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  1. ('03-'05) 2003 - Frame rusting - how to address this (pictures)?

    Exterior and Body
    Hey everyone! First-time Forester owner here, really stoked about the ‘03 I just bought a couple days ago until I jacked it up and I noticed some rust on the undercarriage. I started pulling off the bumper and side trim and I found some fairly widespread rust, mostly towards the front and back...
  2. ('01-'02) 2001 - About 40 mph, starts vibrating very drastically, below 40 mph, magically stops?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Hey guys so I recently got an 01 Subaru Forester. Seems to be having quite a lot of issues. The back end of it is all rotted out I know I'm going to need a new crossmember for the rear end where in like Columbia County New York do you think I'd be able to find a relatively cheap setup and or do...
  3. ('03-'05) 2004 - My mechanic said only fit for junking - advice for a logical next step?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    I'm the Michigan owner of a 2004 Forester X manual with a manual transmission, 161,000 miles. I just purchased another Subaru (Outback) and decided to privately sell my trusty old Forester. I took it to my mechanic to get an overall look at the mechanical health of the vehicle, although it's...