2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5 from North America
Good, but sensing a bad direction for Subaru USA
Rear wiper assembly coming apart. This is the third time.
Clock on dash does not work.
Both headlight bulbs went in May 2006 (car was assembled in July 2005).
Power door locks quit working.
Clips to use the rear center seat belt broke. Dealer won't fix, and my Forester only seats four.
The engine is good.
The car stalls when pulling out of the driveway or a parking spot.
The cabin has good materials, but the seats have horrid contours.
All-wheel-drive is acceptable.
Visibility is wonderful.
Gas mileage is poor, 14 US MPG in the city, 16 US MPG highway.
I didn't have these sorts of problems on my 1997 Legacy L Wagon.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th July, 2008
15th May 2009, 08:24
What?? You stated multiple problems with this car and then you gave it a 10/10 for reliability? You also said you'd buy another car from this manufacturer. I would never buy two cars in a row from one company if I had one this bad.
17th May 2009, 09:13
Original reviewer here.
Headlights are regular maintenance, but I thought it was important to point out. I have not replaced them since. Everything was covered under warranty.
The engine, transmission, and drivetrain have had no problems, so that's why I gave it the rating I did.