Used 2010 Subaru Forester


$7,913 - $13,357
2010 Subaru Forester

2010 Highlights

The 2010 Subaru Forester gets mild equipment changes. Last year's Premium package is now considered a trim level and additionally includes a standard power driver seat. The L.L. Bean Edition trim level is no more, though it was actually discontinued midway through last year. The optional navigation system now includes Bluetooth connectivity.


Pros

  • Standard all-wheel drive, roomy cabin with ample cargo space, comfortable ride, capable engines, excellent safety scores.

Cons

  • Outdated four-speed automatic transmission, so-so fit and finish.

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Used 2010 Subaru Forester for Sale

Subaru Forester 2010 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Dark Gray Metallic Platinum cloth90,536 miles
Used 2010Subaru Forester2.5X Premium
List:$10,651
Est.Loan: $218/mo
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Subaru Forester 2010 2.5X Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Sage Green Metallic 67,102 miles
Used 2010Subaru Forester2.5X Limited
List:$10,993
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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Subaru Forester 2010 2.5X Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Dark Gray Metallic Platinum cloth114,335 miles
Used 2010Subaru Forester2.5X Limited
List:$8,737
Est.Loan: $179/mo
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Sage Green Metallic Platinum cloth129,767 miles
Used 2010Subaru Forester2.5X Premium
List:$8,255
Est.Loan: $169/mo
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Sage Green Metallic Platinum cloth172,676 miles
Used 2010Subaru Forester2.5X Premium
List:$4,500
Est.Loan: $92/mo
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Spark Silver Metallic Black cloth135,800 miles
Used 2010Subaru Forester2.5X Premium
List:$9,695
Est.Loan: $198/mo
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Dealer Notes

"Steel Silver Metallic 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium AWD 5-Speed Manual 2.5L H4 SMPI SOHC 16V LEV II 170hp AWD

Camellia Red Pearl Platinum cloth77,458 miles
Used 2010Subaru Forester2.5X Limited
List:$12,288
Est.Loan: $251/mo
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Steel Silver Metallic Platinum cloth101,818 miles
Used 2010Subaru Forester2.5X Premium
List:$10,983
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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Dealer Notes

"Steel Silver Metallic 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium AWD 5-Speed Manual 2.5L H4 SMPI SOHC 16V LEV II 170hp AWD

Spark Silver Metallic Black cloth86,036 miles
Used 2010Subaru Forester2.5X
List:$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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$275 Below Market
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Dealer Notes

***ONE OWNER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION........................2010 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X WAGON, SILVER WITH A CHARCOAL INTERIOR, 5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION, AIR CONDITIONING, POWER WINDOWS, LOCKS, AND MIRRORS, AM/FM CD PLAYER, REAR WIPER, ONLY 86K MILES, GREAT ALL WEATHER UTILITARIAN VEHICLE***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. 30 DAY LIMITED POWERTRAIN WARRANTY, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.

Sage Green Metallic Platinum cloth116,304 miles
Used 2010Subaru Forester2.5X
List:$7,977
Est.Loan: $163/mo
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Obsidian Black Pearl Black cloth118,476 miles
Used 2010Subaru Forester2.5X Limited
List:$9,988
Est.Loan: $204/mo
Fitzgerald Genesis
20.2 mi away
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Camellia Red Pearl Platinum cloth115,785 miles
Used 2010Subaru Forester2.5X
List:$7,400
Est.Loan: $151/mo
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$204 Below Market
Obsidian Black Pearl Platinum cloth78,474 miles
Used 2010Subaru Forester2.5X Premium
List:$11,920
Est.Loan: $244/mo
Newport Blue Pearl 114,351 miles
Used 2010Subaru Forester2.5X Limited
List:$9,990
Est.Loan: $204/mo
Malloy Hyundai(4)
29.8 mi away
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Dark Gray Metallic 82,909 miles
Used 2010Subaru Forester2.5X Premium
List:$10,997
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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Satin White Pearl Platinum cloth121,027 miles
Used 2010Subaru Forester2.5X Premium
List:$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Dealer Notes

<ul><span style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-variant-numeric:inherit;font-variant-east-asian:inherit;font-size:17px;line-height:inherit;font-family:Georgia serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#1d2129;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-size:medium;line-height:inherit;font-family:Arial Helvetica sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;">We are a family owned and operated dealership that cares about selling quality used car truck SUV or minivan that meets your needs. We work with several banks that finance all types of credit statuses to get you the best loan possible. Our main goal is to provide superior service an inviting atmosphere and all around positive shopping experience. We are a registered Diamond Warranty dealer provider and same day purchase is available. <br style="box-sizing:border-box;" /><span style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-variant-numeric:inherit;font-variant-east-asian:inherit;font-size:medium;line-height:inherit;font-family:Arial Helvetica sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#5b5964;background-color:#ffffff;">We service Dumfries Woodbridge Stafford Manassas Springfield Alexandria Arlington DC MD<br style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#5b5964;font-family:'Helvetica Neue' Helvetica Arial sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><span style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-variant-numeric:inherit;font-variant-east-asian:inherit;font-size:medium;line-height:inherit;font-family:Arial Helvetica sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#5b5964;background-color:#ffffff;">We work with all credit types... No cred </ul><ul>Bad Credit </ul><ul>or Good Credit!!! Purchaser's who are financing with Bankruptcy and Repossessions on record are still encouraged to apply!!! </ul> <ul>Non-smoker owner Vehicle Runs Well Smooth ride Regularly maintained Arctic cold a/c No pets Done all Scheduled Maintenance Mint Condition Drives great Family friendly </ul>

Platinum cloth92,450 miles
Used 2010Subaru Forester2.5X Premium
List:$8,999
Est.Loan: $184/mo
Red Tag Center
34.9 mi away
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Paprika Red Pearl Black cloth103,379 miles
Used 2010Subaru Forester2.5X Limited
List:$11,388
Est.Loan: $233/mo

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Features & Specs

2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)2.5XT Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)2.5X Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)2.5XT Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)
MPG22212222222221
Seating5555555
Transmission4-speed shiftable automatic4-speed shiftable automatic5-speed manual4-speed shiftable automatic5-speed manual4-speed shiftable automatic4-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgasgasgasgasgas
Horsepower170 hp @ 6000 rpm224 hp @ 5200 rpm170 hp @ 6000 rpm170 hp @ 6000 rpm170 hp @ 6000 rpm170 hp @ 6000 rpm224 hp @ 5200 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
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

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Known Recurring Problem - Blown Head Gasket???
UPDATE (June 2017): Still losing oil at the same exact rate as before having the head gasket replaced. I honestly wonder whether the dealer, SUBARU OF RICHMOND, every respected the head gasket at all. Either they did not, or the car had a serious design flaw. Also, had the dealer, SUBARU OF RICHMOND, replace the front disc brakes when they they did the head gasket work. The brakes are now wobbling when braking set high speeds. UPDATE (Sept 2016): Subaru gave me a $500 coupon to help defray the cost of replacing the head gasket (the dealer, SUBARU OF RICHMOND, told me after doing tests, that I paid for, that was the reason I was losing oil). I had the head gaskets replaced (both sides), for $1,500 total. The short story is, I AM STILL LOSING OIL AT THE EXACT SAME RATE!!!! About 1 quart per month. My very first Subaru is a 2010 Subaru Forester. Overall I had been impressed with the performance of the car, however I was just recently told by Richmond Subaru that the reason I am losing oil is a blown head gasket, which will cost $2,400 to replace. After doing some research I have come to understand that this is fairly common with Subarus. Less than a year ago I replaced the timing belt and had other maintenance done that cost several thousand. I am not in the habit of spending this much money on a car in regular maintenance fees. Previously I have owned Hondas and Toyotas and have been quite happy with them (over 300K miles on an Odyssey!), but based upon reviews I thought I would give Subaru a try. I suspect this problem has been occurring for some time. I once noticed at an oil change that my oil was low. I thought this was a slip on my part in filling to the proper level previously. Now I think it was the head gasket all along, and this was at about 50k miles, possibly still under warranty. I find it silly that Subaru engineers have continued to design engines with this problem, and that Subaru dealers are unwilling to help. When I found out I had this issue, the Subaru salesman told me, "...since I know of the issue now I can't give you a full trade in value. My suggestion is that you see what CarMax is willing to give you." If Subaru cannot help with this situation I will have no choice but to abandon Subaru as a brand choice and move on.
Exhaust rattle and ping noises
Subaru Forester 2010, 57K miles - the heat shields in the exhaust are losing their insulation, so the tin shields rattle against each other. Was told I would need to replace entire exhaust to fix. Not covered by extended wtty - why make an exhaust system that falls apart after 2 years, and can't be easily fixed? why is this "my problem?" It is Subaru's poor design, should be their money to fix! Has anyone else had the dealer fix this problem for you or found an easier solution? The tinny rattling noise drives me crazy!
2010 Subaru Forester XT (Turbo) Limited Edition
* Present Car: 2010 Subaru Forester XT (Turbo Charged) Limited edition; 4 Speed Automatic Transmission (Fast on pickup and powerful on torque) Premium Fuel ONLY: 15 MPG @ 20-30 MPH City (stop & go) 20-25 MPG @ 30-60 & 65-80 MPH 30-33 MPG @ 60-65 MPH; 4 cylinder Uses a Timing Belt * Prior Car: 2009 Subaru Forester X (NON-Turbo Charged) Limited edition PZEV; 4 Speed Automatic Transmission (Slow on pickup and weak on torque... dangerous on pulling out!) 15-30 MPG (Reg (best), Plus, Premium Fuels) 4 cylinder Uses a Timing Belt The "Limited" is the top end model and comes with a near-complete package of options as standard. Most of the negative reviews I've read are from non-turbo Subaru owners. I would never buy another non-turbo car OF ANY KIND again for the reasons mentioned above... no power and too slow on pickup and top end. However, if you think the pickup is ok and you want the fuel efficiency, get the X version. If you study the 0-60 second reviews on every car, you'll see that there are [presently] only 2 ways to get to 60 mph in under 7 seconds... 1) Natural Aspirated with +400 HP (Burns lots of fuel... 18-5 MPG) 2) Turbo Charged with +225 HP (Best fuel consumption... 28-15 MPG) I haven't experienced the oil burning issues others have complained about... perhaps they had the inevitable lemons. After doing a very thorough research on all SUVs, I am convinced there is no better car than Subarus (w//Turbo) you can buy for it's price. The only other SUV I'd consider is a Porshe Macan... but you pay over 4x the price. Both 2009 and 2010 Foresters handled superbly on wet, slippery roads BECAUSE OF the synchronized all wheel drive. Anybody complaining about poor handling of Subarus in inclement weather [while All Wheel Drive is engaged] needs to learn how to drive CORRECTLY. The drive train of Subarus is impeccable and the main reason I went with it... Centered/Balanced/Low Mounted Boxer Engine; Synchronized All Wheel Drive make this vehicle VERY easy to control on any surface... There is no better vehicle to drive on slippery surfaces than Subarus. Driver's Seat "Limited" version: Leather 8 way power control; Does not wear out unless you carry a THICK WALLET IN YOUR BACK POCKET! Very comfortable for 5'2"-6'5" Ht. Both front seats tilt all the way back for taking naps on long trips... Some individuals may find the arm rests in the way in this position, but still not much of a detriment. Passenger Seat: Mechanical Lever Adjustment. Rear Seats: Are comfortable enough for average height people. Rear Cargo: Rear seats fold down all the way flat (unlike many other top end SUVs), making it excellent for loading items and camping out if need be. NAV system: Screen is 6" diagonal... not large enough to view comfortably. Does not dim enough at night time making it annoying to drive while on. Boot up is too slow if turned off. There are better after market models with 7" screen (fits perfectly if the NAV-Headunit is compatible with 2008-2013 Forester models) that are much cheaper. Warning! : Do not buy any Kenwood! The 2010 Subaru Forester XT (Turbo Charged) Limited edition is the best car I've ever owned. However, it's recommended to change the Timing Belt around 100k miles ($1100). 2011-present now have a Timing Chain which doesn't need to be changed so soon. Nevertheless, there are some complaints about how they are mounted, but that is to be seen from other owner's reviews. The only other engine Subaru makes with a Timing Chain is their 3.6 Liter, 6 Cylinder Engine; But that was only put in their Outbacks.
Used 2010 Subaru Forester Overview

The Used 2010 Subaru Forester is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5XT Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A), 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5X Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), and 2.5XT Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2010 Subaru Forester?

Save up to $300 on one of 51 Used 2010 Subaru Forester for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,500 as of 07/17/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2010 Subaru Forester trim styles:

  • The Used 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium is priced between $4,500 and $12,795 with odometer readings between 60703 and 172676 miles.
  • The Used 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X is priced between $4,900 and $13,998 with odometer readings between 69000 and 155729 miles.
  • The Used 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited is priced between $7,913 and $14,998 with odometer readings between 64951 and 147930 miles.
  • The Used 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Limited is priced between $11,911 and $13,357 with odometer readings between 64742 and 85991 miles.

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