Still looks like new even though she is parked in the California sun every day. Definitely will buy another one in the future. Probably the only complaint I can think of is an illusive squeak that sometimes comes from the dash when it is cold. Safety Dual-stage front airbags, side-impact airbags, front active head restraints and antilock brakes are standard. Powered by a 224-horsepower, 2.
The interior feels very spacious, thanks to the boxy body style and upright design. Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Changes for other models are largely cosmetic. Rattling heat shields could be annoying but not expensive to repair. The ride is fairly smooth. This is my wife's car and the mileage is low, but she does get a run up to the Great Smokies a few times a year. I can exit and enter with ease.
I can't believe how great they look. The 2008 Subaru Forester has a firm but relatively smooth ride, and it handles much better than its tall body suggests, with direct, communicative steering and good stability around tight corners. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Remove electric hook up, remove two Phillips screws, spray valve with intake manifold cleaner and problem solved. It rides very comfortably, handles responsively, and it has decent fuel economy and adequate acceleration.
Made The Best Choice Of Buying It — Love the car all around. Sirius Satellite Radio is available, but more contemporary tech options such as a navigation system or Bluetooth hands-free system aren't offered. Remover the head, planed it flat new gasket. The availability of electronic stability control in only one model the Sports 2. Advertisement For models with a manual transmission, test the clutch. I usually get 30mpg hwy, but I don't really drive city. Have the vehicle inspected by a mechanic familiar with Subaru before signing a contract.
The roof has had continued issues. Space is ample in the front and adequate in back, with abundant headroom and toe room, though knee space is less bountiful. While this information is specific to vehicle make, model, model year and body type, your personal information is not taken into consideration and could greatly alter the actual premium quoted by an insurer. This is a good place to start. On the plus side, the Forester has scored well in the crash-tests. The results are presented relative to the average model that year.
Preparing to change out fuel injectors and gas pedal assembly. It has gotten pretty good gas milage, better on the highway. Turbo models have surprisingly rapid acceleration; they can get to 60 mph in less than six seconds. Stocky Sleeper — The car is unassuming until you get up close. Oil leaks from seals and gaskets are common.
Finally took it to Subaru dealer service who replaced 2 defective O- rings and added Freon. I took her down to Mexico for a cheap paint job. Exterior The Forester features flared front fenders and blister-type rear quarter panels. Front seats are supportive and comfortable on long trips. The taller Forester solved that. But prospective buyers would be wise to examine its competitors, most of which are younger designs.
Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. The premium has been determined based on annual premium data for defined coverages liability, comprehensive and collision from a major insurer. Options on the 2008 Subaru Forester include a rear spoiler, a rear bumper cover, splash guards, various cargo trays and bins, a short-throw manual shifter and upgraded sound systems. The easy-to-drive Forester maneuvers nimbly, handles with a light touch and yields a friendly, comfortable feel. Side curtain airbags are not available.
An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. Other safety features include active front head restraints and front-seat side airbags that provide head and torso protection. I may wait 5 more years before I replace her. Among the many features included in the 2. I rode through the accident like in a magical dream.
This means that on one full 16. Foresters ride pleasantly enough over smooth surfaces, but bumps and ruts can produce somewhat harsh reactions. A burn oil or coolant smell coming under the hood is an indication of leaks. Bean models also get a standard auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear cargo area carpeting and a standard cargo accessory tray. Check if the has been replaced. Just replaced front and rear pads. Overheating the engine may cause expensive damage; check the coolant antifreeze level regularly and have it topped up if it's low.