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2000 Subaru Forester

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 25/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2000 Subaru Forester Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 303 Ratings for the 1998 - 2003 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.7/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    8.8/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

this car is bullet proof!

By on Sunday, August 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 162,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Aside from routine maintenance, timing belt included, we replaced the rear axle bearings twice, and the front drive axles due to torn rubber boots. That little car has just kept running and running well. A/C is still cold after 14 years. Even the tires wear well. I just put our third set on it. The last set got 105,000 miles out of them. With all the snow these last couple years, we have never gotten stuck, just up and over the snow mounds. One fantastic car!"

I love my car!

By on Sunday, August 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 155,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable and has the least blind spots of any car."

Cons: "Who wouldn't like the latest and greatest dash!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This was the first car I drove off the dealer lot and took a ginormous exhale - as in this is the right car! I bought it 2/17/2001 and have been happy with it from the beginning. It rides like its brand new and it has 155000 miles on it. I just spent a few thousand on maintenance and I'm happy to do it. A pretty new dash with all the new bells and whistles would be nice but I can't give this car up yet. I really like it. Since purchasing my Subaru, friends have purchased 6 Subarus over the years."

Best car I owned

By on Friday, May 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,850

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive."

Cons: "Don't Drive it that much!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car came with factory alarm, rear spoiler, wood grain trim on doors, dash. Fog lamps. Pin striping. This car is loaded!"

15 people out of 24 found this review helpful

A super-great car. Both mechanics agree

By on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Pros: "Reliable as an old friend. Good milage & comfort"

Cons: "Getting old/ lacks bells and whistles"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I allternate between 2 mechanics for maintainable. Both believe I will be able to get at least another 100,000 miles on the car, which has 180000 miles already. It has never let me down, and is so safe even in snow. I' m buying a new sabaru and giving this one to my son. I believe it's worth more than $4,000 in value. It truly is the best car ever!"

33 people out of 44 found this review helpful

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By on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
4/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"When we first purchased this vehicle we had consistent problems with the catalytic converter/O2 sensor. Both were changed several times in tandem or individually. The dealer was reluctant to make repairs often until we demanded action. Finally the problem was rectified and the vehicle has been mostly problem free. There has however been the recent onset of rust in the undercarriage. Perhaps this is not a quality issue but I would think that a vehicle marketed to people such as us and in heavy snow& ice areas in which we live should have better undercarriage protection. The major issue is not with the rust per se but with the exposed lines, (brake, fuel etc)"

27 people out of 42 found this review helpful

Reliable

By on Saturday, November 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 166,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
4/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Fair interior design poor cup holders, fair radio , excellent heated seats, excellent engine body style for the time is good overall cheap and easy to maintain with minor interior improvement excellent car."

23 people out of 37 found this review helpful

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