They were very courteous and prompt in delivery.
Contrary to what you write the 1998-2000 Foresters were around longer than the updated 2001-02 models and you'll most likely see more of them on the road. The 01-02's got a minor cosmetic refreshing but have received a number of additional useful features that were either extra cost options or unavailable on the 98-00's. That's what usually happens when a model nears the end of its production. I wish our 00's had some of those features but IMO I like the grille and taillight treatments of the 98-00's better.
Hope this helps,