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subaru forrester 2003
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By ima252459
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2003 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

fun car to drive.Im 6ft 6 andi fit in
pretty well .Though it is my wifes car
i do drive it fairly often . I would
recommend it.Car handles well interior
in my estimation is pretty quiet.I feel
the dash is laid out well.I feel pretty
safe in it.car handles
well .





Best Features

fog lightsand the rear windshield washer


Worst Features

Would like to see the cargo area a little bigger


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2003 Subaru 2.5X auto
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By Glock88
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2003 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

My lease was up on my 01 Honda CRV EX
auto. The Subaru has much more power,
better transmission, tons of standard
features, drives like a sports car,
does not lean much in curves compared
to the CRV, great grip, great steering
feel, brake pedal soft but stops well,
well made, easy maintenance with
directions in manual. About 2 miles per
gallon better fuel mileage than CRV.
Has more room than older Forrester I
had looked at a few years ago. I like
it much better and was same price I
paid for my old CRV when new.


Best Features

The 2.5l boxer engine. Nice growling sound when revved. Lasts a long time. Nice shifting automatic transmission. weatherband on the cd stereo, fog lights, nice looking dashboard.


Worst Features

I wish all Subaru's came with standard four wheel disc brakes with a firmer pedal feel. Driver's door armrest not really in the right place to use while driving.


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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.


Best Features

Design.


Worst Features

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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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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