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2004 Subaru Forester - Consumer Reviews

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Good stable quality car
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By A Boston Driver
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Vehicle

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).


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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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My Review
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By Lou13
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Vehicle

2004 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This car is a lot of fun to drive. It's
a lot quicker than I thought it would
be and it handles snow and ice very
well. I'm starting to see a lot more of
them around, so word is getting out
about what a great car this is.


Best Features

Engine is more powerful than I expected. I also love the dash. The motorcycle style cluster is great.


Worst Features

Darker gray interior would help hide dirt. The shifter is a little rubbery and the engine sounds a bit rough.


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Safety First!
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By paramedic
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Vehicle

2004 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

As a paramedic buying a new car for my
wife, safety was the #1 concern. I have
seen it after an accident and the
car / passenger held up quite well
(even after rolling over 5-6 times off
a freeway overpass at freeway speed!).
With many included saftey features this
car will protect you if you are
involved in an accident and will also
provide you with the means, through
great handling, to avoid an accident.
Of course it is beautiful, built like a
tank, fun to drive, and it is not a
dime a dozen car. This car has the
safety of a Volvo with the reliability
of a Honda, all for 20K. You can't go
wrong.


Best Features

Safe, Safe, Safe. Fun to drive. Build quality. Cool bed feature. (after removing head rest lay the front seat all the way back until it is flush with the rear seat)


Worst Features

Litle tight in the rear seats with front seat all the way back


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Happy at 5000 miles
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By Bill Fitz
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Vehicle

2004 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Researched competing models and found
Forester to be best value for the
money. Bought it as a second car and
now it is our favorite. Great for
highway and around town. Pulls our
boats with no problem. With a luggage
box on top carried all our gear, two
adults, two kids and a dog across four
states and back. Subaru reliability
was a big decision factor, being fun to
drive cinched the deal.


Best Features

Five speed transmission lets the driver optimize the power of the 2.5L engine. Good power to weight ratio. Well designed interior in both passenger and cargo areas. Storage bins/ cubbies, cruise control, height adjustable driver seat, are well designed.


Worst Features

Better cup holders for back seat, better front seat arm rest, and put the turbo in the base model. Otherwise a great fun car.


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Glad I bought a Forester.
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By hocdoc
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Vehicle

2004 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Only driven it for 6 weeks. Went skiing
after week 2 and performed excellent in
the mountains! Wish the rear leg room
was bigger. Need to tint windows.Looks
and drives great.


Best Features

AWD, hill holder, cruise control, overall appearance.


Worst Features

More rear leg room, tinted windows should be standard, gas milage seems slightly overrated.


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