1999 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Too many repairs

1999 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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51 Total Reviews

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Too many repairs
By Bren on


1999 Subaru Forester S 4dr Wagon AWD


I bought my Forester new. Too many
repairs needed already. New brake pads
at 50,000 miles, rotors close to
needing replacement. Have had to align
3 times. Expansion valve (part of AC)
had to be replaced to the tune of
$600. Transmission problems now x 3
cost several hundred. New tires needed
around 35,000. Driver cup holder
blocks view of controls. Back seats
uncomfortable. Cannot fit 3 car seats
on rear bench. I would not buy again.

Best Features

Good gas mileage, small and compact, great multipurpose. Love the compass and heated seats.

Worst Features

Make vehicle wide enough for 3 car seats to fit in back. Add option for additional seating bench in cargo area. Extend the original manufacturer's warranty another 12,000 miles.
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