Used 2005 Subaru Forester

2005 Subaru Forester
List price range
$3,999 - $9,744

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.

Used 2005 Subaru Forester for Sale

Subaru Forester 2005 X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
174,966 miles
Used 2005
Subaru Forester
X
List$3,999
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Subaru Forester 2005 X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
109,350 miles
Used 2005
Subaru Forester
X
Epovo Auto Group
8.8 mi away
List$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Subaru Forester 2005 XT AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)
67,253 miles
Used 2005
Subaru Forester
XT
IM Autohaus
20.1 mi away
List$9,744
Est.Loan: $199/mo
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Fair Deal!
$268 Below Market
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Subaru Forester 2005 XS AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
92,091 miles
Used 2005
Subaru Forester
XS
List$6,997
Est.Loan: $143/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
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Dealer Notes
Happy customers, Quality cars, Better prices, That is Hampstead Pre Owned. We eliminate all the anxiety and frustration of purchasing a used car by following the golden rule of treating others the way we would want to be treated. This company was founded on three simple principles: The first and and most important is that we never put profits before our customers. We have always and will always put our customers satisfaction before anything and everything else, no exception. Second, We put every car through a rigorous pre-sale check which far surpasses any state inspection required by law to absolutely ensure that you always get a safe and reliable vehicle , also every pre owned vehicle here comes with a complementary warranty, and our unprecedented 7 day exchange. Third, we use the most current pricing applications and programs to analyze each vehicle and compare them to the current market price to ensure you never over pay. Please take a moment to read our reviews and see what our customers have to say about us. We are a pre owned dealership with old fashioned values, building an amazing reputation one deal at a time.
Subaru Forester 2005 XT AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)
105,803 miles
Used 2005
Subaru Forester
XT
IM Autohaus
20.1 mi away
List$7,488
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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Subaru Forester 2005 XT AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)
100,435 miles
Used 2005
Subaru Forester
XT
IM Autohaus
20.1 mi away
ListNot Listed
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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.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Subaru Forester.

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, 6/5/2012
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, 8/13/2010
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, 8/14/2012
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: . 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 $268 on one of 5 Used 2005 Subaru Forester for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,999 as of08/19/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Subaru Forester trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Subaru Forester X is priced between $3,999 and$4,995 with odometer readings between 109350 and174966 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Subaru Forester XT is priced between $7,488 and$9,744 with odometer readings between 67253 and105803 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Subaru Forester XS is priced between $6,997 and$6,997 with odometer readings between 92091 and92091 miles.

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