Subaru Forester Review from Italy

2003 Subaru Forester VR MT 2.0 non turbo

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 non turbo Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired20 kilometres
Previous carNissan Micra

Summary:

A good 4x4 at a reasonable price

Faults:

Nothing have gone wrong with this new car, is still rather new, only 3000 Km.

General Comments:

I've chosen this car after a long search between different Sport Utility Veicle's type and characteristic. I've been impressed by the structure of this model and by the good balance between on road and off road performance.

After 3000 Km of mixed terrain drive (highway, light off road and normal road) I can assess that the first impression that I feel driving this car is Very Good.

The car fells a little bit stiff for the first 1000 - 1500 Km, but after the very initial period improve fast giving good response in different road condition.

Comfort is ensured by a good conditioning system well performing also during this particularly hot summer joined with a good suspension that promptly react even on bad surfaces.

A lot off room also for big mountaineering hard-wear and for my "heavy friends" have been strongly appreciated during our travel around the Alps.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th September, 2003

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review