I had my '04 Forester X gauge surround out to paint it beige (to match the rest of the interior and brighten up the gauges) and I would say this gauge pod looks to be close but no cigar. The outline shape looks a little different and it doesn't have the 2 areas at the top in-between the gauges that cover the lights in the cluster assy. Maybe you could make it work but it would probably look even worse than having it a different color like mine. :icon_redface: :biggrin:
BTW the light color really helps with gauge visibility and doesn't take that long to get used to. I used Krylon fusion spray paint for plastic, I believe the color was Satin Khaki which can be purchased at some Wal-Mart, Lowe's, or Craft stores. I had to go by several to find one the shade I wanted.