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#1 of 1436 Subaru Forester 2006+
Jul 01, 2005 (10:24 am)
Subaru Forester 2006+ ... Edmunds.com First Drive due soon!
#2 of 1436 2006 Forester rear window
Jul 02, 2005 (6:47 am)
To my surprise, in Consumer Reports Aug. issue new car reviews, The review stated that the 2006 Forester has done away with the rear window opening separately. The reviewer stated that the only access to the rear was to raise the hatch..
Rear window access is a feature that I need. I can't understand why Subaru would do away with this convenient feature....
I haven't seen any '06 models on the lots around here as yet. So I couldn't verify it first hand..
Is the review correct on this..?
#4 of 1436 Re: 2006 Forester rear window [solowalker]
Jul 03, 2005 (5:08 am)
Subaru never had a rear window opening on any Forester...it's looks like they did away with the rear wiper heating element (or de-icer).
Jul 05, 2005 (6:32 am)
Rear window was always fixed.
#6 of 1436 No unpainted cladding option on 2006s
Jul 12, 2005 (12:03 pm)
I am disappointed that Subaru did away with the unpainted cladding on the 2006 X. That is unless the dealer is wrong. They told me they are all monotone and all painted. For those of us who camp, bicycle and do other activities that are hard on bumpers or cars in general, the cladding is essential. It is a biggest reason why I bought a Forester instead of an Outback.
Jul 12, 2005 (12:05 pm)
Say bye-bye to the unpainted cladding. I liked it, too. I think they just thought it was too "Dodge Neon", i.e. down market looking.
You can still get two-tone in the LL Bean models, so he's wrong about that.
#8 of 1436 Re: Cladding [ateixeira]
Jul 12, 2005 (12:14 pm)
I think it is rugged looking, not down market . I constantly get compliments on my car. Two of my daughters' friends parents have bought Subarus because they like mine so much. I deserve a kick back! LOL
I guess love is blind when it comes to my Forester.
#9 of 1436 i love my outback 'tupperware'!
Jul 12, 2005 (1:54 pm)