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It's Ready to Go! - Like: High clearance, good gas mileage, reputation of the company. (Add these to the positives above.) Dislike: See Cons above....

5.0
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Very well built and reliable - In today's world where its all about fuel economy this car falls short by barely getting above 25 mpg...

4.0
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Excellent - It has full-time AWD; excellent gas mileage, especially for being an SUV with AWD; lots of passenger room (especially leg room); great storage options...

5.0
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Great car for New England weather - I like how it drove overall and especially in winter but once in a while I would like to have a little more pick up....

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Safety Ratings
2014 Subaru Forester
Overall 5.0000
Overall Front Crash 4.0000
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Overall Side Crash 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Side Pole Crash 5
Number of Recalls1
Number of Complaints2
Number of Investigations0
2013 Subaru Forester
Overall 4.0000
Overall Front Crash 4.0000
Front Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Overall Side Crash 4.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Side Pole Crash 2
Number of Recalls0
Number of Complaints5
Number of Investigations0
2012 Subaru Forester
Overall 4.0000
Overall Front Crash 4.0000
Front Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Overall Side Crash 4.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Side Pole Crash 2
Number of Recalls2
Number of Complaints17
Number of Investigations0
2011 Subaru Forester
Overall 4.0000
Overall Front Crash 4.0000
Front Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Overall Side Crash 3.5000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 3.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Side Pole Crash 2
Number of Recalls2
Number of Complaints19
Number of Investigations0
2010 Subaru Forester
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Number of Recalls2
Number of Complaints58
Number of Investigations0
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding Subaru Forester vehicles

2014 Subaru Forester (4/24/2013)  

Campaign Number: 13V159000

Component Name: EQUIPMENT

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: Subaru is recalling certain model year 2014 Forester vehicles manufactured from January 2013 through March 2013. The backing for the carpeted floor mats was not manufactured to specification. As a result, the floor mats may curl when exposed to heat.

Defect: Curling of the driver side floor mat could distract the driver and/or interfere with proper operation of one or a combination of, the vehicle's clutch, brake, and accelerator pedals. Brake or accelerator pedal interference may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop the vehicle, which could cause a crash.

Corrective Action: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace each of the vehicle's four (4) carpeted floor mats with new ones. These services will be performed free of charge. Subaru issued an interim notification during April 2013. Notification that the remedy is now available was mailed to owners on June 5, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's recall campaign number is WQH-44.

2011 Subaru Forester (12/26/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12V602000

Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010 and 2011 Legacy and Outback vehicles, certain model year 2006 through 2012 Tribeca vehicles sold before January 2012, and certain model year 2009 through 2012 Forester vehicles sold before January 2012. Up to 78,650 of these vehicles may have been equipped with accessory puddle lights that, when illuminated, brighten the area under the doors of the vehicle. A short circuit can develop when either the puddle light or connector are exposed to an electrolytic moisture source (such as road spray that has road salt in it) and it penetrates the circuit board of the puddle light or the pins of the puddle light connector(s).

Defect: Over time, migration of the moisture into the circuit board and/or into the connector cavity, may result in a short circuit of the puddle light system. This may generate heat which may melt the plastic resulting in smoke or fire.

Corrective Action: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional fused-harness, free of charge. The recall began February 19, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.

2012 Subaru Forester (12/26/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12V602000

Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010 and 2011 Legacy and Outback vehicles, certain model year 2006 through 2012 Tribeca vehicles sold before January 2012, and certain model year 2009 through 2012 Forester vehicles sold before January 2012. Up to 78,650 of these vehicles may have been equipped with accessory puddle lights that, when illuminated, brighten the area under the doors of the vehicle. A short circuit can develop when either the puddle light or connector are exposed to an electrolytic moisture source (such as road spray that has road salt in it) and it penetrates the circuit board of the puddle light or the pins of the puddle light connector(s).

Defect: Over time, migration of the moisture into the circuit board and/or into the connector cavity, may result in a short circuit of the puddle light system. This may generate heat which may melt the plastic resulting in smoke or fire.

Corrective Action: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional fused-harness, free of charge. The recall began February 19, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.

2010 Subaru Forester (12/26/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12V602000

Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010 and 2011 Legacy and Outback vehicles, certain model year 2006 through 2012 Tribeca vehicles sold before January 2012, and certain model year 2009 through 2012 Forester vehicles sold before January 2012. Up to 78,650 of these vehicles may have been equipped with accessory puddle lights that, when illuminated, brighten the area under the doors of the vehicle. A short circuit can develop when either the puddle light or connector are exposed to an electrolytic moisture source (such as road spray that has road salt in it) and it penetrates the circuit board of the puddle light or the pins of the puddle light connector(s).

Defect: Over time, migration of the moisture into the circuit board and/or into the connector cavity, may result in a short circuit of the puddle light system. This may generate heat which may melt the plastic resulting in smoke or fire.

Corrective Action: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional fused-harness, free of charge. The recall began February 19, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.

2009 Subaru Forester (12/26/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12V602000

Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010 and 2011 Legacy and Outback vehicles, certain model year 2006 through 2012 Tribeca vehicles sold before January 2012, and certain model year 2009 through 2012 Forester vehicles sold before January 2012. Up to 78,650 of these vehicles may have been equipped with accessory puddle lights that, when illuminated, brighten the area under the doors of the vehicle. A short circuit can develop when either the puddle light or connector are exposed to an electrolytic moisture source (such as road spray that has road salt in it) and it penetrates the circuit board of the puddle light or the pins of the puddle light connector(s).

Defect: Over time, migration of the moisture into the circuit board and/or into the connector cavity, may result in a short circuit of the puddle light system. This may generate heat which may melt the plastic resulting in smoke or fire.

Corrective Action: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional fused-harness, free of charge. The recall began February 19, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.

Used SUBARU FORESTER for sale under $5,000

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2003 Subaru Forester 2.5XS

$4,995

2003 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5XS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 212809 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Springfield, OR
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

2001 Subaru Forester L

$2,983

2001 SUBARU FORESTER L

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 225785 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Sioux Falls, SD
  • MPG: 19 City / 25 Hwy

2001 Subaru Forester S

$4,700

2001 SUBARU FORESTER S

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 158746 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Framingham, MA
  • MPG: 19 City / 25 Hwy

2000 Subaru Forester L

$4,995

2000 SUBARU FORESTER L

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Altoona, PA
  • MPG: 19 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Subaru Forester 2.5XS

$4,998

2003 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5XS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 196997 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Watertown, CT
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

1999 Subaru Forester L

$2,999
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1999 SUBARU FORESTER L

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 191201 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: West Harrison, IN
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Subaru Forester 2.5XS

$3,000

2003 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5XS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 178565 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Laconia, NH
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

2004 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$5,000

2004 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 142974 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: New Castle, DE
  • MPG: 17 City / 21 Hwy

2003 Subaru Forester 2.5X

New Listing
$4,995

2003 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 127263 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Chantilly, VA
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Subaru Forester 2.5XS

$4,995

2003 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5XS PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 165862 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Derry, NH
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

2007 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$5,000

2007 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 175937 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Laconia, NH
  • MPG: 20 City / 25 Hwy

2002 Subaru Forester S

$4,500

2002 SUBARU FORESTER S

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 161707 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • MPG: 19 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$4,995

2003 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 137216 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Fairfax, VA
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

1999 Subaru Forester S

$3,944

1999 SUBARU FORESTER S

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 198100 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Monticello, MN
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy

2002 Subaru Forester S

New Listing
$4,952

2002 SUBARU FORESTER S

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 144273 Miles
  • Ext Color: Beige
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Trenton, ME
  • MPG: 19 City / 25 Hwy
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