2004 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Nice ride but paint and interi

2004 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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XT Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Nice ride but paint and interior poor
By Vickie on


2004 Subaru Forester XT AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


I enjoy my Forester but the paint (black) has not held up well at all. I thought Subaru was built for harsh weather. I live in the south - no snow and ice here. My driver's seat has a tear in the "leather" trim. My goal is to drive the car until it has 200K miles. I am guessing that I will have no paint left by that time. I took the car back to the dealer before the warranty expired and they could not help me with the paint. Are you kidding me - my next car will not be a Subaru for this reason alone.

Best Features

I like that I can haul all my outdoor toys at one time.

Worst Features

Paint and interior trim needs serious improvement.
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