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2004 Subaru ForesterReview
Mike writes:
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You can not ever go wrong with a Subie. If you take care of it, it will take care of you

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boydm writes:
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Perfect! — Not much to dislike about this car! I looked down at the middle divider and found seat heating switches! I didn't know it had that! For a 186,000 mile car, you would have thought it was only 25,000 miles, power, speed, even looks!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Bought it with over 180,000 miles on it, but runs like it were only 25,000 miles!   Very fun to drive, shifts great (5 speed manual) and more powerful than I was expecting for a four cylinder.

Cons: Paid a little more than I wanted to for the mileage and year, but overall, in this area (Colorado), this is a prime vehicle.

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2004 Subaru Forester XReview
RADL5772 writes:
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An Excellent, Solid, Well Maintained Car That Needs Some Minor Body Work — The car is basic car. We bought it for family needs. It has been very reliable. Wonderful in bad weather because of its all wheel drive. It is the older model compared to the larger and higher upgraded new models of this car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Solid car, safe car.   Handles well.  Requires little or not maintenance except for oil changes and regular services by the dealer

Cons: It is a basic model.  It has good air conditioning and a good cd/radio.  Not much else.

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2004 Subaru Forester XTReview
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This Car Is Absolutely Fun! — Acceleration from 0-100kph was about 6.7 seconds maybe faster. Note that this was the JDM model so it was actually faster than the import model. Braking was pretty good and handling was sweet (AWD). Extremely low maintenance, highly durable but maybe having to always buy octane boost and stuff for the turbo would add up. The Forester isn't really known for it's looks. The exterior was okay but definitely not good while the interior was pretty normal except for the momo steering and shifter as well as the bucket seats with a mix of leather and cloth upholstery which added a sportier feel to the Forester. By far the most fun car I have ever driven although, I haven't driven much cars that were built for speed but hey the 03' Subaru Forester XT JDM model is truly a sweet ride.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: It's fast, Its comfortable and can go almost anywhere.

Cons: The exterior looks aren't great but that can be modified somewhat.

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2004 Subaru Forester XTReview
Sean writes:
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Turbo Forester — Pros: Awesome AWD, 2.5 Turbo motor is the same found in the STI of the same year (but smaller turbo and intercooler), 4.44 Final drive 5 speed transmission, heated seats, and the ridiculously good sound that comes out of the exhaust pipe. Cons: Suspension is too soft, body roll, brakes could be better, the back of the car is anything but pretty, and below average noise insulation throughout.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: AWD Manual Turbo

Cons: Suspension is too soft/ too much body roll.  Brakes could be better.

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2004 Subaru Forester XReview
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It Is Everything I Expected. I Love My Forester — I always wanted a Forester ever since they first came out. I finally purchased one just a couple of weeks ago and love it! I love driving it, being in it, looking at it. It is everything I had hoped for. It has reduced my stress of commuting to work, and is fun and comfortable for recreational driving. I am an artist and it has plenty of space for all my equipment with easy access. No more knee aches and pains....access and seating are just the right height.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Easy and excellent handling in all road conditions. Fun to drive, Great quality inside and out. Love the look. Chose it over newer sleaker model. So far costs are low. Was well maintained and garaged.

Cons: Seats a bit too hard...using a pillow.

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2004 Subaru Forester XTReview
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Yes It Would — the forester is a wild beast does 0-100kn/h in about 6 seconds flat awesome all-wheel drive capability and with those heavy duty sway bars it has no body role which is very good for a car with 16cm ground clearance. its terrible on fuel it looks like its a sleeper and it is great fun to drive especially on moist dirt roads out in the brindy's.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: it does everything

Cons: A/T gearbox

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2004 Subaru Forester XTReview
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Fun, Practicle, Affordable! — Handling fantastic. Most fun I've had in car... that's for the last four years. I enjoy driving to work in the mornings & back in the evening. Reliability is legendary. Subaru only use genuine parts, so make sure you have a maintenance plan. It's also less attractive to thieves.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: If you enjoy driving, then this car is for you.

Cons: It's not for show-offs or status.

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2004 Subaru Forester XTReview
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God. — performace: the car accelerates like crazy, its faster than a wrx. and it also handles amazing. build: perfect. thank you subaru appearance: more beautiful than anything ever. cost: 10k for a car worth 16k? yes. fun factor?: on a scale of 1-10... 40.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing.

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2004 Subaru Forester XTReview
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Sporty, Yet Functional — I love the ability to go anywhere, do anything, and get there in a hurry. It can go off-roading with the SUV's, then get back on the road and smoke Mustang GT's all day long. It is a great all around car. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Performance

Cons: Looks

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2017 Subaru Forester Reviews

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Very clean car, daughter loves it, price ok consider ing the market Read More

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This little yellow light popped up next to my odometer and it looks like a car on a incline. I’ve read the other comments about how to turn it off but I can’t figure it out on my forester. Read More

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