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True love.
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By Goldencouple1
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2002 Subaru Forester Wagon L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

It puts the sport back in
sport/utility. A blast to drive in the
mountains. A reliable car to take to
the ski basin. It turned the white-
knuckle road up to Ski Apache above
Ruidoso, NM into a fun drive. The
Subaru Forester is in its natural
element on an undulating, winding
mountain road. And it eats up the
Interstate miles with comfort and good
fuel economy, while exhibiting plenty
of power for hills and passing.


Best Features

Quick steering. Plenty of pep. All- wheel Drive assurance.


Worst Features

Give me another one so I have two.


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Better than a Caddy
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By Sue Shallow
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2002 Subaru Forester Wagon L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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This is my first Subaru. Everyone else
in my family owns one. I thought it
was about time. After one winter I
knew it was the best car I have ever
owned. I will never buy anything
else.


Best Features

Just buy one everythings great.


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May 2002
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By CJ Coffey
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2002 Subaru Forester Wagon L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Wish there was a bit more room when you
have kids. Back seat is a bit too
close to the front seats.
Next time I am buying the Forrester but
with leather. Seats could be a vit
more comfortable, but plenty of "cubby"
holes to stash stuff...
Tilt steering is very poor!


Best Features

1. Full spare tire 2. All Wheel Drive in snow is superior to FWD 3. Cubby holes every where 4. handles well


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My fan-freeking-tastic Subaru Forester L
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By goldencouple1
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2002 Subaru Forester Wagon L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Great in the snow. Great in the
mountains. Great in the desert. Fun in
town. Comfortable on the Interstate.
Nimble, quick, fun. Linked S-curves, up
and down hills. Just perfect.


Best Features

Quick and nimble. Comforatable.


Worst Features

Improve interior quality. I read that 2003 Forester already improved.


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Great car.
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By theairman
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2002 Subaru Forester Wagon L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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This is the first Subaru I have
puchased.The comment I find myself
making to anyone who asks, is; I love
the car, I just wish there was a little
more leg room up front. If the drivers
front seat track would slide back a
least another inch or so, I would be
completely satisfied. It is the only
thing that comes up short for me. I am
6'1" and anyone that is any smaller
than this will probably not be
affected. In all other respects, I am a
very satisfied owner. It holds a lot
more cargo than you think with
outstanding visibility all the way
around for the driver. The auto
transmission is smooth and predictable.
The engine has great pickup and
economical as well. I typically get 26-
27 MPG.


Best Features

Standard features on the base model were excellent. Interior headroom is fantastic.


Worst Features

More front leg room for the driver. If it comes at the expense of the rear seat passenger, so be it. I rarely carry passengers in the back seat and I can easily slide the seat up to make them more comfortable for the times that I do.


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