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2003 Subaru Forester

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I'd buy another one
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By tedsalzman
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2003 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Tital says it all, I wish it had a larger gass tank and got a little better milage. But yhat;s the price you pay for all wheel Drive


Suggested Improvements

Bigger gas tank


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A+
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By matar
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2003 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I would purchase the Forester again, given the decision over again. I'm never buying anything but Subaru!


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Well designed and constructed
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By F.M.George
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2003 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This car was perfect when I test drove it and picked it up at the dealership. Unlike past purchases from GM dealerships there were no flaws or mechanical things in need of correction. The car's 4 wheel drive system gave exceptional performance during these past winter months. The standard features that came with the car and its comparatively low price make it the best deal I've had in many years.


Favorite Features

Comfort for big drivers - I'm 6'4". Good gas mileage and responsive handling.


Suggested Improvements

Would like better acceleration but not at the cost of diminished mileage.


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The best car I have ever owned.
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By lowman99
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2003 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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This has to be one of the best cars on the market today, but also one of the most understated. The safety is unmatched in its class, and the all- wheel drive is amazing. On a recent ski trip into the mountains, while everyone was pulled over to the side of the road putting on chains, I just cruised right past them. While 4x4 F- 150 with chains were spinning out in front of me, I just glided over the snow. Extremely reliable- no problems whatsoever.


Favorite Features

All-wheel drive, high ground clearance, large cargo area, very good stock sound system.


Suggested Improvements

Exterior styling could be a little sexier. Interior finishes are very durable and well constructed, but still on the plastic side.


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Fun Drive
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By pmac
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2003 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This is a wise choice for a small SUV. It handles surprisly well on the road and has very good visability. I didn't expect as much quickness from a four cylinder. Decline the winter package and buy a remote starter.


Favorite Features

The ground clearance, safety rating, visability, gas mileage, internal spare tire, rear hatch raises instead of opening to the side like the CRV. small compartments to store CDs and sun glasses.


Suggested Improvements

More power is always invited, and the interior is no frills, the back seats are small so that when a car seat is intalled the fronts have nowhere to recline.


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