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    2005 Subaru Forester

    Bullit Proof Ride!!!

    Pros: Dependability

    Cons: Gas mileage

    This car has been 100% reliable for the first 100k (except for a battery at 90k). It has been everything that I could have expected.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 4 years
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    2010 Subaru Forester

    Almost Great

    Pros: Handling and AWD

    Cons: Under powered by 25/30 hp.

    This car is wonderful to drive and handles like a BMW at times. Problem without Turbo auto is a bit under powered even with the manual 5 speed. Still for a short wheel base it feels great, stops on a dime and is very balanced. Low center of gravity and AW keeps auto glued to ground. Best car for the money in its class. First Subaru but won't be the last.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    2005 Subaru Outback

    Great value for the money

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
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    2003 Subaru Baja

    Better quality than my Jeep

    Pros: 4 doors plus pickup bed

    Cons: rear view -- blocked by rear headrests

    This car has had no major problems (except for replacing the rear differential - covered under warranty) since I bought it. The tires are still like new and I just replaced the brakes at 71,000 miles. No other problems - great value.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
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    2005 Subaru Outback

    second to none

    Pros: all wheel drive

    Cons: lack of rear armrest

    I've owned four Subarus since 1969 and never had to have one repaired. The one I owned longest was a 1990 Legasy sedan . I owned it for over 15 years, until I bought a new 2005,although it was still like new when I sold it. No other automobile made today compares to Subaru for quality and reliability.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 4 years
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    2004 Subaru Forester

    Best car I have ever owned

    Pros: Turbo and mileage

    Cons: Love it all

    5 speed Turbo. Live in mountains outside of Denver, and this is the best vehicle that I have ever owned. I have the 'driveway from hell' - suffice it to say that the local towing company knows my house well - and this car has never failed me. Bought it in 2003 and in 2010 has 80K miles. Only maint is the usual - oil changes and new plugs and air filter at 60K. Runs like a dream and gets average of 23 MPG combined city/hwy, and better than 28 on I70 too and from the ski areas (which obviously has many long climbs). Overall a great car - am hard pressed to even consider a new one, although at 64 the joints are giving trouble in my left foot and may have to go with an automatic. You absolutely can't go wrong with this car. We own 3 Subarus ('92 SVX, '01 Outback, and the '04 Forester) and would never buy anything else. They are the best value around (nothing else comes close for the price) and the quality is about the best out there.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
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    2003 Subaru Baja

    Subaru Brat, Best allround 4x4

    Pros: Price, roofwindows, 4x4

    Cons: They had to extend the back 20 cm for taxreasons in my country.

    This review is specifically for the Subaru Brat (MV, Targa, Brumby, Pickup) which was one of the best allround 4x4 pickup trucks. It looked a bit like El Camino, but was much more stylish, with double roofwings as windows. And since it wasn't full crammed with difficult to service modules and stuff, You could easily repair and customize it the way You wanted. One guy in Australia even put a turbo on his Brumby. And it was very affordable even though it was 4x4 and a beautiful car. I loved it so much that I still have two of them (1990's model). Sadly, Subaru no longer makes it.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years