2008 Subaru Forester Overview

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2008 Subaru Forester Overview

Not much changed for the Subaru Forester compact SUV in 2008. You'll now find stability control as a standard feature on the turbocharged trims with automatic transmission. In addition, the 11 trims got some minor equipment adjustments.

When you differentiate between regular and turbocharged, keep in mind that the Forester has 2 engines: a 2.5-liter, 173-hp H4 model and a 2.5-liter, 224-hp H4 model. While you have your choice between a 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission, all trims come with all-wheel drive. Cargo space comes out to 31 cubic feet with the rear seat up and 69 with the rear seat folded.

Overall, drivers like the 2008 Subaru Forester for its smooth handling, capable powertrain, and safety. On the other hand, things can get a little tight for passengers in the rear, and you get a bit more wind noise than you may have bargained for. While some see the Forester as a bit of an anachronism, this compact SUV delivers enough fun and functionality to stay competitive in today's demanding market.

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    Galego
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    My Car Cruiselight Is Flashing With The Engine Light On Just After I Filled...

    25 views with 2 answers (last answer 11 months ago)
    mcguzy
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    Check Engine Light And Cruise Control Light

    The Check Engine Light (steady) and the Cruise control light (flashing) came on randomly one day. When I fill my gas tank up the lights go off until I get a little below the 1/2 mark. I've heard thi...

    314 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)
    Jrcon
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    Rear Noise. Bearings?

    158 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)
    Beth Hazur
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    Does Anyone Have Problems With A Leak In A 2008 Subaru Forester? Whenever ...

    142 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)
    SweetJane
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    Sun/moon Roof Quit Working. Is There A Manual Close Mechanism?

    Replaced the switch and worked a again for a short period of time. Now when I press the switch, I can hear a clicking in the roof area, towards the back of the actual sun/moon roof area.

    111 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)