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Excellent Drive
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By VEHarlan
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2004 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I have had my Subaru Forester for about
6 weeks and I am so impressed with its
performance. I don't see many on the
road in El Paso and I think that
everyone should own one.


Best Features

Good vision all around. Comfortable seats. Good pickup.


Worst Features

The cruise control is sometimes difficult to find when you have to keep your eyes on the road. Maybe placing it on top of the steering wheel might be an option.


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Two Time Buyer
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By rosesattic
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2004 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Leather Package (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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This is my second Forester. My first
one had 87,000 miles and NOT one single
problem in 4 years. This time I got
the automatic with leather.... am very
pleased with performance and overall
features.


Best Features

Huge Sunroof, leather heated seats, change of cup holder location from previous model. Also like the automatic temperature control


Worst Features

Offer two tone in the XS Premium package -- break up all the same color.


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GREAT SMALL UTE
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By Floyd99
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2004 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

If you want a spacious, well-built, fun
to drive small UTE with the BEST
AWD system and the highest safety
rating, look no further.

We are so impressed with this
automobile - on all levels. We even
drove in the heart of the Canadian
Rockies on a rough muddy trail,
stream crossings and STEEP
inclines....it did great!

All that, PLUS the legendary Subaru
reliability? What a package!


Best Features

Safety features, AWD, HUGE, sunroof


Worst Features

More base horsepower, and a slightly longer wheebase!


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Love @ first drive
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By Mary Box
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2004 Subaru Forester XT AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Leather Package (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

I have always driven a Ford truck or
SUV (F150, F250, Explorer,
Expedition). I was looking for a SAFE
smaller SUV / Wagon / Hatchback that
had AWD/4WD and leather or vinyl
seats. The Forester was the only
vehicle that earned top safety marks.
It is icing on the cake that the
Forester is fun to drive (I find myself
looking for reasons to go for a
drive). I have driven more miles in 2
months I have had the Forester than I
normally drove in 6 months.


Best Features

Turbo engine, sun roof, AWD.


Worst Features

Move the seat heater buttons off of the console. They are too easily turned on by accident (dogs, children, adults accidently bumping them)


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By jaynie
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2004 Subaru Forester XS AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

fairly quiet ride especially compared
to the CR-V. nice smooth acceleration
uphill. doesn't mind "high speed!"
lots of nice extras come standard.

SO FAR SO GOOD...ONLY 600 MILES!


Best Features

nice, smooth acceleration up hill, corners well, fun to drive


Worst Features

no place for my pocketbook!extened armrest doesn't reach a short driver. seat is uncomfortable for short legs. had to buy a gel cushion.climate control/vent system is confusing


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