What used Subaru Forester 4x4 will I get for my budget?
Entry into Forestry starts at around £12,000, at the time of writing. This will buy you a good, clean 2013 example with an average mileage and a service history, either privately or, for a small premium, from a dealer. Up the dosh to between £13,000 and £15,000 and you should net a 2014 car with a full history and an average mileage, while £16,000 to £18,000 will buy you a 2015 or early 2016 car with the same criteria.
How much does it cost to run a Subaru Forester 4x4?
The 2.0-litre diesel is the most economical Forester, at a claimed average consumption of 49.6mpg, but it doesn’t beat the lower powered 2.0-litre petrol by much; in automatic Lineartronic mode, that model can achieve an average 43.5mpg. The higher-powered petrol engine helps the Forester to a claimed 33.2mpg.
Subaru dealers offer a number of options for used car servicing plans, which you can almost tailor to your needs. Plans are available that will cover cars up to 12 years old and with up to 120,000 miles on the clock, and regular payments to cover such can start from around £22 per month. From new, Foresters come with a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty.
Insurance groups range from a middling 23 to 34 in the higher-powered petrol variant.