Used 2005 Subaru Forester

2005 Subaru Forester
List price range
$4,400 - $8,595
2005 Subaru Forester

Pros

  • Standard all-wheel drive, two engine choices, availability of upscale features, class-leading crash test scores.

Cons

  • Price can be higher than some of the competition, tight on legroom in the backseat.
Subaru Forester years

Used 2005 Subaru Forester for Sale

Subaru Forester 2005 X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
92,608 miles
Used 2005
Subaru Forester
X
(6)
Farrish Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
16.2 mi away
List$5,988
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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$165 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Recent Arrival! Clean CARFAX. CLEAN AUTO CHECK REPORT, LOCAL TRADE-IN. Platinum Silver Metallic 2005 Subaru Forester 2.5X AWD 4-Speed Automatic with Overdrive 2.5L H4 SMPI SOHC Odometer is 25790 miles below market average! 22/28 City/Highway MPG Farrish of Fairfax, Stop Clicking and come see us Today!!!
Subaru Forester 2005 X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
67,974 miles
Used 2005
Subaru Forester
X
Fitzgeralds Gaithersburg Genesis
16.8 mi away
List$6,288
Est.Loan: $129/mo
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Subaru Forester 2005 XT AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)
86,865 miles
Used 2005
Subaru Forester
XT
Fitzgerald Genesis
20.2 mi away
List$7,888
Est.Loan: $161/mo
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Subaru Forester 2005 XT AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)
118,432 miles
Used 2005
Subaru Forester
XT
(3)
Virginia Auto Trader Co
23.3 mi away
List$8,595
Est.Loan: $176/mo
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Subaru Forester 2005 XS AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
113,966 miles
Used 2005
Subaru Forester
XS
Universal Auto Sales
62.1 mi away
List$5,495
Est.Loan: $113/mo
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Dealer Notes
2005 SUBARU FORESTER XS 2.5 LITER AWD 113K MILES POWER WINDOWS POWER DOOR LOCKS POWER STEERING AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION LOOKS RUNS AND DRIVES EXCELLENT!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~90 DAY POWER TRAIN WARRANTY INCLUDED!!!!!!!!!!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Subaru Forester 2005 XS AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
136,552 miles
Used 2005
Subaru Forester
XS
Car Guys Online
97.9 mi away
List$4,400
Est.Loan: $90/mo
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Dealer Notes
Call 804-479-0497 Just in is this nice 2005 Subaru Forester X AWD with 136k miles, automatic transmission, all power options, Virginia state inspected, and ready to enjoy ! This Subaru runs and drives great and was a trade in at a Cadillac store. Please don't hesitate to contact us at 804-479-0497 with any questions.
Subaru Forester 2005 X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
166,948 miles
Used 2005
Subaru Forester
X
(24)
Don Beyer Subaru of Alexandria
28.9 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Subaru Forester 2005 XS AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
109,025 miles
Used 2005
Subaru Forester
XS
(2)
Volvo Cars Silver Spring
29 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Subaru Forester 2005 XS L.L.Bean Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
125,891 miles
Used 2005
Subaru Forester
XS L.L.Bean Edition
Umansky Subaru of Charlottesville
83.5 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Practical, well built and enjoyable to drive, the Forester offers an excellent balance of upscale features and all-weather drivability.

2005 Highlights

The base engine is enhanced this year with electronic throttle control, and a new four-speed automatic transmission is available. An air filtration system is now standard on all Foresters. Also new this year is the 2.5 XS L.L. Bean Edition, which includes a myriad of interior and exterior trim enhancements, rugged cargo area trim and a self-leveling rear suspension.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Subaru Forester.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Love this car, but...
kmcglynn,11/24/2012
We love our 2005 Forester! It is a ton of fun to drive, and the leatherette interior with heated seats is very good for all of the bad weather we have here in the Pacific Northwest. This is one of the better quality SUVs for the money and the AWD is great!! However I do have one small issue with it. We barely hit 80k miles on our Forester and we already need to get the head gaskets replaced, which have set us back another $2,000. This has been the only problem with the car and it is running perfectly other than this issue, however we did some research and it is a HUGE problem with Subaru engines throughout the lineup. If you can get over that though, this car is definitely worth the money!!
2005 Subaru Forester
lucasr,06/05/2012
I recently purchased a 2005 Forester with 95k miles on it, and will be using it as my college vehicle. It had 2 previous owners and no accidents reported. It appeared to be mechanically sound. So far, it has been an excellent vehicle. The ride is smooth, and it handles nicely. Some complain about power on these vehicles - I have had no issues with power. I drive plenty both in town and in the country where I live. It is excellent in both settings. I have no issues with getting up to speed on the freeway. My gas mileage has been an acceptable 20-22 mpg, and I expect it to be a little better when I take it for my first long trip on the highway. So far, this vehicle has been a joy to own.
Simply The Best Small SUV
CC Rider,08/13/2010
We've had our Forester XT Turbo for 5 years now and it has over 130,000 miles. It sees hard daily use for both business and personal reasons. In comparing this with other small SUVs which we test drove, like the RAV4, CR-V, Liberty, Highlander and Pilot, there was simply no comparison. It easily out accelerated, braked and handled all the others. The interior has lots of neat little compartments to store everything from pens, pencils, cups, change, glasses, map books and more. The H4 engine performs very well, but tends to use more oil than most fours we've had. Problems at 100,000K have been a new radiator, cam timing belt and power steering pump. Gas mileage is mediocre at 20.
Great first car!
redrider05,08/14/2012
This is my first car, which I got for a steal, considering it has a shocking 192k miles. I was very weary about getting a car with that many miles, but it was the only Subaru available in my budget. Subarus have been in the family for years and I know they are reliable. Whoever had this car before took good care of it. Regular maintenance was done and I found nothing wrong. I've had her for a few weeks and she runs great. I plan on keeping her maintained enough to get another 100k miles. I love my Forester and now I'm making fun of my mother, who drives an Impreza sedan. My car is way cooler then hers.
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Features & Specs

MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
165 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
165 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
165 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
165 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2005 Subaru Forester
Used 2005 Subaru Forester Overview

The Used 2005 Subaru Forester is offered in the following submodels: Forester Wagon. Available styles include X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A), XS AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A), X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M), XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Moonroof (2.5L 4cyl 4A), XT AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A), XT AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A), XT AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), XS L.L.Bean Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A), XS AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M), XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Moonroof (2.5L 4cyl 5M), and XT AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Subaru Forester?

Save up to $165 on one of 6 Used 2005 Subaru Forester for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,400 as of12/10/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from3.7 to 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Subaru Forester trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Subaru Forester X is priced between $5,988 and$6,288 with odometer readings between 67974 and92608 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Subaru Forester XS is priced between $4,400 and$5,495 with odometer readings between 113966 and136552 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Subaru Forester XT is priced between $7,888 and$8,595 with odometer readings between 86865 and118432 miles.

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