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I bought this car five years ago with 60K mi. on it and with full maintenance records. I use it for everything from Home Depot loads to cross country trips. We have put over 82K additional miles on it in five years. We have maintained it meticulously and it is an inexpensive vehicle to maintain. The only weak spot on this CUV is its sunroof - and others will attest at any Subaru web site. Mine failed one month out of warranty. I did fix it using a Youtube video as a guide and after spending about $700 for parts. I get 21-22 MPG in town and 27-31 MPG on the road. Varies both due to speed and traffic, and rather noticeably to ethanol content.

Bought the Subaru as a winter beater. I use it as a Commuter vehicle in poor weather conditions. The all wheel drive is awesome and handles very well. These vehicles are very strong and have had good luck with is since my purchase. The only down fall i can currently see is, the amount of noise in the vehicle. Wind and road noise are an issue, but nothing from the body or drive line except the exhaust is a bit load as well. I bought a 2005 with 187,000 miles and now with near 200k, still running like a thief.

Pros: spacious, controls are easy, fairly smooth ride. Cons: O2 sensor and catalytic converter have lots of problems. P0420 issue is underestimated among people considering Subaru's, and probably keeps all the mechanics in business around the Northeast and any other area with plenty of snow and need for AWDs.

Used Subaru Forester Information

The Subaru Forester is the vehicle most-recognized by consumers as the "non-wagon" Subaru. A family-oriented crossover, the Forester has a more boxy shape than does its brethren in the Subaru lineup. Used Foresters have proved to be popular vehicles among used car buyers in the United States. The Forester has won several awards, most recently 2014 SUV of the Year from Motor Trend and Best Car to Buy 2014 from The Car Connection.

Introduced in 1997 as "Subaru tough, Car easy" at the Tokyo Motor Show, the Subaru Forester initially mixed the Impreza platform with the Outback's powertrain, which proved a good combination. By the time the second-generation Forester was introduced in 2003, it was clear that Subaru had a hit. As with all Subaru vehicles, the Forester sported a boxer-style opposed engine and the company's much-acclaimed all-wheel drive system. On the used market, this second-generation Forester is the most commonly seen and utilizes either a 2.5-liter four-cylinder or a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder.

In 2009, the third-generation was introduced, featuring more contemporary style with a less boxy look and a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission option. The Forester became larger and more dynamic in off-pavement driving. The same 2.5L engines were still on offer in the U.S.

Finally, for the 2014 model year, the fourth- and current-generation of the Subaru Forester was introduced. This generation offers a continuously variable transmission (CVT), high fuel economy for its class, and a revised, more dynamic suspension. The introduction of an all-new Forester prompted many owners to trade in their previous-generation model for the new one, which added several third-generation Foresters to dealer used car lots.

No matter the generation purchased, though, the Subaru Forester enjoys a solid reputation for its reliability, family-friendly ergonomics, and "get out there and do stuff" Subaru personality.

Browse 12,027 used Subaru Foresters in our Used Car Listings. With vehicles dating from various years, 54% have been previously owned once, while 87% have been reported to CARFAX as never having an accident.

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