2008 Subaru Impreza User Reviews
WRX STI shown
- $9,640 - $21,680
- a lot of car for your money (AWD = nice!)
- weak transmissions, & doors/trunk feel cheap/light/flimsy
I cant agree more that the standard WRX transmsissions are junk if you ever plan to modify the car at all. just start with an STi even if you have to buy a used one. I just bought a used '04 STi and am amazed at how much more performance this offers compared to the WRX. On the STi everything is better (HIDs, steering, suspension, brakes, exhaust, motor, trans, etc) and its hard to believe they start out from the same chassis, just incredible, the STi is miles ahead of the WRX! Its sad to see the new WRX keeping in the tradition of weak transmissions... I hope they have used more STi parts on the new WRX, not sure whats brogut over besides the 2.5L motor, maybe the quick ratio stering rack? And I think the redesign of the Impreza is hideous, I'm sure it will grow on me over time but man it looks horrible, especially on skinny little econo-tires, yuck. Hope we get the new STi in the 5-door trim, that will sell like hotcakes here in the US....read morehide
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- good performance, very good acceleration, good brakes
- ride is too tough, its not very good looking
i love how it feel to ride this car, the ride is too tough, but it makes up for it with great acceleration and great engine noise, as well as 4 wheel drive, so it has great handling
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- AWD, Looks, Performance, traction control, saftey
- Interior scratches easy, none
The hatchback rules, it looks cool, and its versatile. VDC - traction control and hill assist on manual helps a lot. AWD, and performance, the 2.5 liter engine puts out enough power, although there's always the WRX if you need more. It took a while for the new design to grow on me but it looks very good, drives great....read morehide
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- ADW, turbo, good looking
- turbo lag, intial drag time, un enthusiatic interior
I am a great Subie fan ever since they won the FIA world rally championship. My previous car was the Mazdaspeed3 which is fast but I feel will not take this car at the turns. Somehow, the WRX is slower than the Speed3 from 0-60 but make a turn and wrx blows the mazda away.
I also feel the WRX is more comfortable but the interior is more ugly than the Mazdasp3.
Since I live in Canada, give us some snow, and miserable Canadian winter, and the WRX laughs all the way home.
Cost is high, a bit more than the Mazdasp3 but if you have a family and want some thrills on the weekend, this car meet the bill.
Leave the Speed 3 for the youngsters.
Crash test also puts confidence in this car....read morehide
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- Fast, good-looking, good fuel economy
- None so far
The 2008 WRX sedan is roomier than the 2007, but is just as quick and handles better. EPA gas mileage on the sticker looks worse than in 2007, yet this time it understates reality. I'm getting 24.5 mpg within the first 1,000 miles, without much freeway driving. It's hard to find a flaw so far. Great car, great value....read morehide
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