2001 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Not up to the reputation

2001 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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

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Not up to the reputation
By doverbync on


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


Recently traded my Foester in for
another make and model. From day one,
the car had problems with the clutch
(shuddering when cold). Dealer never
could/would try to fix it. Had many
concerns from reading this forum and
others about wheel bearings and
windshield glass (mine had a chip in
it when traded) and interior quality
in general. This car was not up to the
hype given by Consumer Reports and
other magazines that did not live with
one for more than a month or so. Would
not recommend this car again!

Best Features

Great all wheel drive tracion in snow and poor weather. Nice room in cargo area. Good visibility all around.

Worst Features

Better dealer service! I dealt with two Subaru dealers and they both were less than helpful with all the problems and expensive on routine service to boot. Work on repairing the clutch, wheel bearings and better overall quality.
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