Good bang for the buck
By Brian N. on
2003 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
This is the first year of the redesign, and Subaru did a good job making the car feel more "quality." The fit/finish is higher than the previous generation, yet they still managed to pack in a lot of bang-for-the-buck features. This car is great for winter/cold-weather climates due to AWD, heated seats, etc.
The very respectable safety ratings (highest for a compact SUV).
The automatic climate control is finicky. You either freeze or fry. The LED lights that indicated climate settings are hard to read in daylight.