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Subaru Forester 1998

The 1998 Subaru Forester range of configurations is currently priced from $2,200. Our most recent review of the 1998 Subaru Forester resulted in a score of 6 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Subaru Forester: All-wheel drive is great on wet and slushy roads, Surprising ability off road, Good handling for an SUV

The 1998 Subaru Forester carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1300 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Subaru Forester 1998 Price and Specs

The Subaru Forester 1998 is currently available from $2,200 for the Forester GX up to $5,170 for the Forester GT.

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GT SUV 2.0L PULP 4 SP AUTO $3,300 $5,170
GT SUV 2.0L PULP 5 SP MAN $2,640 $4,070
GX SUV 2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $3,080 $4,730
GX SUV 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,200 $3,520
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Subaru Forester 1998 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Subaru Forester 1998 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What options do I have after my 1998 Subaru Forester suffered loss of power?

    Okay, let's tackle your questions one by one. The advice you've been given by two repairers doesn't really gel. For a start, you have a mechanic telling you it's an electrical problem, and an electrician telling you it's a mechanical problem. Sounds like neither of them know what's up here. There's a big difference between an engine that has no spark and an engine that needs a complete rebuild, in both dollar and effort terms, so you need to get an independent assessment of what's really wrong with the thing and go from there. If, for instance, it's a simple case of needing new spark plugs or coils, then it's worth fixing. If the engine is indeed toast, then a new one is probably going to cost more than the value of the entire car.

    Which brings us to your second question. Given that a 1998 Forester is probably a $3000 to $5000 car in good working order, you're not sitting on a gold-mine. While you could potentially make more by wrecking the car and selling it in pieces, you have the hassle of physically separating the car and selling it piece by piece with cleaning, packaging and mailing the parts one by one. Then there's the fielding of hundreds of emails and phone calls, not to mention the hassle of having a dead car in your driveway for as long as it takes to sell all the bits. Even then, you'll eventually have to have the carcass taken away. The alternative is to sell the car to a wrecking yard to handle that side of things, but you'll be lucky to be offered more than a few hundred dollars to have the car picked up and removed.

    The option, to answer your third question, would be to have the car electronically scanned, find out precisely what's wrong with it and make an informed decision from there. If the thing is fixable, great. But if it needs a new engine, it might be time to think about a replacement car as spending thousands on a 25-year-old car that will certainly be showing wear in other areas, doesn't really stack up.

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Subaru Forester 1998 Towing capacity

The Subaru Forester has maximum towing capacity of 1300kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Subaru Forester Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
GX SUV 2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1300kg
GX SUV 2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 1300kg
RX Limited SUV 2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1300kg
RX Limited SUV 2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 1300kg
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Subaru Forester 1998 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 1998 Subaru Forester are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1736mm x 1595mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Subaru Forester 1998 Dimensions  include 1595mm height, 1736mm width, 4450mm length.
Subaru Forester Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
GX SUV 1595x1735x4450 mm 200 mm
RX Limited SUV 1595x1735x4450 mm 200 mm
GT SUV 1595x1736x4450 mm 200 mm
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Subaru Forester 1998 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 1998 Subaru Forester will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Subaru Forester vary from 15x6 inches to 16x6.5 inches.

Subaru Forester Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
GX SUV 205x70 R15 15x6 inches 205x70 R15 15x6 inches
RX Limited SUV 205x70 R15 15x6 inches 205x70 R15 15x6 inches
GT SUV 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
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Subaru Forester 1998 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 1998 Subaru Forester is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Subaru Forester currently offers fuel consumption from 8.8 to 9.2L/100km. The Subaru Forester is available with the following fuel types: PULP and ULP.

Subaru Forester Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
GT SUV 2.0L,PULP,5 SP MAN 8.9L/100km
GT SUV 2.0L,PULP,4 SP AUTO 9.2L/100km
GX SUV 2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 8.8L/100km
GX SUV 2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 8.9L/100km
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