Used 1998 Subaru Forester Wagon

$4,272 - $5,000
1998 Subaru Forester

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Subaru attacks the mini-SUV market head-on with the Forester, which actually constitutes an SUV body on an Impreza platform with a Legacy engine under the hood. The most carlike of the mini-utes, Forester is also the most powerful. Airbags remain the full power variety, despite new rules allowing lower deployment speeds.


  • Handles like a car. Accelerates like a car. Rides like a car.


  • Travels off-road like a car.

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Used 1998 Subaru Forester Wagon for Sale

Subaru Forester 1998 L 4dr Wagon AWD 63,331 miles
Used 1998Subaru ForesterL
Est.Loan: $88/mo
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Subaru Forester 1998 L 4dr Wagon AWD 146,722 miles
Used 1998Subaru ForesterL
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Subaru Forester 1998 S 4dr Wagon AWD 0
Used 1998Subaru ForesterS
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Features & Specs

4dr Wagon AWDL 4dr Wagon AWDS 4dr Wagon AWD
Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual
Horsepower165 hp @ 5600 rpm165 hp @ 5600 rpm165 hp @ 5600 rpm


IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
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  • Roof Strength Test
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  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
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  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
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  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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The Subaru That Keeps Going
Unlike many other reviews that I have read on the 1998 Subaru Forester mine keeps going no matter what I do to it. I have never had a problem with head gaskets or wheel bearings. Yes I have replaced the timing belt at 80k but I do that with every new vehicle I buy. Other things that I have replaced over the life of the car are struts to an adjustable bilstein coil over , rotors and pads to brembo drilled and sloted rotors and pads , cv joints were changed based on the fact the car had 150 k and it was time, clutch to a center force stage two and two sets of tires cause each set wore out after putting over 75 k on each.
The best part is it was Free :D
I got this car back in October from my cousin who was getting a new car and didnt want to trade his Subie in. GO HIM! lol It is by far the best vehicle I've ever owned. Reliability is amazing, the car has 136k miles on it, and i drove 400 miles to Ohio through the rain soaked mountains of West Virginia with no problems. Enough said. For reference in the rest of this, the Subie I own is a 2.5L 5 speed manual.
A Disappointment
I'm a believer of the safety features after hitting a deer with the Forester at 65 mph on the freeway. I also love the way the Forester handles. But there were a few bugs that I wouldn't have expected given that the Legacy chassis had been out a while. First, the wheel bearings went out at 20K on two wheels. Then the oil seals went at 70K and 140K (just like our 95 Legacy). The head gasket went out at 140K When I complained about a manufacturer defect at 70K because of similar problems with our Legacy, Customer Service said it was coincidence and wouldn't negotiate a better rate on repairs, stating the warranty went out at 60K. If you buy a Subie, you better extend the warranty!
Used 1998 Subaru Forester Wagon Overview

The Used 1998 Subaru Forester Wagon is offered in the following styles: 4dr Wagon AWD, S 4dr Wagon AWD, and L 4dr Wagon AWD.

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