It rides smoothly enough on the road if a bit noisily and treats its front passengers to a user-friendly interior and comfy seats. Talked with a salesperson three time and set up an appointment for the next day to look at the car. On smooth surfaces the ride isn't bad, though some choppiness and road vibration might be evident. On top of that, the Sports 2. Don't even try to fix them. Other than normal maintenance expenditures we have only had to replace one of the tire pressure sensors on this vehicle last year.
All-wheel drive is standard, and trim levels include the base 2. Rear-seat riders are less lucky, and are apt to complain about the unsupportive cushioning and lack of legroom back here. He is now over 200,000 miles. Some driveline noise occurs during acceleration. By her 9th year, some rust spots were appearing on top. As such, it retains all of the safety and stability features found in Subaru cars, but offers headroom and cargo space exceeding the popular Legacy and Outback wagons. Side curtain airbags are not available.
If there is an issue, I fix it. The steering is a bit light, but the 2008 Subaru Forester should be nimble enough to suit most drivers. A look a the Fair Purchase Price shows the typical transaction price paid for the Forester in your area, so be sure to check it out before you begin negotiating. You have to remove the entire front end to replace them. A Hill Holder clutch on manual-shift models makes it easier to start the car on inclines. Subaru's offering of a manual transmission with either engine should entice enthusiasts further, as should the Forester's standard all-wheel drive. However, Subaru has instilled enough variations on this basic formula to give the Forester a distinct character in a crowded field.
I can't believe how great they look. Its smaller dimensions, lighter weight and responsive handling give it a tossable feel. Nothing fancy but reliable when you work through the issues. She has never let me down. Interior Design and Special Features Even the base 2. Changes for other models are largely cosmetic. Manual models have a Hill Holder feature to keep the Forester from rolling back on inclines.
After being told they would be open for me to test drive a truck. Smooth side cladding and curvaceous rear glass produce a clean look, while eight inches of ground clearance provides ample ability for plowing through deep snow. Based on this experience I traded my car for a Subaru Outback in 2017 4 of 5 people found this review helpful Great vehicle! The seats are not good for long trips. Acceleration and Power The Forester 2. The Premium then adds bigger side mirrors with turn-signal repeaters, rear disc brakes, a limited-slip rear differential, a moonroof, a power driver seat and heated front seats and mirrors.
Bean model, and it comes with leather seats, a leather-and-wood steering wheel and shifter, the upgraded speakers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass and sturdier plastic trim in the cargo bay. I also had to change the ac compressor. Its cargo area is surprisingly roomy and usefully square. Signs said 7 and it was only 630 I was not happy. Though only available with a four-cylinder engine, the higher-end trim levels come equipped with a turbocharged engine -- standard.
If the plastics look a bit utilitarian, the leather seats have an upscale look, and the front seats are comfortable and supportive. Without a doubt, the Forester has a higher entertainment quotient than most sport-utilities. What's New for 2008 Changes are minimal for the 2008 Subaru Forester. I took her down to Mexico for a cheap paint job. One notable change is the L.
Then, we glided to a stop on the left shoulder, as if we had just performed ballet. Other safety features include active front head restraints and front-seat side airbags that provide head and torso protection. In the last couple of years, I have changed the radiator hoses, replaced the ball joints, steering pump, oil filter. The rear seat, in contrast, has tight legroom for taller adults it's also a problem for those with bulky car seats and a somewhat unsupportive bottom cushion. Changes for other models are largely cosmetic. Bean Edition, which gets a four-speed automatic transmission. She now looks great again.
A wide rear seat with plenty of thigh support welcomes passengers and the standard retractable cargo cover is high enough to accommodate tall items. If there was a sale pending it would have been nice to know. The dashboard is that sporty rubbery black. For 2008, all Sports models get a new front bumper, black-painted headlight and taillight surrounds and silver-painted roof rails. As for the turbocharged Foresters, the 2. There is an optional four-speed automatic transmission. At the same time, the Forester also fares well in most practical matters.