The 2008 Subaru Forester is offered in the following submodels: Wagon. Available styles include 2.5 X 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5 X Premium Package 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), and 2.5 X L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A). Forester models are available with a 2.5 l-liter gas engine, with output up to 173 hp, depending on engine type. The 2008 Forester comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic. The 2008 Forester comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What's a good price on a used 2008 Subaru Forester?
Save up to $0 on one of 26 used 2008 Subaru Foresters for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $4185 as of Nov 22, 2017, based on data from 18 dealers and 69 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 4.7 to 5 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2008 Subaru Forester trim styles:
The 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 X is priced around $6330 with average odometer reading of 160149 miles.
The 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 X is priced around $8736 with average odometer reading of 75537 miles.
The 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 X L.L.Bean Edition is priced around $9448 with average odometer reading of 82045 miles.
The 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Package is priced around $7542 with average odometer reading of 120434 miles.
The 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited is priced around $10480 with average odometer reading of 88538 miles.
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Review Purchased used in September 2009.. Hard to believe it's at 175,000 miles and still runs smooth and responsive. Replaced rear brake pads one time. Most expensive repair. Right rear wheel bearing which is a common problem on Subaru. $450.00 repair. Most expensive maintenance item. Timing belt with water pump and pulleys. I paid $600.00. The dealer charges $1200 or more. Tires are an issue. Buy good ones and they will last. Yokohama seem to last longest. The seats are not good for long trips. Get a small memory foam pillow and that will take care of that. Weird stalling and idle problems started at 142,000 miles and traced to small valve on intake manifold. Remove electric hook up, remove two Phillips screws, spray valve with intake manifold cleaner and problem solved. Remove spark plug wires and inspect for oil. Valve cover gasket leaks common problem on these cars but I haven't had to replace them yet. Overall it's a good safe solid car. Nothing fancy but reliable when you work through the issues. Make sure when replacing plug wires to use spark plug grease on both ends of wires. Another issue. Headlights started leaking at 160,000 miles. Don't even try to fix them. Order new ones off Ebay for $300. You have to remove the entire front end to replace them. It's time consuming not difficult. It's 8 years old at this point and has held up well. Update February 2017. Still running well. Just replaced front and rear pads. And both oxygen sensors 184,712 miles. Update August 2017. 193,783 miles. Replaced valve cover gaskets. Surge and stalling again. Preparing to change out fuel injectors and gas pedal assembly. Most of the time it runs perfect but occasionally stalls. I also suspect it could be accumulation of bad gas.
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