fishing and the outdoors. I kayak fish and it's a great car for storing all my gear.

2006 Subaru Forester

I like the room and how it handles. I have had issues with the check engine light coming on.

- Raymond W

It runs well and we didn't pay an arm and a leg for it.

2006 Subaru Forester

We love the sunroof. We also love that it runs well and for a long time. It's practical


My car has been very reliable. I have over 150000 miles and only have the typical wear and tear on it. It is cozy enough for a long drive, and is able to fit all of my stuff when I go camping.

2006 Subaru Forester

The one thing people should know about my car is the fact that it fits all of my needs.

- Jet r

My opinion of my main transportation vehicle is not so good. It has a lot of road noise, and it drives like it has no shocks. I feel like I am riding in a rugged jeep!

2006 Subaru Forester

Check out the noise while you drive and also notice how smooth the ride is (or is not!)

- Susan C

I find my car extremely reliable and dependable. Has not given me any major repair issues.

2006 Subaru Forester

Like-Dependable and deemed safe from consumer reports. Dislike- gas consumption.

- M N

all wheel drive when in snow. Good four door stability. Rear window wiper.

2006 Subaru Forester

A subaru is a subaru! Very dependable when living in snow bound mountainous area.

- Marcia E

My car is amazingly durable. Despite having very high mileage, it seems like it will keep running forever.

2006 Subaru Forester

It is extremely reliable. The only thing I don't like is it's nerdy appearance.

- Lorri D

Very Reliable and low maintenance

2006 Subaru Forester

Works well, low maintenance, comfortable and good mirage, very few repairs etc

- Cheryl S

Forester is 165000 miles and it still works every day

2006 Subaru Forester

starts and runs, not too big, paid for, history of dependability

- lenora p

The car is loud and hard to drive in traffic

2006 Subaru Forester

I dislike that it is a standard . Too hard to drive in traffic

- Kyle T

My vehicle is very reliable and lasts a long time.

2006 Subaru Forester

My vehicle handles well, gets good mileage and is really safe.

- Robert L

Has good ground clearance.

2006 Subaru Forester

Good AWD. Dependable. Good in snow. Has a fair amount of room.

- Rich B

It's a sensible car not too big outside, roomy inside and versatile.

2006 Subaru Forester

Good visibility, compact yet roomy, slow, fair fuel economy.


Subaru vehicles perform the best in snow/ice. Always have traction.

2006 Subaru Forester

I love subaru vehicles. We own 2 and used to have another.

- Michael S

It is very stable and not prone to flipping and it retains its value.

2006 Subaru Forester

It is reliable, drives smoothly. I dislike the wind noise.

- Caity T

It's reliable, good gas mileage, very comfortable ride

2006 Subaru Forester

No complaints. never had any major problems with the SUV

- joe b

We have a manual version, and I love that aspect of it. We not only have an automatic theft deterrent, but it makes sure I pay attention on the road. Overall, the performance has been decent. It's now above 150k miles, so it needs repair work on the rods and it's definitely been running louder than it used to. We also recently had to change the tires and brakes. Still, we like it overall and I'm glad for the safety of the build.

2006 Subaru Forester

If given regular checkups, it's built for longevity.

- Diane S

Great gas mileage..... 37 mpg

2006 Subaru Forester

Reliable. Great gas mileage. No complaints at all.

- Mary t