2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5 from Japan
A car that's okay to own while it's under warranty.
Rear wheel bearings failed at 16,000 miles, 25,000 miles and 41,000 miles. No evidence of factory recall that I can find.
Interior has held up poorly. Seat covers pilled and looked worn after a few thousand miles. Carpets of poor quality.
Clutch "acts up", in hot weather, occasionally not engaging at all.
Best car I have ever driven in ice and snow (I am VT native who now lives in MT).
Decent gas mileage.
Back seat is very flat and rather uncomfortable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 30th November, 2003