Nice to drive; good value; generous equipment
Looks like a dreary estate car.
Launched in the UK a month before the Land Rover Freelander, the Forester was showing the way forward when it came to combining on and off road ability and agility. Although the Forester is more conventionally styled it has as much ground clearance as a Freelander and a proper low-range gearbox on non-turbo models. Certainly worth considering for part time off roaders.