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Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 1998
Engine size 1995
Fuel type Hybrid
Fuel type Diesel
Engine size 2000
Wouldn't it be nice to find a properly capable compact SUV? A car that could walk the walk as well as talking the talk? A car like this one, Subaru's fourth generation 'SJ'-series Forester. It was launched in 2013, then updated in 2015 but the version we're looking at here as a potential used car buy is the last version of this design, which sold between 2017 and 2019 and offered buyers the option of Lineartronic auto transmission with the diesel engine that most of them wanted. Everything about this design seems to be nicely balanced, from the shape and positioning of its unique 'Boxer' engines to the shape and positioning of its intended clientele. People who want something fashionable, but don't need to make a fashion statement. People who want something tough and rugged, but don't need to tackle the Rubicon Trail. So the smarter styling inside and out will go down as well as the Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system and the X-Mode off road technology. It's all been very carefully thought out.
This post-2016-era 'SJ'-series MK4 Subaru Forester represents a lot for the money. It's a car that can cut it off road and one which still delivers a reasonable performance on-tarmac if you choose the rugged diesel engine. We're less enthusiastic about the unremarkable normally-aspirated 2.0-litre petrol unit though.
Overall, the good thing about this MK4 model Forester is that it isn't trying to be a BMW X3 or an Audi Q5. It plays an entirely different game and in that, it's a class act. Look for a lightly-used example that's been serviced on the button and you really can't go far wrong.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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