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Old 09-11-2007, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default Anyone else notice the '08 Impreza dash is angled away from the driver?

Coming from a Legacy, where the center dash is angled towards the driver, I was surprised to see that the dash in the new Impreza is angled towards the passenger. Can't really notice it in pics, but you do notice it when sitting in it.
Anyone else notice this?

Can't really see it in the pic, but the center dash is angled away from the driver:



Legacy dash in comparison:
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:18 PM   #2
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It's not angled towards the passenger, it's straight ahead. Like all other Imprezas.

We had a '08 Outback last week as a rental--loved the dash and interior, BTW. I like the angle, and the general design. V nice.
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:25 PM   #3
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I'm not complaining so much, just thought it was odd coming from the Legacy.

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Old 09-11-2007, 10:32 PM   #4
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It looks passenger-biased compared to the Legacy, but it's just straight out. I drove an '08 WRX last weekend and the interior was nicer than previous models... the only part I didn't care for were the door cards.
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:36 PM   #5
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man! that '08 interior is ugly
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:37 PM   #6
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man! that '08 interior is ugly
looks better in charcoal and it is very comfortable

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Old 09-11-2007, 10:39 PM   #7
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looks better in charcoal and it is very comfortable

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charcoal... i could deal with.
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Old 09-12-2007, 01:43 AM   #8
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i didnt notice it when i was in the car.
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Old 09-12-2007, 02:54 AM   #9
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so the passengers can watch the dvd movies too?
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Old 09-12-2007, 06:39 AM   #10
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so the passengers can watch the dvd movies too?
Good ol' Subaru, redefining the term "performance car" yet again.

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Old 09-12-2007, 10:30 AM   #11
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Good ol' Subaru, redefining the term "performance car" yet again.

It performs just fine. Nobody said it was a roadster or a go-kart. It can have amenities. Nav and stuff is optional anyways, if you don't want it, don't get it.
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:32 AM   #12
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I love the 08's... Cant wait to see the WRX in person.. they only have 2.5i here in Montana. I like the new interior in the 08s but i do think its strieght ahead like lOplOp said..
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Old 09-12-2007, 12:47 PM   #13
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just got out of mine. . . . .straight on!
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Old 09-12-2007, 01:00 PM   #14
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If it was angled towards the passenger, maybe they might have carried over the dash from the japanese model. It's probably angled towards the driver in the Japanese model.
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Old 09-12-2007, 03:29 PM   #15
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I think I see how he though it's angled towards the Passenger.
If you look at the cubby on the top, it gives the illusion that the dash
is angled that way.
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Old 09-12-2007, 04:02 PM   #16
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The pic does look misleading, but it isn't angled away from the driver. It would have been cool if they did angle it slightly towards the driver like the Leg, to give the car more of a cockpit feel.
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Old 09-12-2007, 06:00 PM   #17
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Mine is angled straight back, not in either direction really.
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Old 09-12-2007, 06:05 PM   #18
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man! that '08 interior is ugly
IMO, tan cloth interior often looks cheap. Darker cloth usually looks much nicer. Tan leather on the other hand can look really nice.
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Old 09-12-2007, 08:03 PM   #19
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That steering wheel will be nice and filthy after a few drives. I don't understand the motives behind light colored interiors.
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Old 09-12-2007, 08:29 PM   #20
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My car has black interior, and I honestly can't think of anything I would change about it.
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Old 09-12-2007, 08:55 PM   #21
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IMO, tan cloth interior often looks cheap. Darker cloth usually looks much nicer. Tan leather on the other hand can look really nice.
One thing I do not like about most tan interior cars is that they are really, partially tan interiors with some pieces still in grey/charcoal/black. This one is a good example. The top of the dash is still the dark charcoal color, while much of the rest is tan. Then, with such a light tan color, it gives a big contrast which isn't necessarily pleasant. If it was all tans, with maybe some darker browns to keep some contrast, it would look better. At least IMO.
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Old 09-13-2007, 01:29 AM   #22
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man! that '08 interior is ugly
Don't care for those colors but it's a nice interior.
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Old 09-13-2007, 01:41 AM   #23
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The leggy interior looks sportier than the WRX interior, heh go figure
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:08 AM   #24
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The leggy interior looks sportier than the WRX interior, heh go figure
Are you kidding me? It has wood trim & leather seats. It's probably just the color - the beige makes people think luxury I guess.
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:16 AM   #25
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Are you kidding me? It has wood trim & leather seats. It's probably just the color - the beige makes people think luxury I guess.
I agree, so I replaced the beige pic with the charcoal interior pic in the original post.



I sat in a 2008 WRX yesterday. I like the interior, especially in video/audio-in inputs inside the center console.

I have yet to test drive either one. I need to find a dealership where I could test drive the 2008 4EAT WRX and the 5EAT LGT back-to-back.

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