2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi User Reviews

2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 42 reviews

  • Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"power" 21 reviews
"ride" 15 reviews
"handling" 15 reviews
"brakes" 7 reviews
"speed" 7 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"paint job" 2 reviews

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Fun and entertaining to drive.

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Fuel economy could be better.

gratefullife
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About — Love the car, it is exciting to drive and rarely gets boring. It is an absolute blast to drive in the snow. And even in 6th gear, there is still enough to get out of it's own way and switch lanes.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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awesome family car very reliable and fun to drive.

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none so far

ErikaAlcantar
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Awesome And Fun Family Car To Drive — I love the look of this car and am impressed by the features like homelink and ipod connection but best of all the sound. It has an awesome amount of space for the kids, the dogs and cargo. I am in love with the handling of this car and the look of it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Massive power
Sharp handling
Room for four or five
Excellent cargo space

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Fuel economy
Custom exhaust is loud (if you think that is a bad thing...)

Spazika
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An All-in-one Track Monster And Daily Driver — The insane amount of power is my favorite thing about this car. That, couple with all wheel drive and sharp handling, makes this car one of a kind. Of course, this car is a head turner, so expect to get looks and kudos from friends and complete strangers. Any car enthusiast out will respect the driver of this car. The sheer performance of this vehicle is enough for any enthusiast to drool over, but what is really impressive is how it manages to blend all this raw power with daily drivability and practically in an effortless fashion. Room for five and their cargo, this car also has an optional Intelligent Mode that offers 30 mpg. It really is the best of both worlds. Just be prepared for the insurance company and your friends to think likewise. Which means it will take a little more coin than usual to insure and everyone and their brother will want to drive it. Trust me, I know.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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It's Great!!!

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Nothing!!!

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My Love — I Love everything in this car! It is a great ride. It's performance is really good. It's appearance is just too good!!!!The Subaru WRX STI is simply the best according to me!!I love to rive my car!!It is really a beast on the road!!It is really one of the best cars that someone would want to have in its garage!!! <3

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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fast for its cost, awd, easy and cheap to mod

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its ugly as hell

25

A June-bug With A Turbo Charger:) — easily 27 mpg when driven gently, and pretty quick. the red dash board is cool as hell at night and there's nothing quite like the sound of a boxer. fun to drive, and still practical since its a five seater hatchy.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Power Power Power!, Awd, interior space, faster than most cars for the price,

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Questionable engine reliability, speaker system, paint is easily scratched.

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Bad Asti! — Man what can i say about this car! Its a fun speedy monster! With plenty of trunk space! The people who are in the market for this car usually choose this or an evo. I have nothing against the Evo, its a fun car. It is more of a track car than a daily driver. Anyone that has more use on a real road than a track consider this one. See it in person as most pictures cant grasp the beauty of this car. The transmission is bulletproof, the car is comfortable, and most importantly it is quick! Its overlooked by many because its a hatch, until you accelerate! Gas mileage is about 17 city, 25 highway. What do you expect from a car with 305 crank horse power! Lets just say where ever your going your getting there quick! My only gripe is that sound system! Paying this much for the car and this 10 speaker system sounds like its 2 speakers. Not to worry though, the boxer rumble from the engine makes all the difference!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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fast and fun

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paint is not good

35

Great Car — Very fast and fun car to drive. Had some problems with the paint, chip very easily. Comes from the factory with summer tires, not good for snowy areas. Gas milage is pretty good for a sports car 22mpg average People think it is a mazda.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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great turbo response with very little lag and turbo drop of at high rpm's resulting in 250whp and 273lb/ft of torque

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front and rear sway bars are not that big so it has a lil more body roll in turns

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2008 Wrx — i love my wrx its jus the sway bars are a little small and it has a little bit of body roll in turning but its a nice solid car. its an amazing, fun car to drive its awsome cant beat that boxter 2.5L engine!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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For a fun time/awd

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Great Car On And Offroad — love everything about the car. not as sporty looking as it used to be, but still packs that punch. subaru also offers miliaty dealer invoice pricing which isnt that bad at all. knocked off 9k for me so i cant complain.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Acceleration, handling, and functionality with the hatchback

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I didn't get to pick the options.

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Awesome — I love this car. I wish I had been the one to pick the options. Otherwise it's great. It handles great. It accelerates better than cars costing tens of thousands more. And it handles like it's on rails. The build quality is typical Japanese. That us top notch.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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