2008 Subaru Impreza 1.5


Reliable family car


Wheel started shaking when braking at more than 130 km/h. Dealer said the brake pads need replacing.

Headlight bulbs went around 55000 km.

Started to rust at the rear badge.

My wife continuously scratches bumpers.

General Comments:

Very sluggish, Subaru should have never made the 1.5 engine. In my country, the difference up to 2.0 was around 30% at the time. Consumes 11 l/100 km city/highway, although in the brochure it was stated that it consumes 8.2 l in the city. The only time I get this consumption is when riding at around 90 km/h.

Small boot.

Very spacious and comfortable passenger area (although it doesn't appear that way). Also the interior design is very elegant, but modern.

Very reliable if fitted with original parts. Both headlight bulbs went around 55000 km, and the dealer fitted me with some no name bulbs, which I had to replace every 5000 km. The last time I bought some Osram bulbs; so far haven't done 3000 km with them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th May, 2011