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2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT LimitedReview
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Great Car, Love It To Death. — This car is quite a quick car. 0-100 in 7 Seconds. Brakes very well. Handles ok, needs sports lowered suspension to really set it off. Very fun car to drive. Reasonable price, but I need to get a set of chrome wheels to make it awesome!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Fun, comfortable, economical

Cons: None

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2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5XTReview
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Made The Best Choice Of Buying It — Love the car all around.. looks amazing. it handles perfectly on corners not much body roll which is fantastic for an suv but that is thanks to the boxer engine that it has. The front hood scoop gives it a very egressive feel to it what also is attractive. the sun roof is huge. It goes all the way back to the second row

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: the front end

Cons: exhaust

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2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XReview
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Best Of Awd — used and abused to the end. blew by all the EVO's in the snow. Most Rs and other 2.5 components swap right onto the car. just remember. sti swap is a possibility with this beautiful family car. and still no lack in performance

Pros: no turbo

Cons: no turbo

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2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5XReview
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Amazing Car For A Great Value — I love this car! My Forester survived 40,000 in one year and toughed it out through its first Alaskan winter. It has performed flawlessly and has never been stuck in the snow. It gets excellent traction in all types of foul weather and has fairly good gas mileage. Overall, my Forester has been a great car with no problems.

Pros: Handling, Styling, Comfort

Cons: Slightly underpowered for the mountains

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2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 XReview
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Cant Wait For The Diesel Models To Arrive In Canada — After 3 months and 6 050 kilometers I must say I am impressed with this vehicle. I have never driven an AWD vehicle before and I must say is makes a difference in handling, acceleration, braking....cant wait for the next snow storm. Driving comfort is great, basic radio system is acceptable, instrument panel is nicely layed out. Only negative aspect that bothers me is the fuel consumption.......but the Forester is not a Yaris so I shouldnt complain.

Pros: Symmetrical AWD, seating comfort, cargo capacity, solid chassis, easy to use controls (radio, ventilation, etc..)Great handling and good suspension.

Cons: feul consomption; on a full tank (60 litres) driving 85 % in the city and 15% highway average kilometers of 450 kilometers.(although I have yet to see the low fuel symbol light up). Slight wind noise at highway speeds.

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2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5XTReview
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Stocky Sleeper — The car is unassuming until you get up close. The STi body kit and rims give it an aggressive look and the WRX engine gives it plenty of pep. The interior is spartan but comfortable, no overload of electronic gadgets (aside from the AUX in port on the dash - which I love). I took it on a 1,000 mile road trip with two dogs and was very happy with how it rode and handled, especially in snowy weather.

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2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5XTReview
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Awesome!! — Even though I have modified my Forester I would have to say that in stock form that it was still a fun car. The quality of the interior is pretty dang decent and spacious, plus I've already used it to haul quite a few Large items around town, or even further.

Pros: Fun to drive. Lot's of interior Room. Symmetrical All Wheel Drive. Insanely Large Sun/moon Roof. (always get complements on that)

Cons: Handling. Although once I added the Coilover suspension it was tamed quite nicely. And I'm sure some larger Sway bars would help as well.

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2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5XReview
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Growing On Me. Forester Verses The Honda Element. —

I needed a four door with extra room and thought AWD would be a good idea. The forester has been given so many good ratings it made into out must test drive list. We drove the Honda Element and the Forester Sport X on the same day. The Element has a utility "from follows function appeal". The Element did not drive well. It felt underpowered. It rides and steers kind of like a boat. At 75 miles an hour our test vehicle shimmed and made wife feel seasick! Additionally the pillars on the front and rear windows in combination with the reverse doors cause six major blind spots. The rear seats are difficult to operate, and heavy. The Forester Sport X has lines that grow on you. With the rims and spoiler(an option on our) and the news grill the feisty little wagon gets approving nods and compliments. My wife drove the Forester and decided she did not want to drive any other cars! Fortunately, my salesman did not here her say this!. I have been driving the Sport X for a week and find I like it a bit more each day. This little wagon/SUV is easy to drive, has good snappy power. I am got 26 MPG on my first tank of gas!

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:16,000

Pros: Ride
Room
Traction
View
Lots of Cup Holders
Temp Control
Sound System
Towing Capacity

Cons: No heated seats.  That's it!

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2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5XTReview
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All Round Practical Performance — with 280bhp fun all day long +there enough space for a sofa in the back!!!!

Pros: speed ,handling

Cons: running costs

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2008 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5XTReview
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Scooby In Sheeps Clothing — I love all the power in a car that does not look like a sport style car but has loads of acceleration. Boy racers do not realise it has a good speed and can out drag them on the motor way

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Power

Cons: Luxury

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2022 Subaru Forester Reviews

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2021 Subaru Forester Reviews

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2020 Subaru Forester Reviews

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2019 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By jphaver

The Premium model I bought is Subaru certified, which saved me some work, and the Forester gets high ratings from Consumer Reports both for reliability and driver satisfaction. Add to this its high... Read More

Review By Guru9K5MNF

The dark line I. The windshield is caused by your lights. I had my new forester 5 days. I could not drive at night. The lights point below your hood instead of radiating upwards. Brutal going downh... Read More

2018 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Guru98FD58

Great options but missing 6 speed standard shift as standard. Read More

Review By Guru98SK4N

Overall the forester locked ok. The problem I hade was the engine. It sounded totally worn out with only 80 5oo km on it. Looks like bad maintenance by the previous owner. Not worth the money. Read More

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