2003 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Piston Slap
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2003 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

2003 Subaru Forester

Average Consumer Rating

184 Total Reviews

X Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Piston Slap
By Duke on

Vehicle

2003 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Bought the Subie a month ago with 62K on the OD. The boxer engines are prone to piston slap and mine was no exception. I bought it stipulating that the piston slap would be remedied and it was (valves were adjusted).The car does what it's supposed to do - gets you around with decent gas mileage and sure-footedness in inclement weather. This suv is 6 years old and I am confidant I will still be driving it 6 years from now.

Best Features

AWD, reliability, fit and finish, fog lights, storage capability.

Worst Features

Piston slap needs to be remedied before purchasing.
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