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2000 Subaru Forester Wagon

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Subaru Forester Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Flat 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 165 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Subaru Forester

  • An enjoyable vehicle that can't quite match the versatility of other mini SUVs.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    SUV style, car-like ride and handling, functional interior.

  • Cons

    Limited rear-seat room, not a true off-roader.

  • What's New for 2000

    Forester L gets standard cruise control and Forester S receives a viscous limited-slip rear differential at base price increases of $100.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


7 of 8 people found this review helpful

Overall good car with recent

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Vehicle: 2000 Subaru Forester S 4dr Wagon AWD

My husband and I bought this car in 2009 and it had 108,000 miles on it. Last year we hit a slight hiccup when our O2 sensor went. The garages near us had a hard time figuring out what the issue was and we eventually went down to the actual dealership and as soon as we described the problem they knew the answer. It is now a year later and my husband went to replace the rotors and brakes and discovered that the calipers, and inner and outer tire rods were bad as well in the front and the caliper on the rear driver side was bad as well. Now we have fixed all of this for around 400 and yet the brake system is still not working properly. More attempts to come to fix it.



5 of 10 people found this review helpful

Perfect winter car

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Vehicle: 2000 Subaru Forester L 4dr Wagon AWD

I bought a high powered rear-wheel drive car and needed something for winter. I hated the look of this car, but am glad I bought it. I drive through snow half way up the door panels with ease. I can't imagine going back to just a front-wheel drive car for winter.




Love this car

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Vehicle: 2000 Subaru Forester L 4dr Wagon AWD

I have had this car for several years and I love it. It is the best car on snow, can tow a small trailer, and I get almost 30mpg! Sure it looks a little square, but I like the way it looks. It has been the perfect car for me and my dog to get to the mountains.




Love it!

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Vehicle: 2000 Subaru Forester L 4dr Wagon AWD

I love this vehicle! Fun to drive, pulls 2000 lbs, very reliable, was not too expensive, great in snow. Nearly 180000 on it with no major problems. Have done routine maintainance, replaced the brakes, starter and clutch once. Had one part needing replacement with the catalytic converter (cost 3-400 dollars), needed to replace the tape player (replaced it with a CD/tape player) and that was it. Still running great and I hope to keep it for another 100,000 miles. Get 20-30 mpg on freeway (at 60-70 mph) and 27-27 in town. I am planning to buy another in the future and am hoping they can improve the gas mileage by then. (They keep increasing the engine horsepower which I do not feel it needs.)




This car is a continuous

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Vehicle: 2000 Subaru Forester L 4dr Wagon AWD

I purchased my Subaru Forester in the summer of 2003. I live in Maine and was looking for something safe and reliable since I need my car for my work. I was in love with the car when the dealership let me take the car home overnight for a test drive. It drove wonderfully! I don't believe I had any major issues with the car in the first year that I had it. I had oil changes done as recommended and took care of it. Also my bug deflector panel thing that came with the car flew off one day while I was going 55 mph. In the summer of 2005 though I started to have issues. The car would not go anywheres until I put it into reverse first and then into drive. Once in drive I had no issues.




After seven years of ownership

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Vehicle: 2000 Subaru Forester L 4dr Wagon AWD

I bought this vehicle new in January 2000. For seven years I never had any major problems with this vehicle other than a radiator replacement. In the seventh year everything went on it at once. CV boots, wheel alignment, worn out wheel bearing, engine cylinder gaskets, fuel filter. The vehicle only had 81,000 miles on it when this all happen.



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Full 2000 Subaru Forester Review

What's New for 2000

Forester L gets standard cruise control and Forester S receives a viscous limited-slip rear differential at base price increases of $100.

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Talk About The 2000 Forester

2000 Subaru Forester Discussions See all Started By

juliewen
juliewen
10-03-2001
I have a 2000 subaru forester with 30k miles. It is burning 1 qt./2000 miles. As of today, the tech. at Liberty Subaru in Oradell, NJ told me he sees no problems and that he checked with Subaru to s...


recap
recap
04-21-2007
Bought 2000 Forester new from dealer in that year. Every thing was super till we received WWP-9 notice in 2004 re: having dealer add special conditioner to coolant. This was done, at 57K miles. Since ...


hamuller
hamuller
07-05-2009
I have a 2000 Forester 5 sp. When it was new I would get 30+ mpg and was delighted. In the last several years the mileage has slipped despite tuneups, etc. Recently the check engine light went on....



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