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Quick Take
The design of the 2008 Subaru Forester is far from fresh, but it’s one of few vehicles that’s both a practical, peppy city vehicle and rugged enough for mild off-roading. Read more »
7.2 out of 10
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STYLING | 6 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

it looks more like a tall wagon than a traditional SUV

more unified, sophisticated, and more modern form
Kelley Blue Book

reminds me of our old Turbo Hoover vac
Mother Proof

Auto experts at note some mixed reactions to the appearance of the 2008 Subaru Forester, with its rugged but plain styling and a boxy body that affords a lot of interior space.

Observing that "it looks more like a tall wagon than a traditional SUV," reports that the 2008 Subaru Forester "features flared front fenders and blister-type rear quarter panels" and "get[s] a new front bumper, black-painted headlight and taillight surrounds and silver-painted roof rails." In the opinion of Kelley Blue Book, "fresh front-end styling gives the 2008 Subaru Forester a bit more pizzazz," creating a "more unified, sophisticated, and more modern form." The reviewer at Mother Proof, however is more critical, stating this 2008 Subaru "powerfully reminds me of our old Turbo Hoover vac...the first tip off was the scoop on the Forester's...dippy exterior."

When it comes to this Subaru 2008 interior, Subaru subscribes to Henry Ford's philosophy: "any color you want as long as it's black," according to The Auto Channel. On the positive side, Kelley Blue Book adds these Subaru 2008 "gauges and controls are ordinary but sensibly arranged for ease of viewing and operation." Edmunds notes that while the Subaru 2008 "plastics look a bit utilitarian, the leather seats have an upscale look." This is especially true for those who upgrade to the 2008 Subaru L.L. Bean Edition, which includes "embossed leather seats, a wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel with a matching shifter handle, and L.L. Bean-embroidered floor mats," reports


The 2008 Subaru Forester is mostly utilitarian; buy it for that reason, not because of its slightly-better-than ordinary looks.

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