2001 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: I'll never buy another Subaru!

2001 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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S Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 4-speed Automatic w/Premium Package)

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I'll never buy another Subaru!
By lizlubee on


2001 Subaru Forester S AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


My Forester was purchased new and always received scheduled services and oil changes. It had very low mileage (<97,000 miles) and was in terrific condition (or so I thought). I recently learned it had a leaking head gasket (a notorious Subaru problem), 2 bad rear wheel bearings, and leaking oil pan. It also needed a new catalytic converter according to my mechanic. Well, any car that disintegrates before 100,000 miles is not worthy of my attention so I (in very short order) traded it in.
I now have a 2014 Mazda CX 5 which is ten times the car my old Forester ever was!

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