2001 Subaru Forester S

2001 Subaru Forester
94,230 Miles | Bellevue, WA
$9,991
est. $144/mo

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2001 Subaru Forester L

2001 Subaru Forester
57,881 Miles | Loveland, CO
$8,999
est. $130/mo

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2001 Subaru Forester L

2001 Subaru Forester
94,169 Miles | Breinigsville, PA
$6,500
est. $94/mo

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2001 Subaru Forester S

2001 Subaru Forester
85,142 Miles | Winchester, VA
$5,999
est. $86/mo

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2001 Subaru Forester L

2001 Subaru Forester
172,195 Miles | Grand Junction, CO
$4,849
est. $70/mo

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2001 Subaru Forester S

2001 Subaru Forester
213,305 Miles | Harrisonburg, VA
$4,900
est. $71/mo

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2001 Subaru Forester S

2001 Subaru Forester
147,814 Miles | East Brunswick, NJ
$3,500
est. $50/mo

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2001 Subaru Forester L

2001 Subaru Forester
87,000 Miles | Hickory, NC
$5,995
est. $86/mo

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2001 Subaru Forester L

2001 Subaru Forester
125,945 Miles | Longmont, CO
$5,998
est. $86/mo

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2001 Subaru Forester S

2001 Subaru Forester
82,189 Miles | Fremont, CA
$7,999
est. $115/mo

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2001 Subaru Forester S

2001 Subaru Forester
173,819 Miles | Tacoma, WA
$3,999
est. $58/mo

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2001 Subaru Forester S

2001 Subaru Forester
91,259 Miles | Garden Grove, CA
$7,490
est. $108/mo

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2001 Subaru Forester S

2001 Subaru Forester
| Methuen, MA
$3,495
est. $50/mo

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2001 Subaru Forester L

2001 Subaru Forester
70,895 Miles | Woodbridge, NJ
Accepting Offers
est. $0/mo

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2001 Subaru Forester L

2001 Subaru Forester
188,828 Miles | Kent, OH
Accepting Offers
est. $0/mo

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2001 Subaru Forester L

2001 Subaru Forester
108,941 Miles | Phoenix, AZ
Accepting Offers
est. $0/mo

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2001 Subaru Forester L

2001 Subaru Forester
220,854 Miles | New Castle, DE
$2,495
est. $36/mo

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2001 Subaru Forester Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2001 Subaru Forester - They don't make them like they used to

Donald
Orangevale, California
Overall
5.0
Value
4.0
Performance
3.0
Style
2.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
4.0
Old trusty. I put over a hundred and fifty thousand miles on this car. I've owned this car over 10 years. I've never had another car last this long. I've taken this through mud, snow, up mountains, down valleys, through forests and deserts all across the entire Western United States. It's big enough to haul anything you want. But also small enough that with all-wheel drive it still gets decent gas mileage. I've never gotten this car stuck and that's a first. I've even been able to drive this car on beaches. Overall it's probably the best car I've ever owned but it does require a head gasket replacement. The newer model Subarus just weren't built to last like this one was.
Story
Went on a road that ended up in sand. Decided just to go for it as I had AAA towing service paid for. Ended up being able to go all the way to the beach and tool around on the beach for a couple miles camp on the beach and then get out without ever getting stuck, which is pretty impressive for a low horsepower all-wheel drive car with road tires.
Pros
All-wheel drive will get you through mud to the certain extent. Snow as long as it's not too deep. Sand as long as it's not too deep. But it's also good on highways and long drives across different states. Does good in freezing weather and miserable heat like you get in the desert. It's small but the station wagon hatchback configuration enables it to halt enough stuff to really camp for long periods. The included roof rack allows easy installation of the top box, which increases this hauling capacity enough to make this car very formidable for long trips. The smooth shifting automatic tra... (more)
Cons
These early model Subarus all had faulty head gaskets. Being out of warranty requires payment out of pocket, which is quite expensive. If I didn't love the car so much, I never would have replaced it because the price of the fix was more send these things are worth on blue book value. This is not something most people would do. It's not very cost-effective, but since fixing that head gasket, I've gotten eight years of flawless operation.

2001 Subaru Forester - Reliable

BB
Hamlin, New York
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
4.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
I bought this car about five years ago - it was at the time a ten year old car with only 63,000 miles on it, as it had been driven very gently. It had a few dings and scratches so I was a little suspicious. I had never owned a Japanese car before, so I felt like I was taking a slight risk in purchasing it, but it was affordable and I had heard many stories about Subaru's amazing reliability. As it turns out, it's the best car I've ever owned. I've taken it on multiple 400+ mile road trips with never a problem. All it needs are regular oil and fluid changes to keep it in top shape. I have had to replace a few parts on the underbody, but being a 15 year old vehicle that has to deal with salt-filled winters (the winters are terrible where I live and salt is needed for the roads) it's und... (more)
Pros
The all wheel drive system is very safe and balanced. There is a ton of cargo room. I love how comfortable it is to drive.
Cons
The seals around the door can occasionally come loose, resulting in loud road noise. The read window wiper doesn't work as well as it should.