2003 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Much better than expected

2003 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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Much better than expected
By gdgg on


2003 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Got the 2.5X after looking all small
SUV's and test driving the CRV and
Escape. The Forester had the best
ride/handling/road manners. Downsized
from a extended minivan (family of 4)
haven't missed it, not even on our long
summer trips. Put a Thule box on carry
gear for trips and camping. Overall,
the car surprizes us with how fun it is
to drive and how refined it is for a
small car. My wife would rather drive
the Forester than her Lexus ES300!
Turbo would be great fun, but has even
worse fuel economy.

Best Features

AWD system, power, looks, seating position/comfort (9 in height difference between drivers), performance, standard features, safety features.

Worst Features

Interior trim quality(plastic scratches easily), Interior carpet quality(shows wear with minimal use), fuel economy could be better for a small car.
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