2008 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: Too many RATTLES

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Too many RATTLES
By Subie on


2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4dr Hatchback AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


New 2008 STi is unquestionably a blast to drive, and I actually prefer the new, toned-down body style. That said, I'm finding it a difficult daily driver. Not because of the transmission (clunky) or the gas mileage (mediocre), but because the car rattles so, so, so much. I've only owned it for a few months, and it is barely out of its break-in period. But it seems like every time I get in the car, it has developed a new interior rattle. No use turning to dealerships for help, in my experience, as they either fail to fix the problem, or claim to be unable to replicate it. Just how high do you have to turn the stereo and a/c to drown out all those rattles, boys?

Best Features

Sweet new looks, hatchback utility, great seats.

Worst Features

Interior build quality is a step back from previous Subarus. Car rattles incessantly. Sad to say this may be my last STi.
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