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Old 12-18-2007, 04:02 AM   #51
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Oh yeah, that too...the rear seats seem roomier than the 2007.
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:29 PM   #52
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just purchased an 08 2.5i sport (canadian) 5 door 5 speed in world rally blue, taking delivery on monday (xmas eve). Starting my list of mods already, getting the sport grille and a set of hid's in the next couple of weeks, any word on aftermarket suspension support yet? a nice thick set of swaybars would be nice before the autox season starts up
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:52 AM   #53
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just picked up my 08 2.5i sport on sat love it so far for a first subie. just curious if any other 08 owners MT notice the idle bouncin from fluxin from 1k-2k when in gear with the clutch in? tried searchin but didn't find the answer i was lookin for.
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Old 12-19-2007, 11:42 AM   #54
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Rallitek has some front and rear sway bars already.

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Old 12-19-2007, 12:12 PM   #55
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I need some new door speakers, the 4 speaker system sucks. I dont know if its the head unit or crap speakers
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:16 PM   #56
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:07 PM   #57
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got a quick pic tonight, delivery now on sunday, woot

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Old 12-20-2007, 10:49 PM   #58
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bahh
poor picture quality
blame cellphones
dont mind how unorganized the garage may be

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Old 12-20-2007, 11:01 PM   #59
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since everbody else is whoring




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Old 12-20-2007, 11:48 PM   #60
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HUUUUUGE pictures
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:37 AM   #61
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Whore pictures... OK.

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Old 12-21-2007, 12:58 PM   #62
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whoosh- You want to sell those rims???
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Old 12-21-2007, 06:31 PM   #63
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whoosh- You want to sell those rims???
no!, thats one of the reasons why i picked out the obs; along with having rear disk brakes.

i'm not dealing with switching rims anymore.
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Old 12-22-2007, 01:32 PM   #64
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just mounted the 05 wrx rims

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Old 12-22-2007, 07:05 PM   #65
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I've had 12 cars in my life so far. most hang around on average ..3 years (except 3)

i test drove a civic, lancer, prius hybrid, camry hybrid, corolla, 2.5 legacy, and a 3.0r.
unfortunately i should have tried a mazda 3 but other considerations like free loaner cars and a dealership that "helps me out" along with it being close to home; are thrown into the mix.
i also took the 08 outback sport out twice.
this one seemed to the best of the one in it's class but, not by much.
this one is on a 2 year lease so i'm "stuck" with it.

and don't presume you have a more open mind than anybody else when you don't know the full situation
also re-read what i posted. i have the good, the bad, the ugly, and the reality

Dang whoosh. Sorry to hear about your awful ownership experience. Hopefully, it grows on you a bit more. I've been wanting to test drive the '08 (auto) WRX, but there is no place within 30 minutes of me that has one in stock. Everyone seems to be carrying only the 5MT model.
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Old 12-22-2007, 07:18 PM   #66
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I just picked up my 08 2.5i 5-door Dark Gray Metallic Premium Package three days ago (coming from a 08 Lancer GTS) and in New England, there is nothing like AWD. I have not had a chance to play in the snow with it yet (still only has 400 miles on it) but I will soon. The lancer was by far, the worst vehicle in the snow. Long story short, overall I am very impressed with the new Imp and it's an excellent deal for 20k. Much more value than the Lancer.
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Old 12-22-2007, 07:39 PM   #67
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Dang whoosh. Sorry to hear about your awful ownership experience. Hopefully, it grows on you a bit more. I've been wanting to test drive the '08 (auto) WRX, but there is no place within 30 minutes of me that has one in stock. Everyone seems to be carrying only the 5MT model.
no car is perfect and i made a poor choice for myself.

it's not that it's "awful". it is slightly better than the cars i tested but, coming from a 3.0r it's a down-grade in certain respects.


i had to make a choice with the 3.0r, it was at the end of it's lease. last winter it was showing signs of piston slap and i'm not keeping a car with "potential" problems.

on the bright side the impreza does corner real well even with 3 in the car and stock tires on.


should've gotten a wrx or a lgt for the power.


oh well........should've, would've, could've............too bad
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Old 12-22-2007, 07:42 PM   #68
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I just picked up my 08 2.5i 5-door Dark Gray Metallic Premium Package three days ago (coming from a 08 Lancer GTS) and in New England, there is nothing like AWD. I have not had a chance to play in the snow with it yet (still only has 400 miles on it) but I will soon. The lancer was by far, the worst vehicle in the snow. Long story short, overall I am very impressed with the new Imp and it's an excellent deal for 20k. Much more value than the Lancer.
i test drove the lancer.


how did you like the cvt?


did it kinda feel like it wouldn't "be there" in emergency maneuvers?
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Old 12-22-2007, 08:09 PM   #69
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no car is perfect and i made a poor choice for myself.

it's not that it's "awful". it is slightly better than the cars i tested but, coming from a 3.0r it's a down-grade in certain respects.


i had to make a choice with the 3.0r, it was at the end of it's lease. last winter it was showing signs of piston slap and i'm not keeping a car with "potential" problems.

on the bright side the impreza does corner real well even with 3 in the car and stock tires on.

should've gotten a wrx or a lgt for the power.

oh well........should've, would've, could've............too bad
If I recall correctly, you were shoppping for something with decent fuel economy. If the WRX is anything like my LGT, I can't do better than 17 mpg city. Most of the time, I average 13-15 mpg when I am only doing only city driving.
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Old 12-22-2007, 08:14 PM   #70
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If I recall correctly, you were shoppping for something with decent fuel economy. If the WRX is anything like my LGT, I can't do better than 17 mpg city. Most of the time, I average 13-15 mpg when I am only doing only city driving.
But, for me, I don't care for fuel economy because I only drive on the weekends. I've only put about 2000 miles on it since April (although, it was in the shop for most of May - July and I was sick from late August to early December).
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Old 12-22-2007, 08:20 PM   #71
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i was getting 15-16mpg with the 3.0r city


the impreza is doing 19-20 mpg


the only "real money" savings is the price of the car and using regular gas, which isn't too much on a lease.
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Old 12-22-2007, 08:22 PM   #72
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93 octane and 13 mpg FTW

How does the OBS do on the highway - I generally average 22 mpg on the highway.
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Old 12-22-2007, 08:31 PM   #73
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best on the highway 65mph on cruise control



30-31 mpg best


i don't do much highway
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:01 PM   #74
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Sorry it's not working out for you, whoosh!
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:29 PM   #75
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Sorry it's not working out for you, whoosh!
no need, it was my choice.

my sister just "moved down" to a 07 matrix from a honda odyssey. she said she felt the same for a while. maybe i need more time with it and some good windy roads.

the only aspects i really don't like are the hard plastics inside and the lack of "thrust". as i said before it is a very good car for a young first time subaru owner. it has some very good under-pinnings and very good highway ride with more comfy seats than the 04 wrx i had. i also don't like the "traction control" ass flying around (on the snow pack only)

i'm not an audiophile but i think the stereo w/10 speakers and sub-woofer are kick-ass for oem.

i also like the looks of the car especially when next to other cars in the parking lot. steering wheel feels real good but, the buttons could be a little bigger.

i did test drive the 08 wrx auto and loved it's smooth pickup but, in the end i decided to save money and get the obs.


btw - i went to my dealer and asked how much it would cost to get out of this lease and get into another with the 3.0r. it was roughly $5,000. the new imprezas have the best depreciation numbers when "plugged in" to the formula.



and NO! there are no plans for jdm rims or any others for this car. i'm done with that fiasco.

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