2002 Subaru Forester Review Ratings
2002 Subaru Forester L Review
Very drivable, AWD, decent MPG, good cargo space.
Small for anyone over 6 feet tall, Cruise control button in a dumb spot. Low clearance.
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.
2002 Subaru Forester Review
Never buy a Subaru or else live to regret it.
I hate the expensive spare parts and non-availability of parts everywhere.
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
2002 Subaru Forester L Review
the engine 2.5l n/a was not the most reliability and take oils
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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This Is A Good Choice For New England Winters.
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It's A Wonderful Ride.
This car can go fast and I feel incredibly safe at 80 mph with no shimmy or shake. Getting out of tight spots is a snap the way it jumps on a dime and the handling is tight - so much fun to drive and... Read More
Comfortable And Funn To Drive Vehicle.
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Nice Family Sedan
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A Very Good Car. People Who Live In Areas With Snow Will Appreciate The Awd. Fairly Fun To Drive.
It is a great car. It may not be the best looking car, but it is reliable. I have had one maintenance problem, but my Subaru is a repaired salvaged title. It is pretty noisy in the back/cargo area... Read More