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Subaru Forester 2008

The 2008 Subaru Forester range of configurations is currently priced from $5,500. Our most recent review of the 2008 Subaru Forester resulted in a score of 7 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: ISOFIX mounting points, Turbocharged 2.5-litre engine, 5 star ANCAP score

The 2008 Subaru Forester carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1800 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Subaru Forester 2008 Price and Specs

The Subaru Forester 2008 is currently available from $5,500 for the Forester X up to $17,999 for the Forester XS Premium.

Pricing guides

$10,990
Based on 185 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$5,500
Highest Price
$17,999
Subaru Forester Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
X SUV 2.5L ULP 4 SP AUTO $6,300 $9,790
X SUV 2.5L ULP 5 SP MAN $6,000 $9,240
XS SUV 2.5L ULP 4 SP AUTO $6,100 $9,460
XS SUV 2.5L ULP 5 SP MAN $5,800 $8,910
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Subaru Forester 2008 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Subaru Forester 2008 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Subaru Forester 2008: What should I be looking for in a used car?

    It’s not possible to say how many km is too many, as there are a number of things that can affect engine life. It can be the way it has been driven, if it has been thrashed, if it has towed, etc., but the most important thing is servicing. Any vehicle you consider buying should come with a record of regular servicing by an experienced mechanic who would use a good quality oil. Try to find a car with around 150,000 km, which should give you 150,000-200,000 km of reliable motoring.

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  • Subaru Forester 2008: Engine issues after service

    It might or it might go back to what the mechanic did or didn't do at the service, but there's no way to tell, so you're stuck with getting it fixed. Find a Subaru specialist and take it there if you have lost confidence in your mechanic.

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  • Subaru Forester 2008: Wind noise from driver's side window

    There are a number of possible explanations for the poor seal that results in the noise. It could be that the car has been in a crash at some point and the door hasn't been adjusted properly when repaired; it could be that the door has dropped as happens on many cars over time, or it could be a faulty seal. Take the car to a body repair shop experienced in working on Subaru's and have it assessed.

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  • Subaru's with underestimating speedos

    YOU can bet all cars give falsely optimistic higher speedo readings -- not because the companies are trying to rip owners off, but to be sure they don't give falsely low readings. If they did there would be a huge outcry from owners booked for speeding through no fault of their own.

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Subaru Forester 2008 Towing capacity

The Subaru Forester’s towing capacity ranges from 1400kg to 1800kg. 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
X SUV 2.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1400kg
X SUV 2.5L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 1400kg
XS SUV 2.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1400kg
XS SUV 2.5L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 1400kg
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Subaru Forester 2008 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2008 Subaru Forester are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1795mm x 1700mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Subaru Forester 2008 Dimensions  include 1700mm height, 1795mm width, 4560mm length.
Subaru Forester Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
X SUV 1700x1795x4560 mm 220 mm
X SUV 1590x1735x4485 mm 200 mm
XS SUV 1700x1795x4560 mm 220 mm
XS SUV 1590x1735x4485 mm 200 mm
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Subaru Forester 2008 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2008 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 16x6.5 inches to 17x7 inches.

Subaru Forester Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
X SUV 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
X SUV 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
XS SUV 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
XS SUV 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
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Subaru Forester 2008 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2008 Subaru Forester is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Subaru Forester currently offers fuel consumption from 9.3 to 11.4L/100km. The Subaru Forester is available with the following fuel types: ULP and PULP.

Subaru Forester Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
X SUV 2.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 9.6L/100km
X SUV 2.5L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 9.7L/100km
XT SUV 2.5L,PULP,4 SP AUTO 10.5L/100km
XT SUV 2.5L,PULP,4 SP AUTO 11.1L/100km
* Combined fuel consumption See All Subaru Forester 2008 Pricing and Specs