by 2001subaru on Oct 23, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Forester S AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
Boy do I miss my Subaru! I bought my 2001 Forester about 5 years ago and I do a lot of driving. It has served me well and I was well on my way toward the 300,000 mark (just crested 266,000) when I hit a deer a few days ago. I walked away without a scratch, the windshield didn't break and the bumper is still intact but the rest of the front of the car is totaled! If you could see the pictures you wouldn't believe I didn't get hurt. I had my seat belt on and was cruising along at 55 on the expressway. The huge 8 point buck destroyed the front end of my Forester, but nothing jolted the interior space. Amazing!
by shannonehill on Jun 25, 2013 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.
by lizlubee on Apr 8, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Forester S AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
My Forester was purchased new and always received scheduled services and oil changes. It had very low mileage (<97,000 miles) and was in terrific condition (or so I thought). I recently learned it had a leaking head gasket (a notorious Subaru problem), 2 bad rear wheel bearings, and leaking oil pan. It also needed a new catalytic converter according to my mechanic. Well, any car that disintegrates before 100,000 miles is not worthy of my attention so I (in very short order) traded it in.
I now have a 2014 Mazda CX 5 which is ten times the car my old Forester ever was!
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