2003 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: First year down, many more to

2003 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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X Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 4-speed Automatic)

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First year down, many more to go
By moon43man on


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


I researched the mini suv's and bought a 2003 Forester. I was worried about the lack of space, but after a year of use, I no longer have that concern. It really proved itself after hauling my son and all of his stuff 800 miles away to college. With a roof cargo carrier from Sears and the Forester's rear compartment loaded up, I got 28 mpg @ 75 mph. It was a comfortable ride and actually has more leg room than the Safari mini van. The Forester is not as large as my previous vehicles, but then I didn't get 28 mpg with them. I guess there are trade offs with everything, but for a all round, do just about anything vehicle, I am very satisfied with my choice.

Best Features

Handling, location of all controls, seat comfort, gas mileage

Worst Features

Make the window in the rear hatch open separately from the hatch, Let the rears seat backs recline alittle bit.
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