2001 Subaru Forester All Weather 2.0 from UK and Ireland
A good effort let down by rust
Rear wheel bearing.
Extremely quirky vehicle, and fun to drive, great boot and slightly higher ground clearance to help with small dirt tracks here in the UK.
Wonderful large sunroof and A/C for the British summer! Coupled with heated seats and a super heater for winter.
Nice ride, not too hard, and fairy comfortable seats.
A nice smooth 5 speed gearbox.
It is very thirsty around town, but reasonable on the motorway, giving an average MPG of approximately 30.
Would benefit from a little extra rear leg room; maybe move the rear seats back 8 inches, and this would not detract from the large boot too much.
It is expensive to insure, but it is different, and has beautiful blue paintwork. However, it has started driving erratically, and after looking underneath, the rear sub frame cradle has disintegrated through rust. Enough money has been spent on this car, and it is time to part our ways. I would buy another, if I could afford to keep it in good order.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd January, 2014