Used 2008 Subaru Forester Wagon


$7,995 - $8,995
2008 Subaru Forester

2008 Highlights

Changes are minimal for the 2008 Subaru Forester. Stability control is now standard on all turbocharged models equipped with an automatic transmission, and Subaru has shuffled the equipment among the Forester's many trim levels. One notable change is the L.L. Bean model's loss of its self-leveling rear suspension, which increased the pressure of the shock absorbers to compensate for heavy loads.


Pros

  • Peppy base engine, seriously fast in turbocharged XT trim, carlike ride and handling, standard all-wheel drive, reassuring crash test scores.

Cons

  • Scarce rear legroom, too much road and wind noise, automatic transmission is slow to downshift.

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Used 2008 Subaru Forester Wagon for Sale

Subaru Forester 2008 2.5 X L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Dark Gray Metallic/Steel Silver Metallic Desert Beige cloth116,148 miles
Used 2008Subaru Forester2.5 X L.L.Bean Edition
List:$4,300
Est.Loan: $88/mo
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Great Deal!
Subaru Forester 2008 2.5 X L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Dark Gray Metallic/Steel Silver Metallic Desert Beige cloth123,046 miles
Used 2008Subaru Forester2.5 X L.L.Bean Edition
List:$7,288
Est.Loan: $149/mo
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Fair Deal!
Subaru Forester 2008 2.5 X 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Dark Gray Metallic 44,062 miles
Used 2008Subaru Forester2.5 X
List:$11,299
Est.Loan: $231/mo
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Dark Gray Metallic Graphite Gray cloth86,570 miles
Used 2008Subaru Forester2.5 X Premium Package
List:$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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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.

Newport Blue Pearl/Steel Silver Metallic Desert Beige cloth149,801 miles
Used 2008Subaru Forester2.5 X L.L.Bean Edition
List:$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
Steel Silver Metallic Graphite Gray cloth105,187 miles
Used 2008Subaru Forester2.5 X Premium Package
List:$8,495
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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Steel Silver Metallic Graphite Gray cloth176,618 miles
Used 2008Subaru Forester2.5 X Premium Package
List:$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Aspen White Desert Beige cloth109,912 miles
Used 2008Subaru Forester2.5 X
List:$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
Dark Gray Metallic Graphite Gray cloth145,101 miles
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Newport Blue Pearl 234,777 miles
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Features & Specs

2.5 X 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)2.5 X Premium Package 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)2.5 X L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)Sports 2.5 X 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)2.5 X 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)2.5 X Premium Package 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)2.5 XT Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)Sports 2.5 X 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)2.5 XT Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)Sports 2.5 XT 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)Sports 2.5 XT 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
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Seating55555555555
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual4-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual4-speed automatic5-speed manual
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Horsepower173 hp @ 6000 rpm173 hp @ 6000 rpm173 hp @ 6000 rpm173 hp @ 6000 rpm173 hp @ 6000 rpm173 hp @ 6000 rpm224 hp @ 5600 rpm173 hp @ 6000 rpm224 hp @ 5600 rpm224 hp @ 5600 rpm224 hp @ 5600 rpm

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
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating


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175,000 miles few problems
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. Update February 2018: 199,980 miles. Car running smoothly again. However, turned car over to one of my children in January 2018. He is now over 200,000 miles.
Fantastic Car! Buy it if you can!
This is a fabulous car! I have owned my 2008 Subaru Forester for about 2 and a half years now. It has been without a single problem the entire time. One of the things I love most about my Subaru is its versatility. It gets good gas mileage, but I have also used it for hauling huge items of furniture, kayaks, pontoon rafts, 5 people, all the luggage of a long trip for me and my entire family, and building supplies for my house. It is such as safe car as well. My wife was rear ended while in our in our 1998 Subaru Forester by a Ford F250 going fast when she was at a stop. The car completely absorbed the impact and saved her life. After that, we had to get another Subaru Forester.
Best car I've ever owned
Really hate to be the obnoxious reviewer who gives all five stars, but this car has earned it. It's more comfortable than Cadillacs I've owned and has great fuel economy for an AWD (though I wish Subaru would introduce a fleet of hybrids). I usually get 30mpg hwy, but I don't really drive city. 160,000 miles so far and no issues whatsoever. Definitely will buy another one in the future.
Used 2008 Subaru Forester Wagon Overview

The Used 2008 Subaru Forester Wagon is offered in the following styles: 2.5 X 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5 X Premium Package 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5 X L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), Sports 2.5 X 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5 X 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5 X Premium Package 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5 XT Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A), Sports 2.5 X 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5 XT Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), Sports 2.5 XT 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A), and Sports 2.5 XT 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 Subaru Forester Wagon?

Save up to $220 on one of 8 Used 2008 Subaru Forester Wagon for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,300 as of 07/22/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Subaru Forester Wagon trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Subaru Forester Wagon 2.5 X L.L.Bean Edition is priced between $4,300 and $7,995 with odometer readings between 116148 and 149801 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Subaru Forester Wagon 2.5 X Premium Package is priced between $4,995 and $8,995 with odometer readings between 86570 and 176618 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Subaru Forester Wagon 2.5 X is priced between $7,995 and $11,299 with odometer readings between 44062 and 109912 miles.

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