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Subaru Forester 2003

The 2003 Subaru Forester range of configurations is currently priced from $1,500. Our most recent review of the 2003 Subaru Forester resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Subaru Forester: 5 star ANCAP rating, Strong and reliable engine

The 2003 Subaru Forester carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1400 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Subaru Forester 2003 Price and Specs

The Subaru Forester 2003 is currently available from $1,500 for the Forester X up to $8,888 for the Forester X.

Pricing guides

$5,499
Based on 44 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$1,500
Highest Price
$8,888
Subaru Forester Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
X SUV 2.5L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,500 $4,290
X SUV 2.5L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,400 $4,070
XS SUV 2.5L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,800 $4,730
XS SUV 2.5L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,600 $4,400
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Subaru Forester 2003 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Subaru Forester 2003 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Subaru Forester 2003: Wind noise from driver's side

    A Subaru dealer would be able to fix it for you, so too should a competent panel beater or mechanic. If you're not sure of your local panel beaters or mechanics take it to a dealer who should have both the competence and parts needed to affect a repair.

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  • Subaru Forester 2003: When to change the water pump?

    SUBARU told us it is not necessary to replace the water pump every time the cam belt is changed. The company says current spare parts sales for cam belts are more than six times those of water pumps for the Forester. But they say some workshops recommend checking the water pump when replacing the cam belt because replacing the pump requires the cam belt to be removed. It is suspected some workshops replace the water pump unnecessarily because of small signs of seepage from the breather hole. Slight seepage is normal as this is designed to drain water pump seal seepage. Subaru Australia issued a bulletin to dealers in July 2006 to inform them of this.

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  • Subaru Forester 2003: Rotten-egg smell?

    THE rotten-egg smell is sulphur dioxide, usually a sign your catalytic converter has failed. If that's what you smell take it back to the dealer and pursue a resolution with him. A malfunctioning converter should be picked up by a diagnostic check by the mechanic, but may have been missed. If the smell is always present when you get out of the car, take the car back to the dealer and go for a drive with the service manager or mechanic to show him what you are concerned about.

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Subaru Forester 2003 Towing capacity

The Subaru Forester has maximum towing capacity of 1400kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Subaru Forester Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
X SUV 2.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1400kg
X SUV 2.5L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 1400kg
XS SUV 2.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1400kg
XS Special Edition SUV 2.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1400kg
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Subaru Forester 2003 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2003 Subaru Forester are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1735mm x 1590mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Subaru Forester 2003 Dimensions  include 1590mm height, 1735mm width, 4450mm length.
Subaru Forester Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
X SUV 1590x1735x4450 mm 200 mm
XS SUV 1590x1735x4450 mm 200 mm
XS Special Edition SUV 1590x1735x4450 mm 200 mm
XS Luxury SUV 1590x1735x4450 mm 200 mm
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Subaru Forester 2003 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2003 Subaru Forester will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Subaru Forester spans from 16x6.5 inches.

Subaru Forester Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
X SUV 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
XS SUV 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
XS Special Edition SUV 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
XS Luxury SUV 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
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Subaru Forester 2003 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2003 Subaru Forester is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Subaru Forester currently offers fuel consumption from 8.6 to 12.1L/100km. The Subaru Forester is available with the following fuel types: ULP and PULP.

Subaru Forester Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
X SUV 2.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 8.6L/100km
X SUV 2.5L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 8.7L/100km
XT SUV 2.5L,PULP,4 SP AUTO 11.9L/100km
XT SUV 2.5L,PULP,5 SP MAN 12.1L/100km
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