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2004 Subaru Forester

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By jaynie
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2004 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

fairly quiet ride especially compared to the CR-V. nice smooth acceleration uphill. doesn't mind "high speed!" lots of nice extras come standard. SO FAR SO GOOD...ONLY 600 MILES!


Favorite Features

nice, smooth acceleration up hill, corners well, fun to drive


Suggested Improvements

no place for my pocketbook!extened armrest doesn't reach a short driver. seat is uncomfortable for short legs. had to buy a gel cushion.climate control/vent system is confusing


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Great Car
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By Yunqiang
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2004 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Driving for half year and it is great.


Favorite Features

Freaking large sunroof


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My Forester Subaru
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By TotalBlank
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2004 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

First time owner of an SUV/4WD vehicle. Selected the Subaru Forester for its looks and safety record. Really am impressed with the way it handles and the way it hugs the road. Love the way it drives.


Favorite Features

Am impressed with the way the interior looks. I like that there is not a lot of extra pockets and trays that have no use. This is an efficent vehicle.


Suggested Improvements

There seems to be a slight play/delay in the excelerator that I don't care for, don't know if that is just in this vehicle or standard for all Foresters.


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Good stable quality car
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By A Boston Driver
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2004 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Well, the vehicle is great it feels very stable when you drive, it responds quickly, the brakes respond well, the manueverability is very good. In terms of snowy weather, you have to try to spin out or fishtail, it will spin out and/or fishtail but you really have to push it. My mother drives a Mercedes ML500 2004 and when she stepped in my car she loved the feeling of it and she felt safe in the car. I have the lowest model, but i believe the highest model is quite a car, leather interior and the dealership said the top of the line Forrester beats the Impreza WRX in the quarter mile or was it the STI (for some reason i doubt the claim).


Favorite Features

four wheel drive, the comfort inside, and the manuevering capabilities, also the cargo space is spacious enough for most things.


Suggested Improvements

The interior and the doors are rather cheap, i'd say increase the price a little bit and make the interior and the structure of the car a bit more stable. Also a good armrest would be great.


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excellent car
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By andy hines
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2004 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

i've been a ford man all my life. this is my first car other than one of the big 3... simply the best car i've ever owned


Favorite Features

smooth driving and handeling


Suggested Improvements

better arm rests


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