2002 Subaru Forester User Reviews

2002 Subaru Forester Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 4 reviews

  • Performance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Appearance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5

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wavesliderJ writes:
2002 Subaru Forester S Review
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4

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Good power.  Decent gas mileage

Cons

Small dents

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Good All Around Snow Car — Good all around car for commuting, carrying cargo, and driving in snow/offroad. Seat 4 comfortable or stores lots of cargo and gear inside or on the roof racks. Plenty of power and acceleration for passing. Love having all wheel drive.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Eric writes:
2002 Subaru Forester L Review
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Very drivable, AWD, decent MPG, good cargo space.

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Small for anyone over 6 feet tall, Cruise control button in a dumb spot. Low clearance.

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Does The Job, Quite Well. — This is our current daily driver. It gets decent mileage for a medium SUV, but nothing to write home about ~24mpg tops, driving very conservatively. All wheel drive is a lifesaver in the snow. It gets up and moves when needed, thanks to the 2.5l engine. Handles well thanks to the low center of gravity combined with the AWD. But lacks clearance for snowbanks etc.

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Philippe writes:
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Hell Yeah

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the engine 2.5l n/a was not the most reliability and take oils

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The War Machine — good car nice look, slammed Great car for 2000$ the 165 hp 166 lb torque and the 5 speed on a ratio of 4.11 was great pull, for a car stock this car was pretty fun to drive and in the gravel on in wet, with a clutch kick it's drifting a little bit.

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

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Never buy a Subaru or else live to regret it.

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I hate the expensive spare parts and non-availability of parts everywhere.

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Never A Subaru Again!!! — It has good acceleration, good for hill climbs. build quality sucks because it is expensive to maintain it. The parts are expensive and hard to find. Gas mileage is also expensive since it consumes a lot of gas. Fun to drive but not fun to spend on. It's cooling system is not designed for tropical places like the Philippines. Always prone to overheating especially in heavy traffic. Makes you paranoid each time. It sucks big time. Never buy a Subaru, you'll regret it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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