2008 Subaru Impreza WRX Top Comparisons

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2008 Subaru Impreza WRX PremiumReview
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Wonderful — liked the gas mileage, sounds great with an exhaust, looks amazing, very reliable never had to take to a shop for maintenance once. great price for the car. heated seats were great in the winter. car handles and rides like a dream.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great gas mileage, perfect handling, looks nice, comfortable seats with alot of room, fun to drive, reliable.

Cons: lack of power

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2008 Subaru Impreza WRX Premium HatchbackReview
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Great Sports Car For The Price. — The torque and handling of this car is quite good. The AWD is excellent for improved handling in the warm months and is amazing in the winter. It should be noted that this car doesn't handle as well as the non-turbo subarus in the winter due to it's increased torque. All around great car would recommend, especially for areas that receive snow.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great driving position, great handling, good power, great in the snow, torque to weight ratio tops all cars in it's price range, tons of cargo space with seats down.

Cons: Smaller turbo than the 09, insurance cost,

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2008 Subaru Impreza WRX PremiumReview
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Perfect Daily Driver For People Who Like Fast Cars — Great all around car. Also very upgradeable for those who love performance. Stock out of the box it is fast enough to get you in trouble, yet civilized enough to drive daily and not be targeted by the cops. Highly recommended for those who need a performance oriented daily driver. Plus, the AWD is GREAT and the boxer style 4 sounds awesome.

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

Pros: Power, handling, brakes, aftermarket

Cons: Gets only O.K mileage for a 4 cylinder

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2008 Subaru Impreza WRX BaseReview
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My Subaru Wrx 5 Door 2008 — Performance: Awesome acceleration with the turbo, the handling is precise and the AWD makes it perfect for any conditions Build Quality: That's the main drawback about this car. There are a lot of squeaks and the quality material is very cheap (if you compare to a VW golf 2011 for example...). The clutch pedal squeaks. I even had to repair a button, that disappeared in the dashboard when i pushed it... But everything is reliable, no bad words there. Appearance: Everyone likes it. Especially in red (very rare). I like the look of the hatchback, without the look of a Yaris. I have to say the gas mileage is not very great. That's because of the turbo and the AWD system... there's a price for having fun! I like this car a lot, for it's acceleration, it's AWD system and great sound!

Pros: Turbo, AWD, good looking, reliable, sound.

Cons: Interior quality, passenger seat is very low

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Why Wouldn't You Want One? — fun and sporty, but good for normal daily driving, and cruising with friends. great handling, and very quick. good on gas mileage, even when not granny shifting all the time. great styling. nice interior. great options available. overall an awesome machine!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: quick with great handling

Cons: a little on the heavy side, too much body roll

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2008 Subaru Impreza WRX BaseReview
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I Enjoy My Car — good over all performance a few rattles in the winter time but nice on the inside it looks a little bland but good for cops ont noticing gets roughly 25mpgs not too bad I love driving the car every day.

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

Pros: fun car to drive easy to mod

Cons: 09+ got a performance boost

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2008 Subaru Impreza WRX BaseReview
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Up To Personally Preference Whether You Want To Get A Wrx Or Sti. Do Your Research. — The WRX and STi are very tunable cars. It is very easy to install standard bolt ons. They produce a lot of power for such a small displacement motor. I've owned mine brand new since march of '08. Got the basic bolt ons producing about 300 whp. The acceleration is great, very quick, especially when the turbo kicks in at 3400 rpm and hold boost til red line at 7k. Prolly need to upgrade the brake pads to some Hawks since i've done a little bit of auto-x and drag for time. The handling is superb. I've upgraded the suspension, its lowered and i've stiffened up the sways. Its always a blast to drive it! rain or shine. snow. night or day. bring me whatever elements and i'll drive thru it. give me some corners to carve!

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

Pros: fast, fun, absolute blast to drive on curvy roads

Cons: the only disappointment i have is that it doesnt snow enough and not enough curvy, fun roads.

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2008 Subaru Impreza WRX BaseReview
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Great Little Wagon — I have a 2008 Outback Sport, not a WRX. The car is good for going around town and dirt roads. Definitely not a race car or anything like an STi. Could use a 5 speed automatic, the 4 speed isn't fun and it revs way past redline. Lots of road noise on the highway but you get used to it. The suspension is great and I like how it is higher than a normal Impreza. Overall great car for an outdoors person like myself. Soon i plan on buying an 05 STi so it will be great. Subaru for life.

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

Pros: The awd is awesome!

Cons: The road noise and transmission.

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2008 Subaru Impreza WRX BaseReview
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A+ — 1. Performance - acceleration is plenty fast, braking could be a bit better, some body roll around sharp corners. 2. Build Quality - Few Squeaks/Rattles 3. Appearance - Both interior and exterior styling great 4. Cost of Ownership - Reliable, Premium Gas required 5. Fun Factor - Yes, Spirited and responsive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Acceleration

Cons: None

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2008 Subaru Impreza WRX BaseReview
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Wrx — Great mix of a little comfort, more than enough room, and pretty quick / great handling. Really fun to drive - enough power to get in trouble, but not that much really - I floor it several times each drive, without getting in too muchtrouble. LOVES the curves. Styling is enough for me, not the best looking car but I really don't care. Mileage is good enough, about 19-20 driven aggressively like usual, 24 if i want to get mileage, and 28-30 on the highway (abot 70 the mileage drops a lot). AWD's nice - dont have to buy rear tires often! The '08s have the softest suspension of all WRXs, so I'm replacing the bushings... will do sway bars alsso before too long. OEM Brake pads insufficient for aggressive driving. Overall, great.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Boatloads of torque, at lower rpm than previous WRXs

Cons: Gas mileage is a lil' low for daily commute...

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2014 Subaru Impreza WRX Reviews

Review By alan

Its a nice looking vehicle, and is manual transmission, hatchback. Read More

Review By Taitum

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2013 Subaru Impreza WRX Reviews

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Wrx Hatchback Is Practical & Fun To Drive By Jesse

I have really enjoyed my WRX Premium Hatchback over the past two years. It has great power, looks stunning and is great in winter weather with snow tires. The summer tires from the factory provide go... Read More

2012 Subaru Impreza WRX Reviews

My 2012 Wrx Hatchback By Ben

This car is amazing, the acceleration is amazing, the braking is amazing, the handling is very precise. The build quality is pretty good, I had a minor transmission issue, but they fixed it under w... Read More

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Reviews

Review By Justin

Perfect no other words needed to describe the Subaru Wrx Read More

Review By Steven

Car was res good wish I could buy it Read More

2010 Subaru Impreza WRX Reviews

Impressive By scottyp19

great car, even for a family. regardless the mpg. great performance & power. leather interior with heated seats, power windows & locks. power seats would be nice, but not needed. handles great around ... Read More

My Scooby By Dallas

Performance is great. Build quality is pretty good, some rattles and signal is kinda funk. The exterior is great, sporty but not too attention grabbing. Interior is very clean and classy, but the so... Read More

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