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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


Best Features

smooth driving and handeling


Worst Features

better arm rests


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The Little Old Lady's Turbo
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By Annina
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2004 Subaru Forester XT AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Leather Package (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

I love this car. I went from the hard
to get into Jeep to this comfortable
smaller SUV. It drives like a baby
carriage and and flies up the onramp.
Perfect car for freeway driving and
looks good too.


Best Features

Climate control, lots of power outlets,heated seats and plenty of space. The best moon roof ever.


Worst Features

Seat positioning should be more flexible and eliminate the ashtray. Put in a cell phone holder instead.


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'04 Forester XS-All Purpose Fun
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By zanadu2
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2004 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

This SUV/car drives and handles like
it has a lower center of gravity than
you would first expect. The 4 wheel
disc brakes are a necessity. The non-
turbo engine tends to lug a bit with
the automatic transmission at speeds
just under 40 mph, unless you manually
downshift to 3rd gear, otherwise a
very smooth transmission. Fuel economy
is OK, but could be better. The tires
are just adequate. There is good cargo
space. Overall a fun vehicle to drive
around town or on the highway.


Best Features

Well designed instruments/dash, great driving position and visibility, with excellent steering/handling and heated seats/mirrors, and deicing for all wipers. The six disc CD player is a nice extra.


Worst Features

Raise the speed at which the overdrive locks up or increase the engine horsepower. Increased leg room in the back seat. Tinted widows for cargo area. Lighted door entry.


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Family fun mobile
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By DJones
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2004 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Leather Package (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

The car is fu to drive and handles the
road great dallor value is tops fit and
finish is 1st class


Best Features

all wheel drive inside/outside fit and finish.


Worst Features

a little better gas mileage


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Fun Car with Lots of standard features
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By bhamdriver
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2004 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

We needed a car with power locks and
windows since we have small children.
We love the safety rating and side
impact airbags We went with the Base X
and then added on leather and heated
seats aftermarket at the local seat
shop. much cheaper this way and better
quality materials.The pickup is great
for a 4cyl and the car sits up much
higher than the old Accord which this
replaced. Don't hesitate to buy the
base model.


Best Features

Power everything (except seats), the 5 star safety ratings. Comfortable seats. Good color choices.


Worst Features

Privacy Glass. Wish they would let you get no stereo and charge less as aftermarket steros are cheaper and more flexible.


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