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2003 Subaru Forester Wagon - Consumer Reviews

2003 Subaru Forester Wagon

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Out to Lunch on New Forrester Purchase
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By J.J.
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2003 Subaru Forester Wagon XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Leather Package (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Purchased a 2003 Subaru Forrester XS,
prem/lthr.

Biggest complaint is a horrible blind
spot on the left side. The right side
is great. I use the rearview and side
mirrors when switching to the left
lanes on the highway. As an extra
precaution I turn my head to the left
and my view is seriously hindered by
the panel that is between the side and
rear windows. It's really a dreadful
feeling as I feel as if it is "merge or
die" and I hate to solely rely on
mirrors only. Does anyone else have
this problem? If so, then how do you
overcome? Really interested in your
comments. Am seriously considering a
trade on a one-month old car. Many
thanks.


Best Features

Leather, heated seats and mirrors. Sporty tires. Pretty silver color.


Worst Features

Arm Rest extension is too short and too hard. Blind spot on the left side is a challenge.


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2003 Subaru Forester XS premium/leather
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By merliech
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2003 Subaru Forester Wagon XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Leather Package (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I purchased the car back in February,
just in time for the snow! It handles
wonderfully. Also, I'm just under 5
feet tall and can see perfectly out of
this car. No problems with the car so
far. Intend to keep for a long time.
Also, had a great experience with the
dealership.


Best Features

heated seats/windshield wipers, sunroof, upgraded stereo, AWD.


Worst Features

put a light on lock/unlock button, add power seat option.


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Wow
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By StevieB
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Vehicle

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


Review

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.


Best Features

Sunroof; AWD; safety features


Worst Features

a little tight in the back seat; could use a little more power


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AWSOME
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
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By JPINGY
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2003 Subaru Forester Wagon X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

AWSOME CAR, AWSOME DEALERSHIP


Best Features

ALL WHEEL DRIVE


Worst Features

PERFECT!


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Subaru Forester XS 2003
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By harold martens
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2003 Subaru Forester Wagon XS AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

This is our families' first Subaru, and
will definitely not be the last. After
a protracted period of test driving
many competing models, we settled on
the Subaru Forester XS for its' sturdy
feel, excellent visibility, ease of
manueverability, included options, and
safety features. Our dealer of
purchase: DON DOCKSTEADER SUBARU in
Vancouver Canada offered a 24 hour, no
obligation test drive which finalized
our choice.


Best Features

climate control, all wheel drive, comfort of seats, and visibility.


Worst Features

Suggest that the interior color be changed. If you do not like the 'wierd tan' interior color, exterior color choices become very limited.


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