• (4.1) 25 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,723$8,915
  • 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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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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There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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