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This exact thing just happened to me. What did you end up doing? I've only had the car for less than 8 months... not a happy camper. It sounds like a new engine is the only way to deal with this. After this is makes me wonder if the car is worth holding onto. Thanks for your advice to help ease any issues I could be facing in the future.
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The warranty for drivetrain components, including the engine, is 5 years or 60,000 miles. That likely factored heavily into the decision they made.
@zwzachary87 That is exactly what happened to my 2010 impreza 2.5i at 36,700 miles I had changed the oil every 3k per dealership and on the last one I went 7k because I was going to change the oil myself after the warantee was up... The day I was going to change it myself it spun a bearing exactly as you described it, with the traction control light and no oil ... Read More
I have a 2009 Subaru Impreza sedan and it just did the same thing at 34k miles, I was getting on to the highway and my check engine light came on then traction control light and started knocking pulled over checked oil it was bone dry 3 QUARTS LOW, rod in motor started knocking car spun a ring. Subaru is warranting the motor which is a good thing but i am ... Read More
Our son's 2009 Impreza started using a lot of oil. About a quart every 500 miles. Subaru was having him bring it in for an "oil consumption test" when the engine blew at 30,000. And you're telling me I have nothing to worry about with my '09 Impreza??!! ;-)
I'm not going to keep arguing but it's impossible for a car to not use a bit of oil. Unburned gas will help keep the level up on your dipstick. Our son's 2009 Impreza started using a lot of oil. About a quart every 500 miles. Subaru was having him bring it in for an "oil consumption test" when the engine blew at 30,000. "I just don't need the hassle" OK, ... Read More
hi car man any insight on the january deals? I am coming off a 2009 subaru forester limited 3yr/36k lease so i know if i go into another lease, I will not have to pay disposition and i'll get 1st month free. On a related note, it looks like the trade in value of my car is greater than the buyout price (by maybe $3k) so it would seem like I ... Read More
Hi, Nothing you can do about the lack of power. Good news, I found where the Rattling is coming from. (Sins car was new it was bugging me) Very easy fix, but took a lot of time to isolate it. The air filter box has an attachment underneath of it. Looks like a 1 gallon milk container, made of white plastic. It’s hiding between the fender and body frame. Hard to ... Read More
@xwesx Firstly, thank you for your input. As my experience with Subaru is limited (two) I find it odd that my 2009 Forester allows me to utilize defrost with the vents closed but not on the 2011 impreza? As for when the defroster is needed, turn on the AC, this will clear the fog. Seems Subaru thought of this with the 2008 forester... note from a friend: So I checked mine ... Read More
i am looking for an impreza outback sport 2010 or 2009 where did you get that price i live in nothern cali. thanks for sharing :)
Our 2010 Impreza is doing the same exact thing. Made a recording of it for our records. Dealer verified noise on one service call, but now they say they can't replicate it (what a surprise). Subaru won't do anything about it and told us they have never heard of this problem before. A cursory search of the internet proved that statement wrong. Did you ever get your problem resolved? If so ... Read More
My 5 speed Impreza has had a pinging problem since new. Grade of gas used has made no difference. It is worse in hot temperatures and occures under light throttle conditions. Been back to the dealer 3 times. Knock sensor was tested and found to be working. Drove a new Impreza under same conditions and no pinging was noticed. Has anyone had this same problem and how was it fixed?
That'll engage Sport mode, which should help. You can also tap to choose when you want the shifts.
Move the shift lever one notch to the left in the drive position for higher shift points....and poorer fuel economy.
Hi everyone. I have a 2009 Impreza, 5-door, 4 speed automatic. Ever since I got the car last summer, I've had a problem with the engine rattling while accelerating, especially uphill. If I am getting onto the freeway, for example, the car will shift into 3rd and rattle for a bit, then shift into 4th (too soon in my opinion) with a lot of rattle and no power. The rattle is ... Read More
Use fitzmall.com as a price reference, if you're in the MidAtlantic region. I think Van Bortel is another no-haggle dealer, they're in the NY area.
A dealer has a 2009 Impreza GT that I am interested in with an MSRP of 28.2K. Does anybody have any idea of what to pay for this car, or if there are any rebates available? I couldn't find any incentives for the 2009's, if they even exist now. Thanks in advance for any help.
There are crash test ratings available for 2009 and 2010 Elantra Touring on nhtsa.gov.
VW has more reliability issues than Subaru does. Work with the dealer, they've helped Forester owners with similar complaints.
Ugh, yea my dealer was no help either. They took it around for a drive, but of course they couldn't replicate the problem so they did nothing. Also I posted earlier that the front left pillar was rattling when I go over bumps..well now the whole dashboard rattles..middle and right side too. Perhaps I was expecting too much from this car. I realize it's an entry-level car and not a BMW. ... Read More
Hi Merogul, I can understand your disappointment. Basically put the key in as you were starting the car, the car does not start, pull the key out of the ignition stay in the drivers seat and lock the car, then unlock the car and try and start it again. Apparently it resets the problem and should work after that. They also told me to continuously crank the engine so that it ... Read More
Subaru sells an STi short-shift kit that will tighten up your shifter... My base Impreza came with it (port-installed).. It's one of the best features of my car.. :)
The fail code that the Tech entered was EYA85 and a note that the exhaust heat sheilds were readjusted. It was considerably quieter this morning on the way to work. It still has a bit of a low vibration/growl if I coast into a low grade and put a load on the engine. So the shifting is not what I would want...it should downshift sooner...but the vibration is much lower. I ... Read More
Yes, I took it to the dealer this morning. I had recorded the sound on a hand recorder, which we listened to before the drive. I took the tech for a drive and reproduced the sound at about 1500 rpm and around 40 mph. He did something to a heat shield, which he said was touching an exhaust pipe where it shouldn’t. He also said there was something in the Subaru ... Read More
Hi John. Here's the information that you're looking for. Subaru's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2010 WRX STi with 15,000 miles per year are .00190 and 55%, respectively. The numbers for an otherwise identical 39 month lease are .00190 and 53%. This car's residual values would be 1% higher if you were to lease with only 12,000 miles per year. ... Read More
Hey Marti875, Yes! I am leasing a 5-door Impreza that I got only 3 months ago and it also rattles going into 3rd gear. Most of the time this happens while going up hill or accelerating on an on-ramp. It's as if the car shifts too soon into 3rd and the car makes a low rattle and there is no power. If I give it more gas it'll downshift and be ... Read More
I am a first time Subaru owner and really like the car so far….can’t wait to see how it does this winter. I have a regular Impreza..not WRX or GT model. It has about 6,500 Miles on it. I am having some concerns over a vibration that is coming, I think, from the engine. At happens between 1500 and 2000 RPM. It mostly happens after I try to accelerate after driving ... Read More
NADA says the invoice on a base STI is just over 33k. So yeah, no way would I pay more than that. Not in this market. Any dealer that has the misfortune of having to sell an STI should be happy to get invoice. I'd offer 10 percent under invoice just to see what they say. http://www.nadaguides.com/subaru/impreza-wagon-wrx/2009/05308204.html
I'd like to see a ball-bearing turbo for the 2.5l boxer. A full second off the lap time means that suspension really works, though.
We got a 2009 Impreza 2.5 Premium yesturday (8/29) from Subaru Santa Monica. 19629 plus fee and tax, 48 months 0% apr. You might get it cheaper if you ask around, but we were tired. I like the guy Billy Lourie who sold us the car. He was candid and upfront to us (didn't mention any of the usual dealer crap like 0% is free money, so we want to sell ... Read More
Agree. Unfortunately, like with all such things, even if the rest of the world gets it, this will never see the light of day in the USDM region. It took Subaru a lot of persuasion to even consider bringing the original 2002 WRX but when they finally did bring it, it sold like hotcakes. They expected 10% of the 2002 Impreza sales to be via the WRX but their projections got ... Read More
Mechanically, this is what ALL STIs should be like. Bob
For all intents and purposes, the 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Spec C should not exist. The fact that we are even writing about the Spec C — a limited-edition, significantly tweaked evolution of the Impreza WRX STI — is a miracle. 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Spec C First Drive
No, it will work okay with the stock tires. But, if you want phenomenal performance, put winter tires (Nokians, Blizzaks... good studless winter tires) on it. If you live in an area with a lot of ice (like mine, where we drive on ice for six months), winter tires make a huge difference. There are places the car will not like (or simply will not) to go with the stock tires, ... Read More
Nope! As a Minnesotan who has has 2 Jeep Wranglers, 1 jeep Grand Cherokee, 1 Pathfinder... the Impreza is the best in the snow of any vehicle I have owned! Even WITH the stock Potenzas. If you don't need to go off road, the Subaru is the best thing out there in the snow.
The tires that came with the car are all season tires. They were rotated every second oil change by my Subaru dealer. No need to add snows or chains unless you live in severe winter weather area. I live in CT.
Rattles on the interior of a new Subaru is pretty typical, but by 4500 miles they probably will not get much, if any, worse. If you can isolate the origin of the rattle, I might be able to give you more feedback as to what is causing it. The car still has quite a bit of factory warranty left on it (3 year / 36,000 miles), so you can likely get ... Read More
Thanks for the reply. The price on a new 2009 Impreza is about $4000 more than the list price on the used one, even though they are both listed 2009. If the paint on Subarus is of an inferior quality, perhaps I should go with the used if the new one would chip anyway. DO you notice any rattling on the inside or loud engine noise?
I'm looking at a lightly used 2009 impreza 2.5i w/ premium package. I currently own a 99 accord and LOVE it, but live in a snowy area and want AWD for winter months. Husband has Suzuki SX4 hatchback and loves the AWD. There isn't enough trunk space for me, so looking at sedans. Subaru seems to have a good reputation for AWD. Can anyone affirm that their Impreza is good and ... Read More
Hi everyone, I just picked up a new Base Impreza 2.5 last night for my son. It's my first experience with Subaru. I thought it was a great deal. Base 2.5, only option addded was automatic trans. Sticker: 19,1xx Rebate: 1,500 Discount: 2,100 Total before ttl: 15,540 Plus I got the 0% financing for 48 months. My original plan was to buy him a 3 year old 4WD little SUV (RAV4, ... Read More
Hello, I'm considering purchasing a 2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i base model sedan with the 4 speed auto transmission. I have some general questions: 1. In general, how is the four speed Subaru auto transmission? 2. Since this is only a four speed auto, as opposed to VWs five speed sportronic, what are the engine RPMs for the Subaru at highway speeds of 65 to 80 MPH. Does the engine seem to ... Read More
Here's the information that you're looking for, rws0131. Subaru's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2009 Impreza WRX Premium 4-door with 15,000 miles per year are still the same in July, .00245 and 52%. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
Hi ausdtech. Here's the information that you're looking for. Subaru's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2009 Impreza 2.5i Wagon with a manual transmission and 12,000 miles per year are .00120 and 51%, respectively. The numbers for a lease of an '09 Impreza Wagon Premium with a manual transmission are exactly the same. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences ... Read More
Here you go, RWS. Subaru's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2009 WRX Premium 4-door without navigation with 15,000 miles per year are .00245 and 52%, respectively. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
Hi nightcrawler29. Here's the information that you're looking for. Subaru's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2009 Impreza Outback Sport with 12,000 miles per year are .00200 and 57%, respectively. This lease program isn't bad. I personally like leasing, so I probably would go that route rather than financing it at 2.9% for 6 years at this point, but you rreally ... Read More
Hello everyone, I am from Texas, and would like to find out what is the money factor and residual % for a 2009 subaru impreza outback sport (9LK) for this month. That would be a 36 mth lease with 12k miles/yr limit. Do you think leasing is a better deal than buying at this time, or what's the scoop? Thanks!
Looking to buy a 2009 Impreza Outback Sport in Chicagoland. So far the best price I've got - $19,423 was from Evanston Subaru. It looks like it is possible to find it even cheaper, but what about the dealership experience? Is there anyone here from Chicago, who has dealt with Evanston Subaru? How are they?
Hi skaswing17. Here's the information that you're looking for. Subaru's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2009 Impreza 5-Door Premium with manual transmission and 12,000 miles per year are .00120 and 53%, respectively. The numbers for an otherwise identical lease of an '09 WRX Wagon base are .00270 and 53%. The numbers for an otherwise identical lease of an '09 WRX ... Read More
I just got the same deal in the Northeast. 19.1k for a 2009 impreza sport with arm rest and ipod connector. 2.9% for 36 months. Picking it up today. Don't worry they are still making money off you. They get paid $84 or something from Subaru for selling the car, $400 if you finance, Whatever the volume bonus for the month is, a $500 rebate, and whatever markup they can squeeze ... Read More
Just picked up a 2009 Impreza Outback Sport automatic w/iPod connector for $19.1k before TTL. 0% financing for 60 months. In the Northwest. Other local dealer was having a "sale" on exact same model for $19.7k. Invoice looks to be about 19.9k, and there's a $500 rebate from Subaru... no clue how they're getting the price below that - either hidden trunk money, or just taking a loss to move metal. ... Read More
That's a reasonable price, but you could probably do better. I'll summarize earlier posts regarding a good strategy for Subaru shopping: Go to www.fitzmall.com and find out what price they have on your car. These prices are very competitive, and give you a good target. If you are talking about a 2009 2.5i impreza sedan, the fitzmall price right now is $16650-16970 + tax/ttl. Also check out cars101.com and look at ... Read More
They had for a year, put over 20K on it; and, for the most part, HATED it. http://blogs.edmunds.com/roadtests/2009/05/2008-subaru-impreza-wrx-sti-parting-s- hots.html#more?mktcat=enabler&AID=10364102&PID=3202266&kw=N&synpartner=edmunds&m- ktid=cj260233 Bob
are hard on ALL the cars they test, but they are particularly hard on the Matrix AWD, in this comparison between it and the Impreza 2.5i: http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009-toyota-matrix-s-awd-vs-2008-subaru-impreza- -25i-5-door/ Some especially juicy quotes for those that like to laugh: The Matrix's clean, unpretentious interior styling emphasizes function. A pervasive sense of cheapness and fragility prevents its cabin from achieving rugged or utilitarian props. The Toyota's black cockpit is brightened only by acres ... Read More
Congratulations on getting your new Impreza, wonwayout. Thanks for taking the time to share the details of your lease with everyone. Real world examples of payments are always extremely helpful for community members who are in the market for similar vehicles. If you have the time, make sure to hop on over to the Dealer Ratings & Reviews section of Edmunds.com to share your thoughts on your recent dealer experience as ... Read More
I just leased a 2009 Impreza, automatic transmission with Premium Pkg plus a remote auto start and iPod adapter. 36 month lease, 10k miles per year. $950 down, $275/month. Buyout is $12,300. Seemed like a good eal. enjoying the vehicle so far. FYI, this was from a northern NJ Subaru dealership, leased through their arrangement with Chase.
2009 Impreza Sedan Premium (9JC) manual has a residual of 60% and a money factor of .00190. The lowest MSRP I've seen is $20,810. Sale price of $19,700. Not much of a discount but there are no customer rebates. Payment works out to $359. You may be able to get a better sale price. Subaru is giving the dealer $1,000 incentive for every lease of this model.
I see on the Subaru site that they are offering a 349/mo on Impreza WRX: Now through March 31, 2009 - $349 per month for 36 months with $1,599 due at lease signing. $0 security deposit. Tax, title and registration fees extra. Other leases available on other models. Cannot be combined with any other incentives. Two questions... Good deal? Will I actually be able to find this deal? Thank you!
$14,900 before tax and title! There are a few 08 Subaru models left out there. I searched extensively for an Impreza after realizing I would be paying close to the same amount for a Honda Fit Sport MT or a Corolla S, and be getting half the car. After utilizing Subaru's dealer search and the inventory on each site I realized that purchasing an 08' model would get me the lowest ... Read More
I certainly can blueguydotcom. Subaru's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a base 2009 Impreza Sedan with 12,000 miles per year are .00280 and 58%, respectively. The residual value for an otherwise identical lease with only 10,000 miles per year is 1% higher. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
I got my desired car for what I think is a great price. I was looking at the Honda Fit (base model) and it was less than $1K off of this price and the Sport model was higher, both in MT, so this feels just like a fantastic deal for a much better, bigger, safer, versatile and nicer car, comparatively. 2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 5-Door Hatchback 9LA MSRP $18,690 Invoice $17,893 ... Read More
"Subaru's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2009 Impreza 2.5i 4-Door base with 15,000 miles per year are .00160 and 61%, respectively. The numbers for an otherwise identical lease of a 5-Door base model are .00160 and 56%. The 12,000 mile lease would add 1% to the residual." This is from Car_Man's post Feb. 12th. Right above your question. Pretty sure ... Read More
Here's the information that you're looking for, everlasting. Subaru's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2009 Impreza 2.5i Premium 4-Door with 15,000 miles per year are .00220 and 61%, respectively. The numbers for an otherwise identical lease of a 5-Door model are .00220 and 56% (wow the resid. for the wagon is a lot lower). The .00160 money factor is only ... Read More
Hey all... had the same experience here, also. Impreza 2.5i premium sedan/auto, took delivery on Jan 30th, 8 days later the car wouldn't let me shift it out of Park and the ADC/VDC warning lights came on. Luckily I had read the manual and knew how to use a screwdriver to get past the shift lock feature so I could drive the car until I could get it looked at. Dealer ... Read More
I think I have the same problem... I own a Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2009 When I'm driving sometimes the ABS, VDC, and Hill Start Assist Light comes on and everything is disabled... The car have only 1week !!! :( What is best to say to my dealer ??? I'm not sure what to do really and I don't like this problem at all :P
Hi kspr. Subaru doesn't seem to be providing lease support on 24 month leases of the 2009 Impreza right now. Its 24 month buy rate for this car is an unattractive .00305. You will be much better off going with a 36 month lease and the .00160 money factor that is available for that term. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
Thanks.... I was a bit surprised as to how less expensive the Impreza was to lease, compared to rivals like Mazda 3.... The guy told me Subarus keep their residual value better than other cars, these days... I was also surprised to get this one particular dealer's prices, significantly lower than 2 other Subaru dealers in my area... He was also extremely professional and responsive to my emails, straight forward and ... Read More
Doesn't sound that great. I read an article about Subaru saying that they are the sole car manufacturer not to post a loss for 08', this was bad news for me as I thought like every other car company they might start offering discounts. Sounds like they are not budging with the 09 Premiuim 2.5i 5 dr but I have seen a significanct number of 08 Imprezas in dealer inventory. Anyone ... Read More
I have been going back and forth with several dealers and this seems to be the best deal so far. This is for a 2009 Impreza 2.5i auto. Sale Price $17,395 Total out of pocket: $1203 which includes DMV fees, bank fees, lease acquisition fees, 1st month payment. My calculated monthly payment with tax 202.79 per month Dealers calculated price 208 per month, not sure why there is an extra 5 ... Read More
Welcome back Fitz. Here's the info that you're looking for. Subaru's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a base 2009 Impreza 2.5i Wagon with 15,000 miles per year are .00160 and 57%, respectively. The numbers for an otherwise identical lease of an '09 Impreza 2.5i Premium Wagon are .00220 and 57%. The numbers for the 2.5 GT Wagon are the least attractive ... Read More
I see that Subaru offers an STI spring upgrade dealer installed on the 2009 Impreza. Anyone have experience with these springs? I could drive an STI but there are too many other suspension changes on that car to make a direct comparison concerning ride quality. My goal is to create an Impreza that handles like an STI (or at least close) but with the better fuel economy.
Car man I am at it again! My 06 7 Pass Tribeca Limited with Nav lease is ending (2 months left) and Subaru is sending me my lease loyalty letters. According to the letter from Subaru Motors Finance, if I lease another Subaru, they will waive the first payment, waive the security deposit, and waive the disposition fee as part of lease loyalty. I figured since I only have two payments ... Read More
I;m glad that you found my previous post useful, Naren. Unfortunately, Subaru is not currently providing support on 24 month leases. As a result, you would be much better off going with the special lease money factors that it is providing on 36 month leases. Subaru's 10,000 mile per year residual values are 1% higher than its 12,000 mile per year residuals. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum ... Read More
Stuff the 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX into a corner, and you know it deserves a rematch with the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart. 2009 Subaru WRX vs. 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Raillart
Hi You might want to post in this thread: Subaru Impreza & Impreza WRX STI: Prices Paid & Buying Experience This thread is STi specific whereas the above thread is for all imprezas. Good luck- they're wonderful cars! I can't imagine what they'll be like in 2099! ;) tom
Anyone have news as to when the 2009 Impreza Sport is going to be released?? Thanks
Hi All, I live in the Sacramento area, and the AutoWest Subaru dealer has a special this weekend, a sign and drive lease for the 2009 2.5i at $159/mo + tax, 0 down, 36 mo, 10K per year. This was the best deal I have seen yet. The money factor was .0016, the residual was 11,400. Bumping up to 12K per year was $171/mo +tax, and 15k per year was $181/mo ... Read More
Hi Car_Man, The respone that you had for Kafen was really helpful, do you have Subaru's buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 24month lease with similar variables (base 2009 Impreza 2.5i Sedan with 10,000 miles)? I'm torn between a 24 & 36 month lease. Would the numbers change if I changed to 12,000 miles per year? Appreciate the help! Naren
Hey Kafen. Here's the info that you're looking for. Through 1/2/09, Subaru's buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a base 2009 Impreza 2.5i Sedan with 10,000 miles per year are .00160 and 64%, respectively. When negotiating your lease on this car, make sure to take the $500 dealer cash that Subaru is currently providing on it into account. With this cash, you should ... Read More
Hi Alex. Here's the information that you're looking for. Subaru's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 24 month lease of a base 2009 Impreza WRX Sedan with 12,000 miles per year are .00305 and 69%, respectively. The numbers for an otherwise identical 36 month lease are .00280 and 62%. If you were to lease with only 10,000 miles per year, these residual values would be 1% ... Read More
Subaru (in Canada) has their 2009 Impreza pricing and specs up on their website, (subaru.ca)
Hello all.... I am new to subies and this forum, but are very interested in the WRX 09. Here are the offical prices for the WRX 09 and others. Remember there is a new destination price of $665 that is not included. These are the MSRP prices only. See 2nd link below from car101.com for other stuff and invoice. Does anyone know when they get released? 2009 IMPREZA PRICING MODEL Standard ... Read More
Could be safe to assume the STI turbocharger, higher exhaust flow, engine retuning, and resulting extra 40 HP maybe help a little, too...
Yep. The fact that the 6-speed STI has to shift into 3rd before hitting 60, hurts its 0 – 60 times. Maybe they'll revise the gearing slightly for '09? Bob
I don't know the red-line shift points.... but, if you can stay in 2nd gear through 60 MPH, that will drop a good 1/2 second off your time, vs. someone that has to shift to 3rd.. Even if the peak horsepower comes on a lot higher in the rev range, it will still benefit the 0-60 time... After all, in 0-60, you shift at red-line..
More peak HP, true, but at higher RPM. I think it makes its power higher up in the rev range, basically.
I thought the new model added 40 HP? Wouldn't that do it?
I'm surprised 0-60 improved notably. Maybe the summer tires grip better at launch.
The 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX just didn't have it. You know, it. That extra something that makes a car kick ass. Read more and post your comments here! First Drive: 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX
So what you're saying is neither US wagon or Sedan had VDC in the GT?? I am wondering that given the fact that you do track the wagon and say you wish you had VDC That's exactly right. In their infinite wisdom, Subaru still didn't include VDC in GT Ltd. Sedan w/manual even in 2009. They did for Outback XT, already in 2008, IIRC, but for sedan you have to get ... Read More
Hello all. I'm interested in buying the new 2009 Impreza GT hatch. They say it has the same engine as the 2008 WRX which is fine for me (224HP). But what I am concerned about is the looks of the new GT. Is that unchanged also? Or does it look like the new 2009 WRX with the bigger spoiler and more agressive look? I love that STI spoiler the new WRX ... Read More
News article on 2009 WRX/Impreza model line changes: http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2008/07/wrx.html ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Subaru has given the redesigned-for-2008 Impreza WRX a healthy boost in power for 2009, up from 224 to 265 hp. Besides the bigger turbocharger, the folks at Subaru also retuned the suspension and made summer performance tires standard, rather than the all-seasons it had for 2008. It only comes with a five-speed manual transmission. That’s really all the change you need ... Read More
http://blogs.edmunds.com/straightline/2008/07/2009-subaru-impreza-wrx-and-25gt.h- tml All the rumors were true folks. I feel sorry for '08 WRX owners, as they must feel like early iPhone owners. They buy a new a product—only to be upstaged a short time later with a newer and much more desirable product. Bob
http://blogs.edmunds.com/straightline/2008/07/2009-subaru-impreza-wrx-and-25gt.h- - tml All the rumors were true. :) Bob
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2009 Subaru Impreza in WA is: