2008 Subaru Impreza User Reviews

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2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5iReview
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'08 Impreza 2.5i — LOVE how it drives, but have had some minor problems involving plastics used on the car (both interior and exterior). Red was not my first choice for color, but I haven't gotten pulled over for speeding in the almost 2 years I've owned it already! =)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I can beat most other stock (non-turbo) cars off the line at any red light =)

Cons: It doesn't have a turbo! ='(

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2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5iReview
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A+ Daily Driver, C- Race Car? — Performance: Acceleration - Slow due to WeightOfCar/SOHC/only170hp Braking - Decent for a stock car under 20k Handling - AWD BABY! AINT NOTHING BETTER! Build Quality: Everything seems to be in order except for maybe my e-brake light turns on. Appearance: Interior - As good as a modern day compact car can be. Plastic but what cars arent these days under 20k? well built and nothing is loose or hanging after 2 years. Exterior - It's either you love it or you hate it. and I LOOOOOOOOOVE IT! Cost of Ownership: Gas Mileage - not so great but thats expected of all AWD vehicles. Maintenance - Have not had to repair anything on this vehicle after two years. Fun Factor - The handling is a must to experience, if not this car then drive another subaru and experience why the Subaru name is known for their ability to handle on the road. AWD is standard in all Subaru vehicles!

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

Pros: AWD

Cons: Lack of Power

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2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5iReview
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If You Have Snow Where You Live, You Need This Car — This car is great for Utah. Awesome in the snow. I put some Handkook Icebears on it and it sticks to everything. I wish i went with the WRX because I miss my small turbo I had in my Passat. And gas mileage isn't the best.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Best all wheel drive car for snow

Cons: being midsize it could do better on gas

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2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5iReview
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Subaru Impreza 2.5i — THERE IS NOTHING TO HATE ABOUT THIS CAR!! its just fast enough, its fun to drive, is handles well, and its pretty comforatble i do wish there were more cup holders and somewhere to put my arm when driving but other than that i LOVE IT!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: EVERYTHING

Cons: NOTHING!

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2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5iReview
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Okay — Slow very slow. The steering is good very loose. But speed wise is not how I like it. If your going to get an Impreza I'd get an WRX or STi. But physically its appealing to the eye but I'd rather get the WRX.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good Looking

Cons: The acceleration sucks

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2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5iReview
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Pretty Sweet — Awesome surround sound, good transmission, but it looks like every other car out there. Subarus can get through just about anything - any weather, but this sedan is a little too low to the ground so raised stuff is a bit of a problem.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Subarus can power through just about anything

Cons: The outside because it looks like a normal car

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2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5iReview
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My08 Awesomeness — Unfortunaterly theres not nearly enough power in teh low end cos its a automatic. The Wrx is a step above but at the asking price its still in my humble opinion not worth it. this is also ben rebranded as is slightly feminine but i still pefer it over the civic or the focus

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: the revised front end

Cons: It doesnt drive hardenough

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2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5iReview
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My 08 2.5i — For being a flat 4 naturally aspirated, it makes decent power. Brakes are average. Handling is blegh cuz theres no rear sway bar and the springs are pretty mushy stock. No repairs, no sqeakes, sometimes the mirrior vibrates if the musics too loud and gets door rattles. Appearance, looked like a camry at first but from there grew on me. Interior is very straight-to-the-point. No unneccessary stuff. I like the full red gauge and radio/hvac theme with the lights and the sweep-gauge startup. Gas mileage is good, about 26 city in the summer so far.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good mpg, pretty fun to drive, comfortable seats, user-friendly interior

Cons: Less than spectacular handling, would have preferred more power, stock audio isnt as good as it should be

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2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5iReview
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Good Looking, I Constantly Get Looks On The Road. — I love the performance even though i wish I had the STi WRX version lol. But otherwise it looks great and I always get complements on it. The steering is not as responsive as the other car I have drove in the past. Power is good, has lots of power for a little car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Smooth Ride and Fun

Cons: Steering is not very good

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2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5iReview
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Peppy Transportation Which Is Reliable And Affordable — Good brakes, same 2.5 engine they have been using for years – decent gas millage – 28 on the highway 20 around town. The 2.5 has more power than cars for the same money (civic 130 hp, corolla, 130 hp, scion TC 160 HP) All wheel drive is nice – stock tires suck Since it is AWD the car does understeer when pushed

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Reliable, affordable, all wheel drive, 30 more HP then other cars for the same price

Cons: the grill is ugly

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Reviews From Other Years

2013 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Overall Very Positive But If Oil Consumption Probs Continue, I Will Sell It. By Ricardo2030

Number 1 rated compact car by Consumer Reports but the oil consumption issues were not revealed when purchased used from a dealer when the car was 6 months old. Very enjoyable car to drive with plent... Read More

Sexy Beast By Xaviernator1000

I love the handling couldn't ask for better great for those ralley roads and amazing in the snow can definitely have some fun in it. It has a very unique look to the car which I love. Great car overa... Read More

2012 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Fully Functional And Fun Car By Sean

I love being able to pack up the car and go camping. With the subaru I can fold all the seats down and i have ample room for what i bring. I have also fit six people in this car with a cooler. With th... Read More

I'm Really Surprised More People Don't Own These. By WizUnderWater

I HAD to buy a 4WD to get up our hill. Sadly had to get rid of my Mustang. Bought the Impreza because it wasn't as "boxy" as the other small SUVs. Since it was based on the car it was zippy, corne... Read More

2011 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Overall Good Reliable Car For 21k By pooderheads

Love the all wheel drive in winter, low maintenance, will last a long time like most subarus, parts are moderately priced, looks like WRX (hatch), great cargo space. Don't like the passenger front sea... Read More

I Bought This Car Used And It Was The Right Car At The Right Price And So Far Extremely Enjoyable. By Micah

Drove this car to Va. this past Tuesday,got 32mpg and I was rollin' most of the time on I95 I was doin' 80 and had to look around to make suer there were no troopers.Great ride smooth with plenty of p... Read More

2010 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Awesome By Craig

This care has never left me stranded! It is great in snow, ice, rain, or any other type of weather! The look is elegant and sophisticated. The interior has many options that make the car comfortable a... Read More

Great Little Car By jakereese

I just got this car a week ago so this will be a short review for now. First on the looks. I love the look of this car, I find myself checking it out often. Build quality: There are some noise whe... Read More

2009 Subaru Impreza Reviews

09 Impreza By shawje

I love this car but with a growing family the small storage becomes an issue. Might be good as a second car. The AWD will get the car nearly anywhere you want. Power is sluggish until high up in rp... Read More

I Drove This Car For About 20,000 Miles Mainly To Work. I Retired And Don't Need It Anymore. By 2009Subaru

The car handles very well , gets OK gas mail age and has a outstanding sound system. The car is well built with tight seams and low road noise. I had the car serviced at recommended service interval... Read More

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