2002 Subaru Forester L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
After two years/20K miles of driving
this car, I can say it's been the best
value car I've owned -- 100% reliable,
very comfortable and reassuring to drive
in all types of weather and any road
conditions. Hairpin curves on mountain
roads to interstates, the car is quick
and responsive under all conditions
(including the record snow in February).
We're buying a 2003 to replace our
other car. I test drove the 2004
Turbo, but I've found that the normally
aspirated engine gives pleanty of power
for mountain and highway passing, and
for me the additional turbo power is not
worth the extra complexity and premium
in gas consumption.
Seat comfort, seat heaters, moon roof,
sophisticated AWD system, comparable to
that on cars which cost thousands more.