2000 Subaru Forester 2.0 from Malta


Wish that all cars were made this way


Nothing at all.

If I had to make a complaint I will only say that sometimes I hear a small rattle at the back.

General Comments:

I love this car. Me and my family drove to France twice from Malta and back whilst camping all the way. The holiday duration was 10 days each.

I trust my forester all the way, I can feel it inside me when I am driving.

It is sturdy on roads in all weather conditions thanks to its AWD (All Wheel Drive) system.

I feel very proud when I am asked what car I got cause the SUBARU trade mark is always considered to be tough, reliable and maintenance free.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th August, 2002

2000 Subaru Forester Turbo S 2.0 turbo from UK and Ireland


A fantastic car


Nothing except that the headlamp washers are vulnerable to vandalism, minor tips etc.

General Comments:

It performs and handles better than anything else I've driven recently.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st October, 2001

14th Dec 2007, 16:06

When the "hum in the bum" (wheel bearings and/or diff) develops at around 100,000km, you might try switching to front wheel drive. Add a fuse (spare supplied) at the fuse box under the bonnet, (see manual). On the top right as you lean over the wing. Indicator in instrument panel shows "FWD" (front wheel drive). Doesn't handle as nicely as in 4x4, less steering self-centring and traction, but potentially will improve fuel economy. FWD is intended as a "get you home" measure, but anecdotal evidence is that people have run for years in FWD. In Japan, we essentially scrap a Subaru at 100,000km when expensive repairs/servicing are due, often sending it to a third-world country, like UK. Just kidding…(about the third-world part).

2000 Subaru Forester from North America


A piece of OVERPRICED horse crap!


Everything. It's broken down many times.

I had a bill for $1500 to fix the brakes when it should have been around $500. I noticed rusty brakes on the car after a few weeks.

I'm going to trade it in. IT IS A PIECE OF CRAP! I took it in a few inches of snow and it couldn't go up. It sucks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th December, 2000

10th Feb 2001, 17:44

Cars, even driven on snow, do not 'go up'. They are still only capable of being driven along the road. You expect too much.

9th Jul 2001, 10:05

I have had my Subaru for 5 years, and my mom has owned 3 of them. These cars kick butt. They may not be the most expensive or the most refined, but they are great value for the money. They will last a long time and have a great reputation for reliability, and the AWD cannot be beat.

It sounds like you had a bad experience, and that has overshadowed everything else about this car. Try a different dealer if you are not satisfied.