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2008 subaru impreza 1.5 R

Postby bushwakka » January 7th, 2008, 11:02 pm

so....i haven't seen any actual reviews on this vehicle....so just thought i would post up my 2 c and hear wat u'll have to say

test drove it this morning
Price : 176 k (Auto)
165 k (M/T)
The above comes with the black steel rims, 3 point security system, autoclimate A/C, MP3 deck with aux inputs, 12V aux power outlet etc etc
Thought it was quite pricey even for the manual model, but then i remembered that is AWD so i think the price is ok considering

I thought the auto transmission was a bit stupid really, felt a bit of a rubberband effect similar to CVT's but i wasn't bothered by this since i'm interested in M/T.......the acceleration was fair, nothing spectacular while at the same time it wasn't as lazy

The looks of the car, i found great!
Just a bit worried abt the engine perfoirmance of the car....anyone else test drive it? Is it better than the 2007 model in terms of acc? How does it compare to the other sedans (Corolla, Civic, Lancer) on the market?

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Postby air wick » January 8th, 2008, 7:38 am

The 2k8 1.5R is a good car, it has upgraded features (DOHC, rear disc brakes, lightened body) than the previous year models of the 1.6ts and the i think that the hp rating is a bit more... but personally i wouldn't pay 165K for a 1.5R, i know the car is new but if it were me i would have gone for a roro wrx.


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Postby tr1ad » January 8th, 2008, 10:43 am

not for that price

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Postby bushwakka » January 8th, 2008, 6:14 pm

^^^^ yea, i wouldn't mind buying the roro WRX but most likely that won't sit well with my parents and they won't give me the $ for it

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Postby air wick » January 8th, 2008, 7:16 pm

if your parents would spend the money on the 1.5R, convince them that the wrx is better

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Postby bushwakka » January 9th, 2008, 1:08 am

^^^1. they wouldn't buy a sports car for me
2. they doh believe in spending so much money on a RORO

if i buyin roro, the most i might buy is the legacy non-turbo....wha u tink? good buy? i tink i'll post a new topic on it :)

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Postby tr1ad » January 9th, 2008, 11:35 am

legacy= bess

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Postby bong » January 11th, 2008, 12:20 am

07 model doh hav none of dem accessories
or rear disc brakes
an is SOHC

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Postby bushwakka » January 11th, 2008, 10:16 am

^^yea, de salesman giv me de 2007 brochure as well, from de looks of it, i doh see why ppl wudda buy dat car

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Postby bong » January 19th, 2008, 3:11 am

ting is stock is what it is
but it hav plenty potential
after warranty out it is cheaper to get an engine an put it in
an upgrade brakes an suspension etc...
than buyin the wrx brand new
at least daz my plan rite now

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Postby bushwakka » January 19th, 2008, 4:18 pm

^^i'm sure a lot of ppl wud disagree with u there......brakes, suspension, AWD tranny, slip differentials is rell $.....an den, ur gearbox still wudnt be like the WRX either

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Postby bong » January 26th, 2008, 12:49 am

buddy a 2.0r brand new was 200k far less for a wrx
u go lookin in d bamboo or check ppl on dis site an u will get what u want without breakin urself in half
a ej20t w/tranny went for 10 or scoobytnt an d man sellin d front suspension an all kinda goodies at good prices
even still u doh believe go bamboo an check gobin an u go c what is cheaper
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Postby STi-N » January 26th, 2008, 12:04 pm

better u buy a roro wrx or sti

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Postby acesinghit » February 6th, 2008, 7:25 pm

looks tame compared to its model of yore and the new 1.5 DOHC engine is slightly more powerful than the 1.6 SOHC engine. Increased weight and slightly lazier tranny doesn't help acceleration which IMHO is poor. The new Yaris 1.3 feels much faster but heck its alot lighter but sh!t man, why must I spend so much money to be blown away by a Yaris? Those lil' suckers could handle too yuh know.

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Postby Civic 2nr » February 6th, 2008, 8:26 pm

bro buy ah turbo legacy.. its around 180 k and its ah luxury sports .. trust me dat car sweet and it answers when yuh ask!!!!!!!!

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Postby Go Fast » February 7th, 2008, 6:01 pm

well, if ur parents buying, go with the brand new car. they know how much trouble no warranty is, and all that stuff.

if was a personal choice of mine, i woulda go with a turbocharged car......but is this ride your first?

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Postby scooby » February 9th, 2008, 9:14 pm

went to test drive one but when the lady told me 1.5 i told her no thanks

have to test drive that legacy papi

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Postby bushwakka » February 12th, 2008, 9:58 am

who alyuh does go by to insure these turbo subies? ....i doubt my mumz an dadz will let me spend 180k on a RORO...dey go tell me settle mehself an buy ah b15 :(

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