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2001 Subaru Forester
The 2001 Forester is a 4-door, 5-passenger sport-utility, available in two trims, the L and the S. The 2001 Forester's closest competitors include the Chevrolet Blazer 2 Door, the Jeep Cherokee Classic [Discontinued], and the Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7.
Upon introduction, both trims are equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, H4, 165-horsepower engine that achieves 21-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional.
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|Awd - great in my hilly town & commute||Wish it got better mileage but i knew what i was getting into|
|Exterior styling - very modern and clean||Front lights do not turn off automatically when you turn off car.|
|With 17 inch wheels, car rides smoother than 2006||Transmission does not perform up to expectations|
|This car handles so well and is a pleasure to drive, especially in snow||Seats are not very comfortable on long drives|
|Handling of vehicle, on curves, snow, winding roads||Console cup holders - too large, too deep|
|This vehicle carries everything we need and the dog with room to spare.||Noisy engine, weird whiny noise|
|Safety, reliability - insurance was less because vehicle is safe.||It's not the fastest in acceleration|
|The drivers seat and front passenger seats are very comfortable||Interior material for seats stains easily|
|Sits up higher - easier to get in & out of, better visiblty||Prefer smooth gear transfer of the outback|
|Handling & engine power for a 4 cylinder||Whole middle console isnt very functional - needs redesign.|