Users' questions

How can I make my Subaru Forester faster?

How can I make my Subaru Forester faster?

How to Upgrade the Performance of a Subaru Forester

  1. Clean out your car to get rid of any excess weight — even the spare tire if you can do without it.
  2. Get regular oil changes and when you do, use synthetic oil.
  3. Use additives in your vehicle’s coolant reservoir that keep the coolant cooler.

Are 2003 Foresters reliable?

The 2003 Forrester is very reliable and dependable.

Is the forester underpowered?

The Forester’s four-cylinder engine will get you from point A to point B, but it’s not the most impressive power plant. Acceleration is merely so-so, and this Subaru can feel a touch underpowered on the highway. That said, it’s not like many other compact SUVs are renowned for their voracious powertrains.

Does a 2003 Subaru Forester have a turbo?

With a new turbocharged engine, a real hood scoop, and a slick new interior, this is the SUV version of the WRX STi.

When did the Subaru Forester XS come out?

Introduced in the 1998 model year, the Forester mini-SUV soon became a household word. Subaru’s answer to the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 carved a niche and achieved respectable sales. The Forester looked more rugged than Subaru’s Impreza sedan and less like a wagon than the Outback.

Is the 2003 Subaru Forester a good car?

Edmunds’ expert review of the Used 2003 Subaru Forester provides the latest look at trim-level features and specs, performance, safety, and comfort. At Edmunds we drive every car we review, performing road tests and competitor comparisons to help you find your perfect car. Read the full in-depth review of the Used 2003 Forester at Edmunds.

What kind of engine does a Subaru Forester XT have?

The XT model uses the same Mitsubishi TD04 turbocharger used in the Subaru Impreza WRX. Those seeking additional power for their Forester XT can replace the turbocharger and intercooler with used STI components which are readily available. All Forester 2.5 L engines are of the interference engine type.

When did the second generation Subaru Forester come out?

The second generation was introduced as a 2003 model at the 2002 Chicago Auto Show, based on the new Impreza platform, featuring several fine-tune improvements over the past model. The 2003 Forester features weight-saving refinements such as an aluminum hood, perforated rails, and a hydro-formed front sub-frame.