Is the 2008 Subaru Forester Wagon a good vehicle? Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2008 Subaru Forester Wagon and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2008 Forester Wagon featuring deep dives into trim levels including Sports 2.5 X, 2.5 X L.L.Bean Edition, 2.5 X, 2.5 X Premium Package, 2.5 XT Limited, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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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), and 2.5 X L.L.Bean Edition 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A). Pre-owned Forester Wagon models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 173 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2008 Forester Wagon comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic.
What's a good price on a used 2008 Subaru Forester Wagon?
Price comparisons for used 2008 Subaru Forester trim styles:
The used 2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 X is priced around $6330 with average odometer reading of 160149 miles.
The used 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 X L.L.Bean Edition is priced around $9312 with average odometer reading of 82045 miles.
The used 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 X is priced around $7991 with average odometer reading of 91020 miles.
The used 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Package is priced around $7994 with average odometer reading of 116420 miles.
The used 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited is priced around $10480 with average odometer reading of 88538 miles.
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What do people think of the 2008 Subaru Forester Wagon? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2008 Subaru Forester Wagon and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2008 Forester Wagon a 4.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2008 Forester Wagon.
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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Popular Features: Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, Bluetooth, USB Inputs, Back-up camera, Post-collision safety system, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision safety system, Adaptive Cruise Control, Upgraded Headlights, Navigation, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Keyless Entry/Start, Upgraded Stereo, Remote Start, 2500lb Towing Capacity, AWD/4WD, Alarm, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Auto Climate Control, Aux Audio Inputs, Heated seats, Power Driver Seat, Sunroof/Moonroof, Parking sensors, Towing Hitch, Leather Seats, Stability Control