2003 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Just not a great car
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2003 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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

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Just not a great car
By karlou on

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

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Have had the car for ten years (bought new) and almost 130K miles. Many problems from the start, not the least of which was the flames coming out the tailpipe towards the end of the first year. Has needed much maintenance and repair over the years, and one important fact about subarus - they rust. So surprised in this day and age how rusty this car has gotten, and I'm very good about washing the car (including underneath). Wind noise bad almost from the start, and three trips to dealership never got it better. Very cheap interior materials, now looking to finally get new and better vehicle. Never again a Subaru!

Favorite Features

Visibility is great, probably my favorite feature over height in ride and cargo room.

Suggested Improvements

Subaru, please figure out how to make a car that doesn't rust this fast!
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