2001 Subaru Forester Overview

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2001 Subaru Forester Overview

Some restyling to the front and rear ends, including new head and tail lamps and a new chrome grille for the S trim are the most noticeable changes to the 2001 Subaru Forester. The SUV that drives like a car, but has enough cargo space to handle kids, groceries, or home improvement supplies, features full-time AWD and a 2.5-liter boxer H4 engine that hits best-in-class 165-hp with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. The unique design and small size of the H4 means it takes up less room, allowing for greater cabin and storage space.

All models come with ABS brakes, dual front airbags, a hill ascent assist, foglights, roof rack, and a trailer hitch. The base L is well equipped with power features and cruise control and gets the 60/40 split-fold rear seats for 2001. With both seats down, the cargo area expands to 64 cubic feet. The high-end S adds heated seats and mirrors, plus new leather trim for the wheel and shifter and new de-iced front and rear wipers. It also comes standard with a limited slip differential for better AWD performance, though the 2001 Forester's low ground clearance prohibits true off-roading. New on the S this year is a Premium Package that adds gold wheel trim and side impact bags, as well as a brand new sunroof that stretches from the front to back seats and is just under three feet wide.

A lot of drivers like the 2001 Forester because it provides what they're looking for in an SUV, but doesn't feel unwieldy or hard to park. It handles more like the Impreza platform on which it's based, and the ride is smooth and quiet. AWD capability is a big hit in northern climates, and the 20/25 mpg isn't bad for an SUV. There are some major complaints, however, including the cramped backseat and the poor location of the flimsy cupholders in front of the air vents. Owners report numerous visits to the mechanic to address a check engine light which always comes on, problems with the transmission, and sensor failures.

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Transmission Will Not Shift

I just replaced my ej25 Engine with a EJ20 and the motor runs like a top...the problem now is the it will not upshift I can put it in drive and it will go but will not change gears ... SO any advice...

TAIL LIGHTS

I REPLACED DIMMER SWITCH AND TAIL LIGHTS ARE STAYING ON-.I DISCONNECTED DIMMER SWITCH AND THEY STILL STAY ON . I PULLED FUSE SO THEY WOULD GO OFF'I DO HAVE TURN SINALS-AND BRAKE LIGHTS.

Check Engine Light On

I thought the car with the engine light on. The timing belt broke bent valves $1,800 later it's running good. I put gas in it in the next morning the check engine light came back on.

Over Heating

So I was driving for maybe 30 minutes and my large radiator hose blew off while I was driving, obviously the car began to over heating so I pulled over got some 5050 and poured that in (about 1 ga...

My 2001 Subaru Forester Engine Blacks Out On First Start In The Morning, I ...

my subaru forester 2001 black out in the morning when i start it. i have to first rave the engine, before start.