2003 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
Got the 2.5X after looking all small
SUV's and test driving the CRV and
Escape. The Forester had the best
ride/handling/road manners. Downsized
from a extended minivan (family of 4)
haven't missed it, not even on our long
summer trips. Put a Thule box on carry
gear for trips and camping. Overall,
the car surprizes us with how fun it is
to drive and how refined it is for a
small car. My wife would rather drive
the Forester than her Lexus ES300!
Turbo would be great fun, but has even
worse fuel economy.
AWD system, power, looks, seating
position/comfort (9 in height
difference between drivers),
performance, standard features, safety
Interior trim quality(plastic scratches
easily), Interior carpet quality(shows
wear with minimal use), fuel economy
could be better for a small car.