2008 Subaru Impreza
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Fun and reliable

by on July 30, 2017

This is the perfect car for the northeast. Fun to drive and great in all types of weather. Would absolutely recommend this car to anyone that asks!
This is the perfect car for the northeast. Fun to drive and great in all types of weather. Would absolutely recommend this car to anyone that asks!
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Does recommend this car!!

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Reliable, warning lights on panel are very helpful

by from Cincinnati on July 19, 2017

The biggest problem or issue I have, the CD player stopped working, froze up, CAN NOT GET OUR CD's out!! we tried everything the manual said, nothing!!! When I inquired about it at the shop, Subaru ...
The biggest problem or issue I have, the CD player stopped working, froze up, CAN NOT GET OUR CD's out!! we tried everything the manual said, nothing!!! When I inquired about it at the shop, Subaru said it would cost $1500.00 plus, to fix it! REALLY!!!??? TO GET MY cd'S OUT?? If I new how to replace a stereo, I could get one for low cost and replace, I want it to work, but just to get our CD's out would be Awesome!!
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Best car I ever owned.

by from Allentown, Pa on July 9, 2017

I've owned this car for about 4 years. It's a 2008 STi Hatchback. In the northeast, it gets me from A to B with all season tires in the winter. Never had any problems with it. Great reliable car as lo...
I've owned this car for about 4 years. It's a 2008 STi Hatchback. In the northeast, it gets me from A to B with all season tires in the winter. Never had any problems with it. Great reliable car as long as you maintain the fluids.
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Most reliable car

by from Salt Lake City on June 21, 2017

I love my Subaru! It has taken me over 200,000 miles and hasn't needed any major repairs (besides the typical timing belt and head gasket replacement) I would recommend this car to anyone. I even atta...
I love my Subaru! It has taken me over 200,000 miles and hasn't needed any major repairs (besides the typical timing belt and head gasket replacement) I would recommend this car to anyone. I even attached a tow hitch and have moved from Pennsylvania to Utah three times, with a 6x9 ft Uhaul trailer.. my little Subaru was a champ through each 1200+ miles trip. I love it!
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My 2008 Impreza

by from Buffalo, NY on April 21, 2017

I purchased my 2008 Subaru Impreza in September of 2012 with 7,700 miles on it. It was my very first car and I enjoyed it right away. As a sports official I do tons of driving with it and hasn't faile...
I purchased my 2008 Subaru Impreza in September of 2012 with 7,700 miles on it. It was my very first car and I enjoyed it right away. As a sports official I do tons of driving with it and hasn't failed on me once. The AWD comes in handy for those rough Buffalo winters and it is generally reliable. It has gone through some major repairs and has gone through some recalls, but for the most part is a good, safe car for a beginning/first time driver. The car looks great. The base model is pretty sluggish and not incredibly comfortable, so I would recommend a trim above if you're looking for more power and comfort. For the amount I paid for it, I felt it was a good investment.
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Best Car I've Owned

by from Chicago, IL on August 24, 2013

I bought my 2008 Subaru Impreza STI used with 36k miles. I have it for 2 months now, and it is the best car I have owned. It has enough cargo space, seats are comfortable, and the perfomance is just o...
I bought my 2008 Subaru Impreza STI used with 36k miles. I have it for 2 months now, and it is the best car I have owned. It has enough cargo space, seats are comfortable, and the perfomance is just outstanding. The older STI's had harder suspensions, but in 2008s they improved. It is really comfortable. Everything is great, but the gas milage could be just a little bit better. Sometimes I even get 17mgp on a highway when pushing the car. But it is my fault. GREAT CAR
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A brilliant purchase

by from Sacramento, CA on April 27, 2013

I dont understand why more people don't buy Subaru cars. Their technology is genius. You will never find a more efficient AWD car for the money. The term 'symmetrical' explains it all. Well balanced i...
I dont understand why more people don't buy Subaru cars. Their technology is genius. You will never find a more efficient AWD car for the money. The term 'symmetrical' explains it all. Well balanced in every way.
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Does recommend this car!!

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the car my son liked(he's 17)

by from on April 13, 2013

this is the first subaru/impreza I have purchased and purchased used. These cars(subarus) really hold their value and I can see why. They are very dependable. efficient and roomy,for a small car.My so...
this is the first subaru/impreza I have purchased and purchased used. These cars(subarus) really hold their value and I can see why. They are very dependable. efficient and roomy,for a small car.My son wanted the impreza hatchback model,he liked the styling andafter driving it the way it felt on the road. Owning 3 subaru forresters before buying this car for him,this is smaller,subarus entry level vehicle but comes with alot of extras. I believe this will be a good first car for my son, going on past experience with the subarus our entire family has.
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Great car

by from Tacoma, WA on January 25, 2013

Best bang for your buck. Runs great, sounds great, looks great. Much better performance than any other car out there for that price!
Best bang for your buck. Runs great, sounds great, looks great. Much better performance than any other car out there for that price!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Not what I expected

by from Boston, MA on October 13, 2012

I bought this car new. I had few issues with it over the last four years and the overall quality is underwhelming. The major problem was the blown head gasket - seems to be a design problem that has n...
I bought this car new. I had few issues with it over the last four years and the overall quality is underwhelming. The major problem was the blown head gasket - seems to be a design problem that has not been addressed since 2.5i engine has been introduced. Very expensive repair since it is very labor intensive, and it should not happen on 4 year old vehicle. Few other issues - brakes are sub-par , had to change front rotors at 34k, rear brakes are drum (c'mon it is 2008 not 1978...). The car had a recall - for the computer re-flashing that was supposed to make it better, but actually made the vehicle a lot more sluggish, and the fuel economy dropped by 3-5 mpg - unacceptable, the technician did not even asked whether I want this re-flash or not. Overall car has a lot of body roll (Subaru saved on anti roll bar in their base model) and the suspension is softer than I would have liked. Car stereo is a joke. Not a bad vehicle, but not much fun either. On a positive note service has been good (except the recall issue).
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