2003 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Most reliable car I've ever ow

2003 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

184 Total Reviews

XS Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual w/Premium Package)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
Most reliable car I've ever owned!!!
By spunkyhorn on


2003 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


I absolutely love my 2003 subaru forester. It has never left me stranded and has required the least amount of repairs of any car I've owned. The only repairs that I've done on it are wear out parts like brakes and rotors. I've recently (105,000k) had the timing belt, water pump, and most of the fluids replaced just as a pre-emtive strike to keeping this vehicle running as best it can well into the 100k's.

Best Features

Reliability, reliability, reliability! The security I feel when driving this car is priceless. I know that my family and I will not get stranded when on a road trip with this car. I truly believe that this car has cost less to own that any other car I've owned. It's that reliable! This car is also the safest one I've owned. It feels solid (not like my corolla which was a tin can on wheels). I also love the all-wheel drive (a must have in my snowy and hilly area) and my heated seats! I put 4 snow tires on every fall and this car becomes what my husband and I lovingly call the "snow beast". It goes through the snow with ease and my city is not the best with the whole idea of plowing.

Worst Features

This car could use more leg room in the back seat. Re-design the door/window framing.
Recommend (12) (0)

Are you the author of this review?

Update Your Review
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.