2003 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Just Not Good Enough

2003 Subaru Forester Wagon - Consumer Review

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Just Not Good Enough
By 1rudepuppy on


2003 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


The 2003 Forester has been a
dissappointment. The engine is the
weakest link. No power on hills or
with a load, noisy and rough at idle,
and MPG is pathetic for a 4. If you
value performance at all, wait for the
turbo.BOTTOM LINE _ we were spoiled by
our MAXIMA and Forester is definitely
a let down.

Best Features

The styling is much improved. 60/40 Full Time AWD is the BEST. Lot's of thoughtful cubbys. Liftgate better than swing out rear door. Heated wipers are SWEET!

Worst Features

This car is NOISY due to the VW style engine design and CHEAP interior plastic. TURBO, TURBO, TURBO. Shoulda got a better stereo. More rear legroom.
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