2003 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
Hi. Just purchased a 2003 Forester XS
auto. Love it-in spite of paying too
much. Never buy a car for your wife on
your anniversary. Compared to my 1981
Subaru Brat, I have no complaints about
power! Plus you can drive Forest
Service roads at 65 mph and pretend you
are Tommi Makinen in the SWRT WRC.
Visibility is great, lots of room
(haven't sat in the back, just the 2 of
us). The auto-climate control is nice,
go for the upgraded speakers if you
like quality sound (the base is so-so).
First tank of gas-got 25.1 mpg on 50-50
mix city/highway. No defects noted, no
problems noted in first 500 miles.
Heated seats (even in Georgia). Auto-
climate control. 6-disc in dash cd-
changer. AWD and Limited slip-rear.
Cupholders that don't block the dash
like in our 95 Legacy.
A 400hp twin turbo would be nice. And
throw in a 6-speed paddle shifter too.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.