2006 Subaru Forester X SG EJ25
Came across this 06 X SG from a local seller, the guys day job is fleet maintenance and he did a great job preserving this car that his wife drove. I don't think anyone had ever sat in the back seat until my kids climbed in. He had all the receipts for recently done head gaskets, water pump, timing belt and pulleys, new brakes, disks and calipers all done within the past year + it came with a barely used set of snows on Suby rims too! Not much for me to do mechanically to the car so I've set about personalizing it a bit since the windows were already tinted and has a moon roof deflector.
It's got a couple rust spots I'll fix soon, a cracked moon roof (that doesn't leak (yet)) and if it were a perfect world it would be a stick but I'll settle. I'm in N Michigan and winter is a real thing here so happy to have a Suby again. I had a nice manual 04 Forester that I only had for 4 months but got hit head on by a full size truck - I walked away from that wreck. The girlfriend has a 04 Forester X in white too so a happy driveway.
Things I've done already:
Replaced the stock radio with a cheapish wireless Apple Car Play double din unit
Replaced the stock speakers with some cheapish Sound Ordinance component speakers
Added steering wheel controls for head unit
Blackened out the grill and rebadged overlay
Added a hood bug deflector
Added well visors
Added the nice but cheap Harbor Freight roof rack
Replaced the shifter knob
Added in my weathertek floor mats
Did the "20 click" method to silence the seat belt alarm
Plastidip the rocker panel molding or paint it with a bed liner material
Black rims if my search is lucky
Front skid plate (getting into fish spots)
maybe rear speakers
Some more pics of when I purchased:
Worst rust spot is on the drivers rear fender
Pretty clean interior.