2001 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Bad Roads

2001 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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

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Bad Roads
By TFC on


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


(90K) Handled very well 2000 miles and very bad dirt rural roads in Laurel Hill Fl. in 04/2009. Only normal and minor things wrong. Front passenger axle assembly, $268, 03/2008. Alternator 11/2008 (rebuilt), $168. Driver door outside door handle,($69 P/L.) Clock, CD Drive (not done). Cold, Rain and moderate off road very good. Rear tire hum tolerable. Full non-towing load performance very good. Still love it. Go anywhere, do anything. Beach, fishing, hiking, bicycling.

Best Features

Blue exterior. Full non-towing load performance. Fog Lights. Roof Cargo rack.

Worst Features

Better sound system. Better rear area sound deadening.
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