2008 Subaru Impreza review

The Subaru Impreza WRX is the rare type of car that combines year-round drivability, day-to-day livability and reasonable comfort with versatility and is, all the while, a blast to drive. Along with a change in exterior styling, the 2008 has a better drivetrain, chassis and interior, and they make the WRX more tempting than ever.

Available as a sedan or a four-door hatchback, the WRX is basically the middle between the regular Impreza and the WRX STi, the latter of which is an uncompromising fire-breather that's modeled after Subaru's championship rally car. To see what's changed for 2008, check out a side-by-side comparison. There's also an Impreza Outback Sport, which is like the better-known Outback, a larger model.

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Unlocking the doors
Press the button to unlock the drivers door. An electronic chirp will sound twice and the turn signal lights will flash twice. To unlock all doors and the rear gate (Outback), briefly press ...

AT models
1. Apply the parking brake. 2. Turn off unnecessary lights and accessories. 3. Shift the select lever to the P or N position (preferably P position). The starter motor will only operate whe ...

Ignition switch
- Never turn the ignition switch to LOCK while the vehicle is being driven or towed because that will lock the steering wheel, preventing steering control. And when the engine is turne ...