Last post on Nov 02, 2006 at 7:19 AM
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#18026 of 18028 One-year report
Nov 01, 2006 (10:00 am)
How time has flown. I bought my 2006 Forester X one year ago. In that time I've driven it 14,536 miles, oddly enough I've never taken it more than about 40 miles from home.
Mileage: 22 mpg, slightly disappointing as I have the 5-speed manual (but keep in mind most of my driving is non-highway).
Maintenance costs: less than $100, for a few oil changes.
Problems: all minor stuff. The right front door sometimes doesn't open when I use the remote unlock on the key fob; the beige cloth upholstery stains easily; the carpet in front of the pedals is showing some wear.
All in all, except for the mileage issue I'm highly satisfied.
#18027 of 18028 Re: Thoughts on 2007 Forester Premium Package [kavoom]
Nov 01, 2006 (1:10 pm)
>I'm noticing after one day the differences in performance
I normally can notice difference even between 2 almost identical cars (the same model, the same trim, the same year).
In case of slightly different handling between 04X and 07Premium, my prime suspects will be rims (alloy on 07 vs steel on 04) and tires. Check the tire pressure on 07. My dealer recommends running Foresters with a bit more PSI than recommended in the manual (but definitely not to exceed max indicated on the tire wall). It does give it a bit sportier feel and handling plus improves mileage.
#18028 of 18028 A reminder
by pf_flyer HOST
Nov 02, 2006 (7:19 am)
Be sure to check the Subaru Forester Group main page for the appropriate discussion when youare ready to post. If you have a question or issue that needs a new discussion, feel free to start one.