My car is 10 years old, but I still love it.

So, as some of you know, I have a 2006 Subaru Forester. I've had it for nearly 4 years, and have completely fallen in love with it.
When I picked it up Easter Weekend in 2012, I had never really owned a Japanese car, a wagon, or even a car with a manual gearbox.
At one point, I had custom straight-piped exhaust with quad-tips that, to be honest, looked awesome, but it droned something fierce.
In November of 2014, with the help of Tom Lloyd from TL Customs, I installed a set of BC Racing BR-type Coilovers.
The car sits very nicely after installation. The coilovers dropped it about 3" all around.
I had the chance to drive down to Atlanta, GA, in May of 2013 to watch some Formula Drift. As you can see from the photo, this is pre-coilovers. You might also notice the glaring damage on the rear bumper fascia.
I had a bit of a mishap en route. This photo was taken at one of the parking areas along US-129 (Tail of the Dragon) in Tennessee.

I'm glad I lowered the car, due to the way it looks and handles, but if I had to do it again, I'd go with either a more expensive coilover brand, or just use struts and lowering springs.

It's sitting at just over 113k miles right now. Other than the usual subaru maintenance items (Timing belt, head gaskets, etc), there hasn't been anything major with it.

My only complaints that arent due to the loud exhaust or coilovers are due to a heavy foot or just from me being a bit stupid. So overall, there's nothing wrong with the car that I wasn't the cause of.

I got the chance to drive a 2016 forester as a loaner car while mine was at my local Subaru dealership for the head gasket job. And, oddly, in every area other than the sound system and electronic gadgets that the '16 has that my '06 doesn't, I prefer my car.



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