Used Subaru Forester 4x4 1997 - 2002 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: What is it like?

Subaru Forester 4x4 (97 - 02)
  • Subaru Forester 4x4 (97 - 02)
  • Subaru Forester 4x4 (97 - 02)

What's the used Subaru Forester 4x4 like?

Although the Forester was considered a rival to the likes of the Land Rover Freelander, it isn't really a dedicated off-roader. Instead, think of it as a four-wheel drive estate car on raised suspension.

The overall impression is of a no-nonsense, hard-wearing workhorse. There's none of the funky styling on a Freelander or Honda CR-V, but there is (just) enough space front and rear to take a family, as well as a decent boot.