1998 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: This car is a piece of trash!

1998 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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L Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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This car is a piece of trash!
By paulnelissa on


1998 Subaru Forester L 4dr Wagon AWD


We bought this car used from a Subaru dealership. The day after we bought it the check engine light came on and has stayed on for almost 4 years. We have, in the past 4 years, replaced the clutch, had a major oil leak, replaced the rear wheel bearings twice, and now have a crack in our cylinder head which can not be repaired. The mechanic has recommended a new engine. I realize that the car has a lot of miles, but come on. This car is a lemon if I ever saw one. Subaru has refused to honor warranty issues. We hate them and this car.

Best Features

Can you have a favorite feature on a car that you want to spit on every time you see it?

Worst Features

An engine that works properly.
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