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Used 2004 Subaru Forester

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Used 2004 Subaru Forester Consumer Reviews

4.5 

Overall Rating

5 star

65%

4 star

25%

3 star

6%

2 star

2%

1 star

2%

Value
4.6 
Performance
4.6 
Quality
4.5 
Comfort
4.4 
Reliability
4.7 
Styling
4.4 

SuperHiker281
03/02/2019
2004 Subaru Forester

"Reliable,Cheap to maintain"

Fun to drive , honestly a GREAT CAR.
Foreign made if you live in the U.S.A.
Bought at 112k miles seven years later I am buying this for $3,000 from my parents they paid $9k 71k miles and 7 years ago. Great car it survived them Dad liked to use the gas it did not let him down all the times he climbed the mountain. More or less ramped it at the speed he thought he had to do to get over it. It honestly feels like a mini truck and i have used it as one ,infact it is classified as one. You should definitely consider one... By the way I'm a huge VW fan and I loved this car.
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Aaron S.
11/07/2018
2008 Subaru Forester

"Quick, practical, and quirky."

Fast, Beautiful, Practical, and rare (XT Sports).
Loud, gas mileage, can’t fight off the admirers.
After owning 4 other Subaru’s, as well as a Honda, and daily driving my dads MGB, and working at the local Audi/VW dealership for almost a year, I can comfortably and genuinely say that this is my favorite car I have ever driven. It’s fast (mine is an XT), it handles well, it looks gorgeous, and it’s practical. I can fit a bike in the back, or multiple peoples luggage, or a weekends worth of photography equipment and clothing. That isn’t to say that there aren’t things I’ll change on it. I’m going to lower the car about 2.5 inches for some more sports car-like handling, and eventually I’ll do power and interior upgrades. However, as the car sits right now, i’m absolutely in love. Now, those annoying quirks that you only find out when you move in together. Loud. Loud, loud loud loud, and loud. I commute roughly 25 miles per day, on an interstate that varies between 60-70mph, so I do 65-75mph. And the road and wind noise is appalling. This might be due in part to semi worn tires, and poor road quality, but be warned. Subaru’s are not luxury. Another thing, associated costs. Fuel. See my commute notes above. For the 3000 miles I’ve put on this car so far, commuting on fast roads, and in the city, I’ve averaged 20.1 mpg. And it’s premium gas. Ouch. Insurance. Im a young male. Compared to my previous Honda Accord, my monthly rates went up about 80 dollars per month, with every other variable staying equal. Overall: I am in love. Buy this car. I have the XT Sports edition, and it’s a looker. She handles well, I can’t take a bad picture of her, you’ll get compliments everywhere you’ll go, you’ll connect with the local Subaru community, and you won’t regret it. I promise.Read Less
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Bart
12/06/2017
2004 Subaru Forester

"Excellent dependability and performance. Best car"

Great price, easy to drive and handle.
Would sell for 3,900. Has all the bells and whistles.
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Hedley
12/01/2017
2005 Subaru Forester

"Insanely fast, best handling imaginable!"

handles like a race-car.
Not the best mileage, road noise.
Owned this since 2005 - got the souped-up model. Ive owned many fast, good handling cars but this one was like a Ferrari SUV, if you can imagine that. Standing joke that absolutely anything would fit into the back. Id do street racing against Vettes, Porsches, etc., and this car could take on anything. Handles like its got suckers on the tires. Never ever got stuck, or paraglided on the rainy roads. Nice turning radius, etc. If you can find one thats been coddled, this is a great car!
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little old lady
09/13/2017
2007 Subaru Forester

"Nice second car, has remote start. Has been detai"

Good in snow and gas
Has not been in an accident Four miles a day to work and home. A few trips but not many. Regular maintenance have paperwork. Have photo inside and out but wont load.
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2004 Subaru Forester Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • Cassette
  • CD Changer
  • MP3 Player
  • CD Player
  • Front DVD Entertainment System

Seating

  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front & Rear Air Conditioning
  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 19 mpg
  • EPA Class - Sport Utility Vehicles
  • EPA Hwy - 25 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 21 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 165 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 5600 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.11 inches
  • Torque - 166 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4000 rpm

Interior

  • Power Windows
  • Tilt Steering Wheel

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Conventional Spare
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Roof Rails
  • Side Steps
  • Spare Tire Type - Conventional
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P215/60R16
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Tire Type - On-Off Road
  • Moon Roof/Sun Roof

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 5 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years

Mechanical

  • Axle Ratio - 4.11
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - F&R Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - AWD
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.5 liter
  • Bore - 3.92 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 9.7
  • Fuel Induction - Sequential Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Valve Train - Single Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • Anti-Lock Brakes

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3575 pounds
  • EPA Passenger - 94.3 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 15.9 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 39.8 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 39.8 inches
  • Height - 65.0 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 43.6 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 33.7 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 5
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 7.5 inches
  • Overall Length - 175.2 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 53.5 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 53.6 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - 2400 pounds
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 64.1 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 34.8 feet
  • Wheel Base - 99.4 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 68.3 inches
  • GVWR - 4120 pounds
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2004 Subaru Forester Safety

Driver Front
5 
Passenger Front
5 
Front Side
5 
Rear Side
5 
Rollover Rating
4 
Provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2004 Subaru Forester Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Rear Side Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Rear Parking Sensors

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2004 Subaru Forester Rankings

Horsepower
165 HP
MPG Combined
21 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.5 Rating
Rank
Vehicle
HP
#14
2004 Subaru Forester
165 HP

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