2001 Subaru Forester 2 litre non Turbo 2 litre non turbo from Singapore
A good value for money investment
Rattling sounds in the back of car. Timing and Fan belt breakage causes major problems.
This car was chosen because I wanted to have a new 4X4. Made detailed research to what was available in Singapore. The positive reviews were main reason for the purchase. Was not disappointed with the car although I wish the design was a little more progressive. However, the local licensed dealer is truly the all time winner for the Worst Dealer Award. The car was handed to me covered in dust and the fuel tank empty. Several times when I sent it in for service my ceiling lining was soiled by the mechanics. They refused to do anything about it.
The car itself is an excellent and safe car. However, it is not perfect. When the timing belt broke, all hell also broke out. The power steering failed and accelration disappeared. Fortunately they repaired it very quickly, but of course all belts were paid by me.
The rims were OEM, but really dull looking. Tyre provided are capable, but noisy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd January, 2003