2004 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: In the 5th Year I'm still lovi

2004 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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

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In the 5th Year I'm still lovin' Subie
By Elizabeth on


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


I migrated from a Jeep 6 cyl to the Subaru Forester XT. I was looking for comfort, safety, power, and a great looking ride. I saw my Subie and fell in love. I added the smart mirror and command start, the only two options not already there. The defrosting and seat warmers and that fact my car is smart enough to blow cold air in the winter initially means I never have foggy windows. How much more could I ask for? I'm so glad I made the choice for this head turning vehicle. Each time I fill I am asked about Subie. I draw unusual attention when I cart my 16 foot canoe on top the factory racks.

Best Features

AWD, turbo, antilock brakes, defrosting, wiper elements front and back, and mirror defrosters, seat heaters, stereo 6CD changer, weatherband radio and finally the big sunroof. I feel like I have a convertible when that's all the way open! Did I mention the cargo room?

Worst Features

I feel sorry for the people who ride in the back seat, no seat heaters there.
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