Pros: "Reliable and safe, especially in bad weather"
Cons: "Loud wind noise at highway speeds."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have had my Subaru for 8 years and have been very happy with it. We have had a few repairs over the years (A/C, head gasket, and some minor things). It has finally died (2 cylinders have no compression), but we used it pretty hard and were not very reliable about keeping up with maintenance. It has always gotten us safely through rain, sleet, snow, ice, and on our rough, dirt, unplowed driveway. It was struck by lightning once and only blew a few fuses. We're currently shopping for another Subaru."
"I have owned 17 vehicles, 5 of them being Saabs, and found myself falling in love with this versatile little workhorse. I've loaded it full of firewood, muddy dogs & camping gear, but when it's cleaned up, could proudly drive it out to Sat. night dinner. No problems whatsoever."
"I got my Subaru after my Chrysler was totaled in a wreck. I also moved to Wisconsin shortly after buying my Forester. I could not have asked for a better car to get me through the piles of snow that are often found on the roadways here. My nearly 1700 mile trip to Wisconsin also went well in my Subaru. I can comfortably fit three other adults with room for luggage too! I will never own anything other than a Subaru again!"
"I purchased this new in November of 2003. I absolutely loved everything about this vehicle. The car was flooded during Hurricane Sandy in October of 2012.
I had very low mileage, and was pleasantly surprised by how much my insurance paid me. Subarus are known for maintaining a high value, even older models.
I replaced my damaged 2004 with a 2013 almost exactly to the day-9 years later.
I miss my old Forester,but I do love my new one !"
"Great AWD in bad weather. Feel very confident having my wife drive this.
Bad News... No room for 2nd child seat in rear. Wife and I are 5'-11" and rear child car seats will not fit unless we move the front seats forward 4-5" making driving all, but impossible. Will have to get different car to transport kids.
Love the gas mileage at 24.
Purchase this car if you are single or a young couple with only 1 child and you will be fine. If you have a second child that has to be in a car seat... forget it..."