No structural damage, despite the monster that hit us. The Forester ranks in the top half of its class for delivering excellent acceleration and a surprisingly fun driving experience, along with proven safety and reliability. For 2008, all Sports models get a new front bumper, black-painted headlight and taillight surrounds and silver-painted roof rails. Car dealer, Baker Chrysler Jeep, were extremely nice and helpful. I usually get 30mpg hwy, but I don't really drive city. Diagnosis was a valve job was needed ended up replacing valves Timing belt also replaced, scheduled replacement in a few miles.
The Premium then adds bigger side mirrors with turn-signal repeaters, rear disc brakes, a limited-slip rear differential, a moonroof, a power driver seat and heated front seats and mirrors. It is very noisy on the highway, not like the other last one. Turbo models have surprisingly rapid acceleration; they can get to 60 mph in less than six seconds. I've driven her over boulders I didn't even know it was possible and through streams, and across washboard deserts. Safety Antilock brakes are standard on all 2008 Subaru Foresters; traction and stability control come exclusively on turbo models with the automatic transmission. Bean model no longer comes with self-leveling rear suspension.
Yet the Forester has the ground clearance and toughness for modest off-roading, and the all-wheel-drive system is especially deft with mud; it manages just fine without a low range. Once again, auto experts at TheCarConnection. The auto body shop found a replacement used door for her and also replaced the bumper. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. I also replaced the water pump at the same time as a preventive measure as recommended due to similar labor to replace it later. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. She has never left me stranded somewhere or left me helpless.
Acceleration is especially snappy with the manual gearbox, which gives a more enthusiastic nature to the driving experience. Gauges and controls are ordinary but sensibly arranged for ease of viewing and operation. Then, we glided to a stop on the left shoulder, as if we had just performed ballet. Turbo models with an automatic transmission have a tweaked all-wheel-drive system for 2008, and they also gain an electronic stability system. Antoine, Ed Loh, Scott Mortara, Julia LaPalme, and I are going to need some seriously distillated java-juice to shake off our lunch-induced stupors and formulate some conclusions about these cars. However, it's bested by the and , which offer smoother ride quality and edgier, more modern styling. .
Subaru Service acknowledged know turbo problems and head gaskets all Subaru. If the plastics look a bit utilitarian, the leather seats have an upscale look, and the front seats are comfortable and supportive. They will send it in to be fixed. The seats are not good for long trips. Smooth side cladding and curvaceous rear glass produce a clean look, while eight inches of ground clearance provides ample ability for plowing through deep snow. Has to be bought from Subaru.
The steering is a bit light, but the 2008 Subaru Forester should be nimble enough to suit most drivers. Standard features on the 2. The waiter at the Star Caf, just north of L. All fixed up and ready to serve. All-wheel drive is standard, and trim levels include the base 2.
Its smaller dimensions, lighter weight and responsive handling give it a tossable feel. If there is an issue, I fix it. The Premium then adds bigger side mirrors with turn-signal repeaters, rear disc brakes, a limited-slip rear differential, a moonroof, a power driver seat and heated front seats and mirrors. For 2008, an audio system with seven upgraded speakers and a subwoofer is standard on Sports and L. Turbo models also get an electronic stability system. Turbocharged models with the automatic transmission get a tweaked all-wheel-drive system and now come standard with electronic stability control.
All I suffered was a slight bruise to my left elbow. Dash warning light came on permanently. Bean models also get a standard auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear cargo area carpeting and a standard cargo accessory. All Subaru Foresters come with all-wheel drive, a system that is especially deft with mud and manages just fine without a low range. Our main complaints concern the Forester's excessive road and wind noise.
I was sent across the two left lanes. Definitely will buy another one in the future. The Variable Torque Distribution system utilizes an electronically-controlled hydraulic transfer clutch to control the distribution of torque between front and rear axles. The interior feels very spacious, thanks to the boxy body style and upright design. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. Sports models add to that aluminum alloy pedal covers and anthracite black cloth upholstery, among other features. Valve cover gasket leaks common problem on these cars but I haven't had to replace them yet.