(4.0) 23 reviews
MSRP: $1,786$8,702
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 24
Engine: 165-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2003 Subaru Forester


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How to praise a car when a powerful alternative waits in the wings? Subaru is reaching for power — turbocharged power — in an effort to broaden its national appeal. Beloved for its utility and its full-line all-wheel-drive systems in regions where the snow flies and ice forms on the roads, the company needs a new edge where the roads stay dry and weather isn't a s... Read full review for the 2003 Subaru Forester

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some good, some bad

by car enthusiast from Chicago, IL on November 3, 2012

I bought my 2003 Subaru Forester new almost ten years ago. It now has 103,000 miles and I have always had preventative maintenance performed. Some things about the car I like very much, others not. Wi... Read Full Review

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When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

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