2000 Subaru Forester L from North America
Good overall idea, but several small issues that could have been prevented with better parts used
Passenger side wheel bearing failed at about 40,000 miles and cost about $400 to fix.
One of the CV grease protection boots failed at about 30,000 miles about $200 to fix.
The rear door seal (made of rubber) does not stay stuck to the car well and I had to glue it back on several times.
1 recall for an O2 sensor.
1 recall for the coolant conditioner that is supposed to help the head gasket.
Completely reliable car for me. Very roomy inside and can carry a lot of cargo.
The transmission is quirky. Sometimes while slowing to a stop and then accelerating quick the car doesn't know what gear it wants and hesitates slightly. But not a big deal.
Handling is responsive and snow and mud doesn't seem to be much of a problem.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th March, 2005