1999 Subaru Forester User Reviews

1999 Subaru Forester Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 6 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"awd" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Brian writes:
1999 Subaru Forester S Review
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3

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AWD can't be beat in the Northeast. Great cargo space in a small car. Very versatile.

Cons

Under powered by today's standards. MPG is very poor for a car of this size even with AWD.

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Versatile Suv For Young Family. — I picked it up used for a great price. It's pretty under powered, but I wasn't looking for a sports car, so it was pretty expected. The cargo space is great, especially with the rear seats down. There are a lot of little things I"d improve, but it is 15 years old after all. Overall, I'm very happy with this vehicle.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Victoria writes:
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5

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i like how it handles

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its looks like a stationwagon

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Get One If You Live In Nd — the acceleration isn't the best but it does get up and go really good breaks and i love how it handles the only thing that likes to go wrong with these is the rear seal wich is no biggie the body is ok if you like stationwagons it gets great gas mpg if you keep the spark plugs changed every year or so and very little maintenance needs to be done with it and i really love to drive this car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Marianne writes:
1999 Subaru Forester L Review
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4

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I love my car.

Cons

Cost to mutch.

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Best Car In The World — You can trust it too work at any time. Best car in the world. Its fun to drive. It cost to mutch. Good braking og good handling on any roads. Appearance and exterior is not the best, but still a cool car. A good family car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matt writes:
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its fun

Cons

no reason

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Great — the best car for the snow. also good for off roadin. has not broken down yet. good car for being older than most peoples car. also has low miles and a new sound system installed, so it bumps real loud.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Andrew writes:
1999 Subaru Forester Base Review
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good for the dogs

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siza

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Buster — its ok good for the dogs and getting around, it does sit doin all speeds but it is not very economical. easy for the dogs getting in and out and everyone thinks it is mint and looks like a ambulance.lol........

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Craig writes:
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Reliable

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Not enough power

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1999 Subaru Forester — errrr. the 2L motor was solid but did little unless it was bouncing off the rev limiter. That aside it was a great vehicle. No real issues. Did everything I asked of it and then some. would recommend to all

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Matt writes:
1999 Subaru Forester L Review
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AWD

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Looks

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99 Forester — Drives Great for a Econ Station Wagon. I love the AWD in the rain and snow and even the dry corners. The Apperance leaves a little something to be desired, but It gets the job done Good MPG for an AWD car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Steven writes:
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Amazing ride, power, safety and handeling.

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none that stand out

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Upgrade — it is a great car, i have upgraded to this from a holden combo so just about anything would seem like a dream compared to that. but even with that is it an amazing car that has no real downpoints that i can see.

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Emie writes:
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sporty, awd, climate control, huge moon roof, heated seats, electric heated mirrors

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uses alot of petrol in city driving...

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My Subaru Forester — love the subaru forester...awd, heated seats, etc etc...tho the auto tranny makes it expensive on petrol...love the sound of the turbo.... parts are expensive especially the bumpers, front and back...great on the road tho...hugs corners easily.

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Merrisa writes:
1999 Subaru Forester L Review
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Everything

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Kinda nerdy looking

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I Love It — Simply the best car I have ever owned. IT drive very well. Out performs many cars in its class for fuel mileage, handling, and overall quality. This car has over 200000 miles and still goes strong. The 4X4 makes it a very great car. I will drive this car until 1000000 miles and I already want another one already.

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