2004 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L from North America
Best and safest all-around SUV available
The driver's rear view door mirror is loose, but can be fixed easily at the first oil change.
With 1500 miles on it, the engine is just now breaking in.
Steering seems a bit stiff, but will hopefully loosen up.
Rear seat head rests block some vision when using rear view mirror.
Cruise lags a bit on setting, but accelerate button works well.
This car handles with extreme ease. It takes curves at fast speeds with little G force.
The sunroof is awesome. Makes me feel as if I'm in a much bigger car.
Lots of little nifty gadgets like plastic bag hooks in the cargo compartment.
Cruises quietly and smoothly at 80 miles per hour on the highway.
2.5 litre engine is peppy and fuel efficient.
Front seat is comfortable even for bigger people.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th November, 2004