2001 Subaru Forester from North America
I like the feel and performance of this vehicle, too bad its so unreliable.
The most recent problem was both rear-wheel bearings going out. Cost to repair was $640.
Six months ago the boot on the right front drive axle split and leaked grease on the catalytic converter. Every time I stopped smoke would billow out of the engine compartment. Cost to repair was around $200.
A couple of years ago the "sub-woofer" located under the driver seat stopped working. The rest of the sound system works, but the semi-deep tones we used to hear and feel are gone.
Other problems that have appeared in the last year include window not sealing properly and leaking air during higher speeds; the lid on the compartment located mid-dashboard won't stay up; and the hood release mechanism sticks.
Maybe I should have purchased a Toyota intead.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 2nd January, 2005