My wife and I waited to see the
2003 model, and we are not
dissappointed! The new styling makes
the car appear like a new model. The
reliability of the Subaru nameplate was
critical in buying this car,considering
the priciness of the Subaru marque. We
have owned many Toyotas in the past.
With a second home in the mountains, we
needed a car with all-wheel drive and
yet needed good fuel economy for my
drive into Los Angeles for work.
Currently, I am very happy with my
mileage, which averages 24.5 miles per
gallon. I think my wife is going to
wrest the Forester away from me very
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Hi. Just purchased a 2003 Forester XS
auto. Love it-in spite of paying too
much. Never buy a car for your wife on
your anniversary. Compared to my 1981
Subaru Brat, I have no complaints about
power! Plus you can drive Forest
Service roads at 65 mph and pretend you
are Tommi Makinen in the SWRT WRC.
Visibility is great, lots of room
(haven't sat in the back, just the 2 of
us). The auto-climate control is nice,
go for the upgraded speakers if you
like quality sound (the base is so-so).
First tank of gas-got 25.1 mpg on 50-50
mix city/highway. No defects noted, no
problems noted in first 500 miles.
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