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2003 Subaru Forester

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


Review

Great car. Handles well.


Favorite Features

Design.


Suggested Improvements

Can't find anything wrong except for not enough leg room in the back seat and not a sufficient engine size.


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9 months after purchase
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By jbeckr
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2003 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

This is a very good car that we like better all the time. Utility and ease of use are high points. Surprsingly good handling.


Favorite Features

Great visibility - that's why we chose it over CRV. Handles well. Upgraded stereo is very good. Biggest sunroof I have seen. Reliability very good so far.


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage has been disappointing, about 21-22 mpg. But lately it has been getting better. Maybe the engine is loosening up.


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2003 Forester X 2.5 GREAT CHOICE for SUV
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By Rog
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2003 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Great size, excellent interior design and appointments. Very good standard sound system. Easy operating folding seats, good passenger and drive head and leg room. Good fuel economy average of 23 MPH. Nice ride and handling.


Favorite Features

Handling and ease of entry/exit. Very nice cargo capacity, ample storage compartments and VERY NICE attention to details


Suggested Improvements

Power operated driver seat and an adjustable armrest on the armrest extension. Just a bit too low when seat is raised to maximum height.


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yip-dee-doo for my subaru
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By dante inferno
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2003 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

i really like this car


Favorite Features

fun to drive, feels good, etc. it's awesome!


Suggested Improvements

a ring of light around the ignition key for at night. stronger keyless door opener. make the cargo cover part of the seat back, so you don't have to take it out and store it when you want it out of the way! improve the gas mileage. make a hybrid.


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By Mikemitros
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2003 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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I do not understand why this car receives such rave reviews.The interior is cramped and uncomfortable. The controls are too small and difficult to operate.Especially the cruise control, you must take your eyes off the road for an excessive period of time to turn it on.The air onditioning and defrostis inadequate.The engine has an annoying loud metallic tapping sound for the first ten minutes after started.Poor acceleration with the automatic transmission.Check engine light comes on frequently. Uncomfortable arm rest. Cup holders that block the instrumentation.


Favorite Features

Graet Sound system. Huge Sun Roof. Great handling in bad weather.


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