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2004 Subaru Forester - Consumer Reviews

2004 Subaru Forester

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GREAT SUV? CAR? WHO CARES!!!
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By magman
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2004 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Leather Package (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I replaced an 02 GMC Envoy with this
little jewel. I have driven it 4000
miles so far. Great blend of SUV and
Car qualities. I think my 02 V8
Explorer (Which is getting 14 mpg) will
be Subaru's next trade in victim. The
only thing I find lacking is
acceleration but I'm getting 28mpg on
the highway with regular gas so I can
live with it. My first Japanese vehicle
won't be my last.


Best Features

XL moonroof, AWD agility and 28mpg. The vehicle lives up to its billing.


Worst Features

Rear privacy glass a must, can't scan songs on CD, Doors don't lock when in drive, moonroof no tilt feature.


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True Performer
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By Peter V
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2004 Subaru Forester XT AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

Don't let its looks deceive you - this
car has incredible acceleration and top
end. AWD is awesome-I've owned Subarus
before but this one takes the prize.
Decided on turbo after friend who has
WRX told me that he has 100k on his
with no problems. If you need some
horses, no other SUV except the Porsche
($60K) comes close! Great price for
what you get!


Best Features

TURBO,TURBO,TURBO. AWD, crash test results, quality interior and features for under 25k


Worst Features

Gas mileage-I get 20-22 mpg although for a rocket, that could be considered good. Moonroof would have been a nice option w/o the leather


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Excellent Drive
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By VEHarlan
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2004 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have had my Subaru Forester for about
6 weeks and I am so impressed with its
performance. I don't see many on the
road in El Paso and I think that
everyone should own one.


Best Features

Good vision all around. Comfortable seats. Good pickup.


Worst Features

The cruise control is sometimes difficult to find when you have to keep your eyes on the road. Maybe placing it on top of the steering wheel might be an option.


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Two Time Buyer
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By rosesattic
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2004 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Leather Package (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

This is my second Forester. My first
one had 87,000 miles and NOT one single
problem in 4 years. This time I got
the automatic with leather.... am very
pleased with performance and overall
features.


Best Features

Huge Sunroof, leather heated seats, change of cup holder location from previous model. Also like the automatic temperature control


Worst Features

Offer two tone in the XS Premium package -- break up all the same color.


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GREAT SMALL UTE
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By Floyd99
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2004 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

If you want a spacious, well-built, fun
to drive small UTE with the BEST
AWD system and the highest safety
rating, look no further.

We are so impressed with this
automobile - on all levels. We even
drove in the heart of the Canadian
Rockies on a rough muddy trail,
stream crossings and STEEP
inclines....it did great!

All that, PLUS the legendary Subaru
reliability? What a package!


Best Features

Safety features, AWD, HUGE, sunroof


Worst Features

More base horsepower, and a slightly longer wheebase!


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