My 01 Forester L is all I expected,I
had a 92 Legacy LS before so I knew I
was getting a great vehical,I did all
the research and read all the reports I
could before I purchased it,its a
pleasure to drive,my dog and I drove
from central Florida to visit my son in
Colorado,it was a real pleasure to
drive on the road,we drove it up Pikes
Peak to check it out at 14110 ft.
elevation, it didn't know it was at
elevation, it ran like it was at sea
I have owned several Subarus over the past 20 years and have been happy with all of then until I bought the Forester. From the research I read I felt it was well worth buying. I own a 2000 model and put alot of mileage on it. After it hit 50,000 it began to go downhill, I had to replace both rear hub bearings and Subaru would only reimburse the parts cost and not the labor charge. I have had problems with the brakes and the cables and spark plugs have worn out quickly, the fan makes noise and the locking anti theft system does not work properly. In addition, Needless to say this is the last Subaru I will ever buy.