2003 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Safety, value, and FUN!

2003 Subaru Forester Wagon - Consumer Review

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Safety, value, and FUN!
By Justme on


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


After moving to the east coast from CA,
I was determined to buy a 4WD or AWD
vehicle. I spent the past 6 months
doing research & test driving the Audi,
Volvo, Highlander, 4Runner, Pilot, CRX
etc. No other car offered the safety,
gas mileage, reliability, AWD system
quality, driving fun & environmental
friendliness at a comparable price.
The car is a dream for me to drive, w/
plenty of zip, and I've felt SO MUCH
safer in snow & bad weather. I'm 5'4"
& it's a perfect fit, but my 6'3"
husband enjoys driving it too. My
Subaru dealer was wonderful--I paid
invoice, & he put leather in it for
me, so I got all the extras & still
have a 5-speed, which I love.

Best Features

AWD, active head restraints, ABS & brakeforce distribution, front & side air bags, huge sunroof, 5-speed tranny, auto-dimming mirror, cargo space, peppy engine with plenty of HP for merging or passing.

Worst Features

I'd trade some cargo space for a little more legroom in the back seat to accommodate adults.
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