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2000 Subaru Forester

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
8.5
Out of 10

Based on 284 Ratings for the 1998 - 2003 models.

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  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.7/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    8.8/10
  • Comfort
    8.6/10
    Styling
    8.3/10
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Great vehicle until it hits the 100,000 mile range

By on Wednesday, July 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 95,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Handles well, great cold weather vehicle with AWD."

Cons: "When it goes, it is big $$$$!"

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

"I purchased this forester with 33,000 miles for just over $17000. It ran great for about 70,000 miles, and then the repairs started. Rear wheel bearing, spark plug oil seals, head gasket (pending), exhaust flanges, front and rear bushings, undercarriage rust. It will cost about $4000 to keep this car on the road. I will be trading it in, most likely."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Great Car

By on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 181,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Well built, reliable, AWD, and great MPG"

Cons: "Ugly, tough plugs to get to, small back seat!"

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

"I'm from Minnesota and just got this car from a friend 2013 summer. I have yet to have a problem in 20k miles, drove it to Nebraska and back non-stop with zero issues, the 5 speed is on par and clutch works amazing still. Being from Minnesota we had a especially rough winter this year and the car started every single time whether it was -40 or above freezing. The AWD system is amazing, I had slid in to a ditch across from a parking lot due to some hockey rink style ice and I drove out of 3 feet of snow like it was dry grass. I cant say enough good things about this car. Not to mention I average 23-26 mpg at 180k miles (combo of city and highway)!"

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Car smells new, looks new. gold color

By on Tuesday, May 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,000

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

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

"Car still has new car smell. Gold Color no dents, no scratches."

2 people out of 9 found this review helpful

great all wheel drive for snow and ice driving

By on Friday, May 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great price"

Cons: "needs brakes and tires"

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

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"This car runs great, however, it needs new brakes and tires. May also need a battery due to has been sitting for a while. Has minor scratches on the left side and a slightly cracked windshield that does not need to be fixed - I drove with it for a long time like that."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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I'm 64--had 20 cars--this is the best

By on Friday, May 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 190,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
9/10

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

"GREAT CAR"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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