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2001 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 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 165 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 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 2001

    The 2001 Forester receives slight alterations to the front and rear fascias, a new Premium Package, and upgrades to the interior.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Love this car!

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Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Forester L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)

I have had my 2001 Subaru Forester since 2004 and have loved every minute of owning this car. My Subaru is nearing 200k and sadly starting to deteriorate (rust spots, transmission, and suspicious coolant leak) so I'm looking for a new car. I would buy another Subaru in a heart beat if I was looking for longevity. I also love having all wheel drive. As long as my tires are in good shape I've never had any trouble in the snow. Aside from normal maintenance of a high mileage car I've spent little on my Subaru. My car has also never broken down. I swear the commercials brainwash you but really I love this car and would drive it till the day I die if I could.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

I am in love with

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Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Forester L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)

I got my Forester awhile back and I am still loving it! Every time that I go out to drive it I still get excited to this day. I thought it being a 2001 it wouldn't be very good but that is the opposite! I love my Forester!



1 of 22 people found this review helpful

Do yourself a favor-don't buy

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Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Forester L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)

We bought our 2000 Subaru Forester in 2005. It only had 45,000 miles on it so we thought it was a great deal. A few months down the road it started showing signs of trouble-needed a new o2 sensor, then we have had an ongoing problem with the catalytic converter and have replaced it with a new one a few months ago, now it won't pass inspection-one garage says it is the gasket-another garage says it is a leaking problem and it needs to be welded (catalytic converter) also brakes also the cv boot was cracked and needed to be replaced-it is a constant drain of money-trading it in for something more reliable! Subaru is horrible!



Full 2001 Subaru Forester Review

What's New for 2001

The 2001 Forester receives slight alterations to the front and rear fascias, a new Premium Package, and upgrades to the interior.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
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