2002 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Rational SUV

2002 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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

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Rational SUV
By woodworker on


2002 Subaru Forester S AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Reluctant SUV owner, but need space.
Nice features. Drive 40 miles/wk on
dirt roads for fishing. Better gas
mileage than other SUVs, but wish for
longer range (hybrid?). Drives with zip
in fast lane. Every car a compromise,
but this one does what it is supposed
to do. Hope it's as reliable as they
say, 'cause I keep 'em till they die.

Best Features

Good clearance, brakes, heaters (inc. seats and windshields).Full-size spare.Hope it lasts two hundred thousand miles.

Worst Features

Infamous cupholder blockage. Balky first and second gears when cold, then fine. More leg room in rear. Better sound in rear. Light on door panel controls.
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