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Old 09-03-2007, 05:57 PM   #1
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Default Praise and complaints for new Impreza

I just traded in my 2005 Legacy GT wagon for a 2008 Impreza w/ the Sport Package. I really like the looks of the new Impreza, particularly with the ground-effects and 12-spoke wheels. I am also impressed by the improvements that Subaru has made to the interior. I am currently waiting for them to get me my colour of choice - Rally Blue. During an extensive test-drive, I noticed two things for which I have concerns: the apparently premium stereo system sucks, and my wife's 2007 Mazda 3 Sport feels 'peppier' (for lack of a better word). I am, of course, used to the stereo in the Legacy, which was very good, but I am quite realistic about power (I don't expect the kind of brute force that I had). Maybe the addition of a subwoofer will help the stereo - the bass was particularly anaemic.

Any thoughts?
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Old 09-03-2007, 06:13 PM   #2
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bought the new wrx instead?
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Old 09-03-2007, 06:18 PM   #3
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holy giant downgrade, batman.
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Old 09-03-2007, 06:30 PM   #4
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Default No argument here...

Yes, I know that this is a significant downgrade - much less power, quality, refinement, etc., etc.

I needed to get something easier on gas and cheaper to buy, I am not a big fan of the Matrix, Mitsu is too shaky a company, VW is not reliable (personal experience), no Honda hatchback (Fit notwithstanding), and I liked the quality and reliability of the Legacy.
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Old 09-03-2007, 07:36 PM   #5
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Congrats dude.
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:17 PM   #6
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i dont care much for the new 08 wrx but to each its own
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Old 09-03-2007, 09:07 PM   #7
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05 Legacy GT, nice car, wish I had one. Good luck with your new one when you get it.

Subaru has never been known for great stereos.

You are better going aftermarket on a new HU and speakers if you can afford it.

If not everything, a new HU (head unit) will help out as after market amps in the stereos produce cleaner signals at higher volume ranges
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Old 09-03-2007, 10:34 PM   #8
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I test drove the new wrx and yeah the interior is great and it drives like a dream however I couldnt look at either the sedan or hatchback and say I loved the car. Performance is important when buying a car and yeah it feels like a subaru but to me looks are important to and it just didnt look like a subaru impreza that I have come to love.
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Old 09-05-2007, 05:08 PM   #9
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First mod I did. A quality head unit. Even on the stock speakers its a HUGE upgrade. Then upgrade the speakers, add a sub if you feel you need the bass...

Audio forum will be of more help to you. But I suggest searching before posting...
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:33 PM   #10
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Please tell me your LGT wagon wasn't one of the few with MT. If so, you're crazy to have traded it! If it had an AT...well, you're still crazy.
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