Self levelling suspension Strut 125,000.
Water Pump 140,000.
Major Electrical fault 160,000.
New radiator Cap 180,000.
Rear Break Shoes 200,000.
Self Levelling Suspension Strut 205,000.
Cam Belt Tensioner 215,000.
Front Brake Shoes 220,000.
Wheel Bearing Rear RH 225,000.
Cam Angle Sensor 245,000.
Great Car, Good on road handling a bit underpowered (XT would be better) but cheap to run, tyres seem to last well. Off road also very good for light stuff, but limited wheel travel & ground clearance means you might have to take a slightly different line than your mate in a big 4x4 for any real heavy work, great on the sand! (don’t go off road without a metal sump plate).
Although the car seems very solid I’ve had my share of expensive repairs & should have sold it yrs ago, but have just put in a clutch, Tyres & lift kit.
I would buy another Forester, I’ve looked at other Soft Roaders & other than the Freelander (which seems even more unreliable than my Forester) nothing comes close.
I've got a few friends with Foresters & mine is the most unreliable, but also at 245,000ks the highest in kilometerage. For driving to work, Towing the boat, extended camping trips it's a great car!