2003 Subaru Forester User Reviews

2003 Subaru Forester Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"awd" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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2003 Subaru Forester XS Review
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highly rated vehicle, good experiences with it so far, plenty of top of the line safety equipment, AWD is excellent.

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slightly expensive to maintain

walth
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Love It — Like the new-age look without the new car price. Has top of the line features for a much smaller price. Most of these have wind noise on the drivers mirror (whistle) that can be fixed. We like the safety and comfort of Subaru.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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goo gas mileage, awd

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scratch on rear quarter

typhoon908
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Overall Good — runs good, all wheel drive good for snow, roomy interior,alarm, amfm cd, cruise. I use it every day around 80 miles per day. smooth shift and tight steering. all the power features work. it does have roof rack fog lights and rear cargo cover.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gas mileage and safety.

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Cannot think of anything.

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Good Car For Your Money ! — Everything ! Love yhe perfomance in handling when trying to avoid an accident once. Big money saver because of good gas mileage and no need for any major repairs. Love driving this car short and long distances! Good safe car. This car based SUV is easier to get in and out of than the large SUV's. Check it out !

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Subaru Forester XS Review
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It's a nice luxuryous Subaru quality with leather seats and climate control

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Not too much of a family car, but has a nice touch

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Nice And Luxuryous And Sporty Suv Crossover — Excellent quality, great leather seating with climate control to make it like a luxurious sport utility crossover. Not too good for family. Also not too spacious. Has a pretty high off the ground clearence. Although people think it is a station wagon it is an SUV

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2003 Subaru Forester X Review
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One of the best vehicles on the road - very reliable.

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Not the most beautiful beast on the road, but not ugly.

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They Sell Like Hot-cakes, Even When They Are Used. — Really like the all-wheel drive and the roomy interior. Standard Stereo is pretty sweet, too. Not sure yet about the gas mileage. Doesn't seem to be as good as it is listed in the blue book, but it is fine.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Gas saver, big cargo room

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appearance is a not very cute but OK

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Economic Factor Wins — manual car has good acceleration even when the horse power is not too big. gas mileage is great. Big sun roof. Great compact SUV with big cargo room. small torque make easy U turns. maintenance is pretty easy 6 years no major breakdowns.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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haul stuff

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going fast

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Good — holds lots of stuff. doesn't break down like american cars. handles decently for a steel box with wheels. way too slow for my tastes. four wheel drive a must have for snowy conditions, also makes empty parking lots in winter much more fun

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Gas mileage, traction, reliability, ride and handling

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some cheap materials, not a lot of rear seat space

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Subaru Forester — Performance – acceleration, Decent braking, excellent handling, very good, much improved over previous generation Build Quality – Very good, only needed minor repairs, some cheap pieces, some minor squeaks and rattles Appearance – Good looking car, don't love the grey bumpers Cost of Ownership – 25-26mpg, very good mileage from a brick shaped, AWD car. Fun Factor – is this car fun to drive? Yes, it is very fun to drive, and has a good ride which is a hard combination to get right. It's really fun in the snow with snow tires.

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Fast, Safe, Cheap, Spacious, 4wd, Comfortable

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Not very good looking, Slower than an imprezza sti, Uses fuel very fast

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Subaru Forester — My newest car atm is a subaru which is good cos everyone loves a scooby, and its a 2litre turbo... however i dislike it because its a forester, and its not the best looking vehicle... and its just not the same as an imprezza saloon... And the engine keeps misfiring and the engine managment is messed up as a result and its loosing power... and its silver, it would look better in black or dark blue.

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2003 Subaru Forester XS Review
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Ride and handling, fuel economy

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It's not a truck but I can live with it.

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Love It — I got it to replace a gas guzzling truck. It drives well and handles great. Excellent on gas considering it's AWD. Good looking and comfortable. Pulls a small trailer so well I hardly notice it.

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2013 Subaru Forester Reviews

Great Family Car By pilotstevek

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2012 Subaru Forester Reviews

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2011 Subaru Forester Reviews

Good Car By olepolar

Like most in this car. Personally, I have taken for a test drive a few Subarus at the dealership. The new 2014 are great feel but NOT at all different from 2011 and I like the interior accessories MUC... Read More

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