2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5i standard subaru boxter from North America
An affordable car with great pep and safety features not found in its class
As of right now there are a couple of minor issues with the car. The first is not the car's fault, rather just an accessory. The trunk privacy guard (because it's a hatch) makes a horrible rattling sound when driving on the highway or going over bumps. I spoke to my dealer and they said they'll take a look at it when I take my car in for the 3000 mile check up.
The next issue is that the center console feels a little cheap. It wobbles when you push on it, but otherwise is OK.
Besides that (with the whopping 1200 miles I put on) everything is great!
The redesign of the Impreza line for 2008 has people going one of two ways. Either they hate it, scream about the "lack of aggressiveness" and "Hyundai looks" or think it's pretty spiffy. I fall into the second category.
While I don't have a WRX or STI model, my 2.5i has plenty of power to do what I need to do. You can really feel the difference of AWD, a feature not found on other cars in this price range that I test drove.
The interior is quite nice looking, and is set up in a very user friendly way. Subaru doesn't include an AUX jack for your mp3 player standard (which is shocking this day in age) so make sure to get this if you don't opt for the premium package.
Overall I'm very pleased with the handling, looks, power, interior, and will most certainly put Subaru as a first choice for any future cars I buy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th July, 2008