2003 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Second Subaru in 4 months

2003 Subaru Forester Wagon - Consumer Review

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Second Subaru in 4 months
By Kate and Steve on


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


I bought a ForesterX 5 speed in
October. I loved the zip and fun
driving the Forester. On Jan 20, my
husband lost control and at about 65
mph went head on into a jersey
barrier. Front airbags deployed. The
car was totaled. My husband walked
away with sore arms (from the air bag)
and my father, in the front passenger
seat, had only a seat belt bruise and
a jammed thumb. I am convinced the
Forester saved thier lives. It is the
main reason I bought another. I
upgraded the interior in this one, and
did switch to automatic.

Best Features

Ground clearance. Visibility. Handling.

Worst Features

The cupholders need to be rearranged. My remote entry seems to be finicky.
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