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2004 Subaru Forester Wagon

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


Review

First time owner of an SUV/4WD vehicle.
Selected the Subaru Forester for its
looks and safety record. Really am
impressed with the way it handles and
the way it hugs the road. Love the way
it drives.


Best Features

Am impressed with the way the interior looks. I like that there is not a lot of extra pockets and trays that have no use. This is an efficent vehicle.


Worst Features

There seems to be a slight play/delay in the excelerator that I don't care for, don't know if that is just in this vehicle or standard for all Foresters.


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Good stable quality car
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By A Boston Driver
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2004 Subaru Forester Wagon X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Well, the vehicle is great it feels
very stable when you drive, it
responds quickly, the brakes respond
well, the manueverability is very
good.

In terms of snowy weather, you have to
try to spin out or fishtail, it will
spin out and/or fishtail but you
really have to push it.

My mother drives a Mercedes ML500 2004
and when she stepped in my car she
loved the feeling of it and she felt
safe in the car.

I have the lowest model, but i believe
the highest model is quite a car,
leather interior and the dealership
said the top of the line Forrester
beats the Impreza WRX in the quarter
mile or was it the STI (for some
reason i doubt the claim).


Best Features

four wheel drive, the comfort inside, and the manuevering capabilities, also the cargo space is spacious enough for most things.


Worst Features

The interior and the doors are rather cheap, i'd say increase the price a little bit and make the interior and the structure of the car a bit more stable. Also a good armrest would be great.


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excellent car
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By andy hines
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2004 Subaru Forester Wagon XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

i've been a ford man all my life. this
is my first car other than one of the
big 3...

simply the best car i've ever owned


Best Features

smooth driving and handeling


Worst Features

better arm rests


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The Little Old Lady's Turbo
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By Annina
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2004 Subaru Forester Wagon XT AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Leather Package (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

I love this car. I went from the hard
to get into Jeep to this comfortable
smaller SUV. It drives like a baby
carriage and and flies up the onramp.
Perfect car for freeway driving and
looks good too.


Best Features

Climate control, lots of power outlets,heated seats and plenty of space. The best moon roof ever.


Worst Features

Seat positioning should be more flexible and eliminate the ashtray. Put in a cell phone holder instead.


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'04 Forester XS-All Purpose Fun
Performance
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By zanadu2
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Vehicle

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


Review

This SUV/car drives and handles like
it has a lower center of gravity than
you would first expect. The 4 wheel
disc brakes are a necessity. The non-
turbo engine tends to lug a bit with
the automatic transmission at speeds
just under 40 mph, unless you manually
downshift to 3rd gear, otherwise a
very smooth transmission. Fuel economy
is OK, but could be better. The tires
are just adequate. There is good cargo
space. Overall a fun vehicle to drive
around town or on the highway.


Best Features

Well designed instruments/dash, great driving position and visibility, with excellent steering/handling and heated seats/mirrors, and deicing for all wipers. The six disc CD player is a nice extra.


Worst Features

Raise the speed at which the overdrive locks up or increase the engine horsepower. Increased leg room in the back seat. Tinted widows for cargo area. Lighted door entry.


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