2005 Forester XS: better than 2006 for me (hurry while they last)

Discussion in 'Subaru Forester' started by Jack Gavin, Jul 13, 2005.

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    Jack Gavin Guest

    I just got a 2005 Forester XS.

    I was considering the 2006 models, but the 2005 XS was definitely
    better for me.

    First of all, I'm 6' 5". That means that I cannot abide a sunroof,
    because it takes away precious headroom.

    In 2005 models, I could get an X or an XS with no sunroof.

    However, in 2006 models, the XS had been dropped, and only the X can be
    had with no sunroof. This means that I would miss out on certain
    mechanical features unavailable on the 2005 or 2006 X (like the limited
    slip rear differential), and a list of convenience features.

    So, if you need a Forester with no sunroof, check out the 2005 XS while
    its being cleared out.
    Jack Gavin, Jul 13, 2005
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    George Bame Guest

    I absolutely love my 2003 Forester X. Among the reasons I chose the X model
    was the vinyl cladding on the sides and bumpers. I do a bit of softroading
    that would maximize scratching where the vinyl cladding is located. If I
    get a scratch on the vinyl, black shoe polish makes it disappear. The 2006
    "upgrade" to painted bumpers may be enough to steer me in another direction
    when it comes time for a replacement vehicle.

    George Bame
    Norfolk, VA
    George Bame, Jul 13, 2005
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    Moon Guy Guest

    Sorry to hear that. I've been looking for a new replacement for my 10yr
    old car and ran into a similar problem at Toyota. The Camry second
    model up has some features I want, but only comes with a sunroof.
    The sunroff does take a bit over a inch of head room,and it's a matter
    of "when will it leak".
    Moon Guy, Jul 22, 2005
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