12th Sep 2006, 05:34

May I share this info from you? Thanks so much! liao_jay@hotmail.com.

14th Nov 2006, 19:48

Hi, I would like to know how to reduce the noise?..Please e-mail me at thirdback@hotmail.com..Thank you.

4th Apr 2007, 00:02

Thanks for the great description of "soundproofing" your Forester. I obtained all the materials recommended and after about two hours of fussing around, it seems that the stock stereo is now a $600 after market premium brand. Road noise at 70mph is greatly reduced as well. It's amazing. Thanks again.

9th Apr 2007, 10:27

Glad to hear that your Forester "sound damping" project went smoothly.

I was so impressed with the "before and after" difference I went ahead and did another, older car that I have since I had plenty of material left over.

A new product on the market---Valeo windshield wipers-- also reduce wind noise. I put them on all 3 of my vehicles because of the improve wiper action and because they make the cabin quieter.

I know that the next time I buy a new car, the first then I will do the sound damping project. Makes long interstate trips a lot more enjoyable and less tiring. I will be driving my 2006 Forester to Las Vegas in a couple of days (1200 mile trip one way) and should be back at the beginning of May. Will post additional comment about the Forester at that time.

Thanks for your feedback!

3rd May 2007, 07:00

Well, just got back from a 3200 mile road trip to Las Vegas, NV. My 2006 Subaru Forester performed flawlessly. Gas mileage on the highway was 26 mpg travelling 75 to 80 mph. Drove though some thunderstorms and the AWD kept the car glued to the road. The weather-band radio came in handy in getting the latest weather forecasts out in the middle of no-where. The interior cabin was very quiet, even at 80 mph, so was able to put in some 750 mile days. The non-turbo engine had plenty of power to go up mountains even with a fairly loaded vehicle.

All in all, the more I drive my Forester the more I like it. Plan another road trip this fall to Virgina and will definitely use my Forester. The AWD gives the driver a huge edge over adverse weather conditions.

29th Nov 2007, 08:31

I am thinking about adding quieting insulation to my 2003 Forester. How difficult is it to remove the inside door panels?

28th Sep 2010, 08:04

I'm having issues with the driving gear on my 2006 Subaru Forester. When I place the gear in park and try to move it into drive I have to fight with it. This morning on my way to work I started the car and tried to move it into drive and the gear was stuck. Please help.

4th Oct 2013, 09:48

My 2006 Forester now has over 60k miles. No problems whatsoever and the car drives like it is new. I'm very happy with my purchase. The sound damping made all the difference in the world.

14th Jan 2014, 10:34


Now 64,000 miles. The thing runs like a watch.