2003 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: tips on equipping

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By twolvesfan on


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


i expected to buy an impreza wrx wagon for its performance, but ended up with the forester X instead. what really helps this car stand out is its space and utility (five people plus one bike fit comfortably inside over a three hour car ride), and its interior (far superior to the impreza, finish almost comparable to a luxury car). a little underpowered, but can still comfortably weave through highway traffic when needed. nothing you can't live without. get the pop equip pkg. also request the armrest extension; you won't know where to put your right arm without it.

Best Features

interior layout and finish are phenomenal for the price. rear of car looks great. autodimming mirror is a small pleasure.

Worst Features

lose the frameless doors. rear license plate rattles when you close the fifth door. seats could be a little firmer. slight fatigue on long drives. wish i didn't have to push the lock button three times to lock all the doors and arm the security system.
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