1998 Subaru Forester User Reviews

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    1998 Subaru Forester Review
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    5
    Great small suv. Great in snow. Rides like a car. Visibility is the best of any car Ive ever owned.
    Handling Ranked 1998 Toyota RAV4 worse.
    "Holds the road better in turns."
    Cargo Capacity Ranked 1998 Toyota RAV4 worse.
    "Cargo area is wider. Than the RAV4."
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    1998 Subaru Forester S Review
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    25

    Subaru=awesome — This generation Forester is nicely styled, has potential to be a killer sleeper. It has the flat four 2.5 liter which is phenominal. The car is very fun to drive, loves tight corners, but until the ABS and AWD kick in to kill the fun a little bit.

    Pros: Its roomy and not too slow.

    Cons: The gas mileage isn't anything to write home about.

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    65

    Not A Good Choice For A High Mileage Vehicle — We bought this having heard that Subaru's would run forever. Well, they might, but it would cost alot to keep them running. We've had quite a few issues with the all-wheel drive system, and it has been very expensive, especially with relation to how much the car cost. The gas mileage is not that great either, we are getting app. 19 MPG on average.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great in snow and ice, has enough room for a family of four

    Cons: Poor reliability, expensive repair costs

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    I Loved It! — actually this car used to be one of my favorite ones! because it got good clearence & it's turbo! it's really good quality & not that expensive (OK). seems like this ane loved to be droven in the mounatins in a 4 season! good family & street racing car.

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

    Pros: fast & dynamic

    Cons: not enough space for a family

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    1998 Subaru Forester S Review
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    Sporty, Family Friendly, And Overall Awesome — This Car is very solid and great in the winter! It has enough room inside and enough power under the hood to serve its purpose. I love driving it, rides nice and smooth, brakes on command and is great on gas. This is a great family car.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: its great on gas.

    Cons: You can only fit 5 people in it or $ if you have car seats

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    Amazing Car, Would Recommend To Anyone! — At 286,000 miles on the original engine, this car ran with all the power and handling of an engine under 100,000 miles! It got 26-28 mpg on average and was a ton of fun to drive. I also like the half-suv-half-car style, it's attractive and very useful- lots of space. Only downside: it had a few oil leaks that I had to have fixed.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: good mpg, great engine, spacious, fun

    Cons: oil leaks

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    1998 Subaru Forester L Review
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    I Love My Forester, But Wish I Didn't Have To Keep Putting Money Into It. — It's old now, but still running strong. Old Subies rock! It's been great since I bought it used 5 years ago, despite a few issues here and there. It has never left me stranded and it gets me thru everything New England has to offer for weather.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Utility is what it does best.  Goes anywhere and does anything, no matter the weather.

    Cons: Head gasket failure has been the biggest issue with this car.

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    Good, Reliable — Love my car, being older you have to take the good with the bad. But shes real solid and hauls all my dive gear with out slowing down. Not the fastest car out there, by any means. Bad acceleration too. But like I said, she gets me where i need to go with what i have to take with me for the job.,.... plus I think shes pretty :)

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

    Pros: Holds all my Dive gear, has smooth ride

    Cons: not a sports car

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    Great Car For A Good Price — WOnderful car to driv eon a daily basis. My wife and I have owned it for the last 9 years and have had only a few things go wrong with it. Most of which where small fixes. Would suggest it to any of my friends

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great Car no major issues

    Cons: Tire wear

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    Good Little Car. — We love this car for the versatility it has. We take the dog and the whole family. It is easy to maintain, other than the coolant needing to be topped up. Great on gas. But it does look alot like a jeep!

    Pros: sporty and cheaper than a van

    Cons: it always overheats

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Subaru Forester Reviews

    Overall, I Love The Car But Very Disappointed With The Oil Issue. By Patti

    I bought this car after having my last car for nine years - I was excited about having a new car; my first Subaru. That excitement was diminished very quickly when I had to add oil to it with only 1... Read More

    Fun, Efficient, And Surprisingly Sporty Family/multi-use Car. By akrohn2010

    This is a recent purchase, so will update with new impressions once we have them. So far impressed with the car's comfort, space, handling, visibility, and efficiency. Comparable MPG and practicality ... Read More

    2014 Subaru Forester Reviews

    Crap By migration_bobdavis73

    I like everything about the car but the engine and it's oil consumption problem. It is crap!!!! Subaru is ignoring its customers oil consumption problems. DO NOT BUY A SUBARU!!! I don't know how to... Read More

    Perfect Commuter Car That Is Great For Those Off-road Weekends. By coloradosubaru

    Loved the comfort, roominess, great gas mileage, rugged upholstery and dash, great sound. Performs great in snow, off-road, freeway, commuting. Amazing what you can fit when you lay down the backsea... Read More

    2013 Subaru Forester Reviews

    Great Family Car By pilotstevek

    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 Subaru Forester Reviews

    Wonderful Car! By Alfred520

    This car has been very reliable and fun to drive. I would recommend this car to anyone who needs a comfy car with room for kids and groceries. I love the way that it runs in the winter it kept us sa... Read More

    2012 Forester 2.5 By JPSaleeby

    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

    2011 Subaru Forester Reviews

    Good Car By olepolar

    Like most in this car. Personally, I have taken for a test drive a few Subarus at the dealership. The new 2014 are great feel but NOT at all different from 2011 and I like the interior accessories MUC... Read More

    Love My Subaru By moverover

    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

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