Not all I was lead to believe
By Tim from MA on
2001 Subaru Forester S AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
The right size, but some serious flaws.
Emergency braking is poor due to very
spongy brakes - not unique to my car, I
test drove another one after a near
accident and found it to be the same.
Engine frequently runs rough/stalls on
cool/cold (20~50F) damp mornings, but
dealer can not find problem.
Mileage runs from 25MPG pure hiway to 18
around town, even with light foot.
Clutch has bad "judder" that comes and goes.
Rear seat space is very tight.
Roof rack! Great for two kayaks, very
solid, (optional) factory supplied
Giant moonroof is awesome.