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2001 Subaru Forester

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By THOMAS FULTON
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2001 Subaru Forester L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Best sport car ever!!!! Great for hiking trips!!!
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By lyn
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2001 Subaru Forester L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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My Blue Subie
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By TimothyFC
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2001 Subaru Forester L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought used in 02/2008 for $8500. 58K mi. Automatic. 09/24/2009 94500 mi. Severe Service. $268 03/2008 Front Passenger Axle Assembly. Alternator Rebuild 12/2008 P&L $150. $168 P&L Left Rear Wheel Cylinder and brake linings. No breakdowns so far. Rear Tires road noise noticeable. Excellent AWD performance on very bad wet and dry farm dirt roads 04 to 05/2009 Laurel Hill, Fl. City and highway driving nice. Bad weather performance good. MPG good. Regular maintenance cost high but, (AWD) understandable. Spark plugs, wires, K&N Air Filter, Radiator Fluid, Radiator Hoses, Belts, Oil Changes all done. Trans & Diff fluid, timing belt not done yet.


Best Features

AWD, MPG, Blue, Fog Lights, Roof Rack, Utility, Ruggedness, hide away spare tire, pwr windows, pwr locks.


Worst Features

Reduction of maintenance requirements and cost. Different position for cup holder. Better radio and CD player. Better clock. Better tire road noise reduction.


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By TFC
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2001 Subaru Forester L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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(90K) Handled very well 2000 miles and very bad dirt rural roads in Laurel Hill Fl. in 04/2009. Only normal and minor things wrong. Front passenger axle assembly, $268, 03/2008. Alternator 11/2008 (rebuilt), $168. Driver door outside door handle,($69 P/L.) Clock, CD Drive (not done). Cold, Rain and moderate off road very good. Rear tire hum tolerable. Full non-towing load performance very good. Still love it. Go anywhere, do anything. Beach, fishing, hiking, bicycling.


Best Features

Blue exterior. Full non-towing load performance. Fog Lights. Roof Cargo rack.


Worst Features

Better sound system. Better rear area sound deadening.


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I love my Forester!!!
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By Harry Velez
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2001 Subaru Forester L AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my Forester in 2001 and in all this time I have had to replace only the head lamps... only one if I remember correctly. Other than that I have 2 flats. That's it. This car is the best performing vehicle I have ever owned. It runs great. It is comfortable. Its reliability is outstanding. Wish I could buy a new one... but the old one is just going too strong to consider that.


Best Features

Seat warmers in winter. Amazing all wheel drive. The car "almost" drives better in the rain! LOL.


Worst Features

Stronger cup holders. AUX jack for i-pod. Bluetooth for cell. Better location for clock.


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