2003 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: First Subaru

2003 Subaru Forester Wagon - Consumer Review

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By M. Storm on


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


The 2003 Forester is exactly what I need in a car. AWD, easy to drive, great visibility for the dirver, and to other cars. I feel very much in control of the car when I'm driving, low road and wind noise, but I feel connected to the road. I had the chance to drive the Forester on steep winding roads, and I was passing Audi A4s, VW Jettas, and other SUVs. It provided ample power for the steep hills (and I was being cautious as the engine still wasn't broken in), and great handling around the sharp turns. For me this is the perfect combo of a wagon with the feel of an SUV.

Best Features

AWD, remote keyless entry, standard CD in dash, 3 shoulder belts for rear passengers, 60/40 split rear seats, very roomy, even with 3 passengers in back.

Worst Features

Moonroof option on base X model. Very pleased with this car and so far (1k miles) I have nothing I would change about it.
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