- Subaru Forester owner clocks up 1 million kilometers with no breakdowns
- 97% of Subaru vehicles built in the last ten years are still on the road
Musician Jerner Jung from Slovenia has reached 1 million kilometers – the equivalent of driving 25 laps around the world – in the first generation Subaru Forester he bought back in 1998.
Jerner, also known as Jerry, recalls the moment he reached 1 million kilometers while driving in his hometown of Ljubljana as the car’s odometer clicked round and got stuck on 999,999 km: “I was constantly checking the odometer because I thought it would be automatically restarted to 0 km. So, I took pictures before because I expected no one would believe me. To my pleasant surprise it got stuck at 999,999 km.”
Two decades since buying the vehicle, and after driving in all kinds of weather conditions and road environments, Jerry’s Forester has never broken down. “I always paid attention to its regular maintenance and this car still retains about 70% of its original parts to this day.”
Subaru Europe President and CEO, Masamichi Kudo said: “We congratulate Jerry for this great achievement and also for taking good care of his Subaru. This Forester reaching the 1 million kilometre mark is further proof of our cars’ longevity, built to last longer.”
Subaru is an SUV pioneer, the first car manufacturer to introduce a compact crossover with the launch of Outback in 1995, following the Subaru Forester in 1997. It combined the strong points of an SUV and a passenger vehicle based on the “best of both” concept.
The current, fourth generation Subaru Forester received top ratings in safety evaluation programs worldwide, such as the Euro NCAP and IIHS. The combination of Subaru’s core technology, Symmetrical AWD, Boxer Engine and X-mode feature with Hill Descent Control, gives to the latest Forester in Europe the capability needed on challenging road and weather conditions. The new model is available with the Eye-Sight Driver Assist Technology, Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection (SRVD) and Side View Monitor.