The gauges and controls are ordinary but sensible. Consequently, it takes the power a little longer to get to the ground. All the controls, levers, and instruments the driver needs to touch or see are in easy reach and plain view. Space is ample in the front and adequate in back, with abundant headroom and toe room, though knee space is less bountiful. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter.
Although the final-drive and first-gear ratios of the five-speed manual transmission are identical a four-speed automatic is also available, but we prefer the stick , second through fifth gears have slightly taller ratios. In a world of huge, corporate, dealerships it was delightful to deal with a family owned business. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. Our improved algorithm coefficients were calculated for each model particularly. Automobile weight is 1560 kg with 440 liters trunk loading capacity. Subaru's Variable Torque Distribution all-wheel-drive system is standard across the line. Turbo models with an automatic transmission have a tweaked all-wheel-drive system for 2008, and they also gain an electronic stability system.
Turbo models with an automatic transmission have a tweaked all-wheel-drive system for 2008, and they also gain an electronic stability system. The standard engine on the 2008 Subaru Forester is a 173-horsepower, 2. Suggestions, tips and comments related to this web page are welcome. Prices much the same, drops on X Premium. This Forester is like a well-trained old hound-even-tempered, good company, but if it happens to spot a rabbit, it'll run it to ground in no time flat. This trim has 4 doors, seats 5, and holds up to 65 cubic feet of cargo.
Oil changes intervals: 3,750 miles with normal driving, 7,500 miles with light driving Tire rotations: every 6-10,00 miles. Standard features on the 2. Gearchanges can be made accurately and quickly, and the turbo engine goes from whisper to growl as the tach reaches for the red zone. What seems to account for the discrepancy is a subtle change to the driveline. My son received the car yesterday and is happy with every aspect of the experience.
Note the front grill, no fog lights shown with bumper moldings. I keep trying to roll the windows up because it sounds as though they're all cracked about a centimeter, but they're already rolled up. Exterior The Forester features flared front fenders and blister-type rear quarter panels. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. The automatic transmission is optional for other models. Front Passenger Airbag: Dual stage passenger airbag deploys according to occupant etc. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager.
Only minor changes for 2007. See full details below in the individual model area. Bean Edition, however, is only offered with the automatic. It's still plenty quick-legging it from 0 to 30 in 1. Some driveline noise occurs during acceleration. There aren't many on the Forester CarandDriver magazine, September 2005.
The waiter at the Star Caf, just north of L. Sports models add to that aluminum alloy pedal covers and anthracite black cloth upholstery, among other features. Changes for other models are largely cosmetic. The 2008 Subaru Forester has a firm but relatively smooth ride, and it handles much better than its tall body suggests, with direct, communicative steering and good stability around tight corners. Although the Forester is aging, it remains a comfortable little truck, not just to occupy but in all aspects of its personality. Even though its horsepower has increased to 230 from 210, its acceleration has fallen off slightly.
Includes Wear Item warranty covering premature wear: brakes, clutch linings, remote batteries, wiper blades etc. The 2008 Subaru Forester 2. Always inspect and test drive any car before buying. Both trims have 4 doors, seat 5, and sport a 2. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. This is the 'off ' button on the lower left dashboard.
Bean edition has embossed leather seats, a wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel with a matching shifter handle, and L. The Forester has done very well in Insurance Institute crash tests and various consumer magazine ratings, usually earning top spots and recommended ratings. This distinction was earned by virtue of the performance of its blown boxer motor, which elevates the Forester from being merely nice to being nice and quick. All Subaru Foresters come with all-wheel drive, a system that is especially deft with mud and manages just fine without a low range. For 2008, an audio system with seven upgraded speakers and a subwoofer is standard on Sports and L. The 2008 Subaru Forester has few additional changes; it carries over the styling that's rather rugged but plain and a boxy body that affords a lot of interior space. Once again, auto experts at TheCarConnection.