STi Light: 2004 Subaru Forester XT

It’s dirty and it’s ugly, but it is ready for a rallycross event or a nasty SF Bay area commute.  The second generation Subaru Forester was released for the US market in 2004 with an available turbocharged model called the XT that produced 210 horsepower from a 2.5 liter flat-4 that was based on the STi powerplant.  This next example won’t win any concours events, but it’ll be perfect to taking the dogs to the park or kids to school AND hitting some dirt on the way home. Find this 2004 Subaru Forester XT offered for $6,500 in Milpitas, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

2004 Subaru Forester 

condition: good 

cylinders: 4 cylinders 

drive: 4wd 

fuel: gas 

odometer: 188000 

paint color: black 

title status: clean 

transmission: manual 

type: SUV 

Up for sale is a 2004 Subaru Forester XT manual

STI short block with nitride coated crank

6500 OBO

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