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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
8.5
Out of 10

Based on 297 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

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!"

3 people out of 5 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)"

4 people out of 7 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."

8 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Super visibility; dependable, right size.

By on Sunday, October 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Driver visibility; very good in bad weather"

Cons: "does not have electric seat adjustment"

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

"This car is wonderful--the size is excellent; easy to pack up and move things; visibility is super. I feel safe driving this car."

7 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Love My Subaru

By on Saturday, October 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

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
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Easy to maneuver. A definite for snowy weather."

Cons: "N/A"

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

New Orleans, LA 2013

"My vehicle was purchased in 2000, pre-owned with approximately 2300 miles. In 2005, the entire front end was totaled and then completely repaired & replaced by my more than able mechanic who replaced the damage from front end of another (2006) Forester; I couldn't tell that my car had even been compromised. So, in effect, my 1998 is really a "resurrected" 2006 vehicle. My life has since changed and relocation is imminent; thus, I no longer have need my Forester here in NYC, but if I needed a car, THIS would have been the car the car of choice for me. The repairs and upkeep of this vehicle have been, over the years, minimal and for the most part reasonable. Should I ever purchase another vehicle it'd be a Forester. All wheel drive is a plus in Northeast winters/snow. As the commercial says, "Love.. its a Subaru!" Thanx. BayouWoman"

3 people out of 10 found this review helpful

New Orleans, LA 2013

Won'quit!

By on Friday, August 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 148,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Dependable and reliable."

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

"Have owned this car for 12 years. Had the motor overhauled and new tires all around. Good for another 130,000 miles. Now is my daughter's college car."

8 people out of 16 found this review helpful

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