2004 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Premature wheel bearing failur
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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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Premature wheel bearing failure
By pinging_ej25 on

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

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I bought the car new and liked it with respect to driving and its AWD feature. What owners should be aware of is that this is a high maintenance vehicle. Parts like the wheel bearing fail prematurely (<60,000 miles) and can go on undetected for months and years and mistaken as just tire noise. Repair cost is >$450 per wheel.

Best Features

Real AWD not reactive ones.

Worst Features

Longer lasting components, e.g. bearings, CV joints, less piston slap on cold weather, pinging under load.
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