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 S Review
Good power. Decent gas mileage
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.)
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.)
Reviews From Other Years
Great Family Car
This is a great family car with AWD capability. It handles well in the snow or on dry pavement. The engine is designed with color-coded items for people to self-maintain the car. The towing capacity i... Read More
2012 Forester 2.5
Have managed to put 15K on it in less than a year. No maintenance issues, but did have to replace the rear brake light lens as it was fogged up. Overall is a great daily driver and people hauler. U... Read More
Good Car Overall
Only recently bought it but it has been good so far. Only down negatives are that it needs a better automatic transmission and a few extra inches of space would make a huge difference. Overall satisfi... Read More
Love My Subaru
First time Subaru owner and loved it; we received great advice/support from Associated Sales in Marshfield and Kocourek in Schofield. This car was used for daily commuting and we never had a backache.... Read More
More Than I Expected
Roomy front row with an intuitive layout of dash. Back seat is a little tight for adults but great for kids. Much larger cargo ability than I first thought - much better than similar models! Feel e... Read More
Awesome Little Suv!
Love, love, love this car as my daily driver! After driving an STi for some time, was pleasantly surprised to see how much power this baby has! I love the look on some folks faces when an SUV ki... Read More
This Is A Good Choice For New England Winters.
This is a good choice for an all-around small car with AWD. It is a 2010 that I bought after a tree fell on us as we were driving home one day in our 2004 Forester. We felt that the 2004's strenght ... Read More
Safe And Reliable Lite Class Family Suv
See Pro's and Con's. I will buy another one as this is our 7th Subaru since 1994 (all had over 100K before we moved on to another one) and recommend this car to everyone who cares about their family. ... Read More
Economical Awd And Cargo Capacity.
I bought this car brand new in July 2009. I have not had any trouble at all. It gets 25 plus MPG all around driving. It has fulfilled all the requirements I bought it for. It's more car than SUV, ... Read More