2004 Subaru Forester 2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Early Maintenance
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2004 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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X Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Early Maintenance
By Bill on

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

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This car is great except for fuel and maintenance costs. Plugs only last 50000 and cost 300-400 to replace due to complexity of the flat design and the turbo plumbing. Most recently I had a raw gas odor requiring replacement of fuel hoses which required removing the intake manifold for repairs. Also found an air turbo intake hose with a hole in it ($100).

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Performance, fun to drive.

Suggested Improvements

Simplify the intake manifold system for maintenance. Easier spark plug replacement.
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By juanmafxt
on 08/06/13 11:22 AM (PDT)

Maybe you didn't hear the lates new: turbo cars need maintenance. As for spark plugs at 300-400, I just wanted to let you know you were ripped off...badly.

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