2001 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Keeps on chugging

2001 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Keeps on chugging
By Bob on


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


Just went over 190,000 miles. Repairs: Oxygen sensors at 170,000 miles. Cost about 180 including labor. I got the sensors off of E-Bay and had someone local do it. Head gaskets at 154,000 miles. Cost $1200 by local mechanic. Left rear wheel bearing. Cost: $140. Other then that people are surprised when the get in and find out how much mileage it has on it. I changed out the plugs and wires at 175,000 miles. Cost less then $50. I did it myself. In short I guess I have been somewhat lucky. I look forward to taking it to 250,000 miles. Next timing belt change at 220,000. Anticipated cost: $400 at dealer. Popularity in family: very high. It's always on the road.

Best Features

AWD, Heated windshield, rear defroster, heated mirrors, heated seats.

Worst Features

Better seats.
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