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2003 Subaru Forester Wagon

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Subaru Forester Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Flat 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 165 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Subaru Forester

  • Updated and improved, the new Forester is worth checking out for consumers looking for a versatile compact SUV.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Standard all-wheel drive, availability of upscale features, high safety scores.

  • Cons

    Only one engine choice, price can be higher than most of the competition.

  • What's New for 2003

    Subaru's well-regarded Forester crossover sport-ute has been completely redesigned to be an even more enjoyable addition to your family. Engineers have given the tall wagon more interior room, a stiffer body structure, a revised chassis and more standard feature content -- all while keeping exterior dimensions the same and reducing the curb weight by 90 pounds.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Most reliable car i've ever

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Vehicle: 2003 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

I absolutely love my 2003 subaru forester. It has never left me stranded and has required the least amount of repairs of any car I've owned. The only repairs that I've done on it are wear out parts like brakes and rotors. I've recently (105,000k) had the timing belt, water pump, and most of the fluids replaced just as a pre-emtive strike to keeping this vehicle running as best it can well into the 100k's.




Forester in the rockies

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Vehicle: 2003 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

I absolutly love my forester. I have never had any mechanical problems with it and i am at 28,000 miles. I live in the rockie mountains of colorado and the AWD has made life so easy come winter time. while i see others digging out their cars i just hop in and drive away.




Forester 2003

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Vehicle: 2003 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

This is my fouth Subaru, I like the Forester, it handles well, and overall is a great car. My milage is 26-27 mpg.




Wow

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Vehicle: 2003 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

What a great car. I've had it for 3 weeks and have been averaging 34 mpg on the highway! Fun to drive, MONSTER sunroof. Very nimble on the road. Used to own a Loyale wagon; reliability was great. Safety ratings are very good. Check it out.




We love sue!!!

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Vehicle: 2003 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

Being that we knew nothing about Subaru 2 months before we bought our Forrester, my wife and I are incredibly pleased. It's a wonderful SUV that makes us feel safe, provides excellent fuel economy (relatively speaking), and is a hoot to drive. We've taken it from San Diego to the Rockies and bag, and the V4 didn't miss a beat.




Sooo much fun!!

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Vehicle: 2003 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

Absolutely LOVE my new Forester!! Downsized from a Ford Windstar(NEVER again)....great to drive-wonderful mpg- 26 on first two tanks. Love the moonroof and 6cd changer.Has lots of get up and go....



Full 2003 Subaru Forester Review

What's New for 2003

Subaru's well-regarded Forester crossover sport-ute has been completely redesigned to be an even more enjoyable addition to your family. Engineers have given the tall wagon more interior room, a stiffer body structure, a revised chassis and more standard feature content -- all while keeping exterior dimensions the same and reducing the curb weight by 90 pounds.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
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