I am considering a used 2002 Subaru forester. Consumer reports give this year a good rating. However, consumer reports give this year fair ratings (even poor) in drive system and fuel system. What parts of the vehicle is this and do you have a history report on Subaru’s of 2002 and what their problem areas have been and the cost to repair.
The drive system is complex, more parts higher maintenance costs. Also if it has an automatic transmission be sure the park rod has been upgraded. If not then the vehicle can come out of park and roll away. The fuel system has a slightly higher than normal fuel pump failure rate, by a marginal amount. ( Not a big deal ). It is also impossible to perform major engine service like a cylinder head, without removing the engine. (typical of all Subaru’s) Overall a very good vehicle.