This is a discussion on do i have an 08 or 09 WRX? within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by xtremez2k is there a diff between a 2009 impreza 2.5GT and a WRX GT? No such thing ...
Last edited by CJ05; 10-01-2009 at 08:56 PM.
It sounds like the dealer had a left over 08 WRX and put the 2009 grill on it and tried to pass it off as a new 2009 WRX to an un-suspecting customer.
Look in your drivers side door jam and tell us what the build date of the car is.
If it were a 2009 it would have come standard with the Sti rear spoiler and the body kit and rear diffuser. plus the different Seats with the WRX logo and red stitching.
Sounds like you got stiffed.
Time to take it back and raise holy hell at the stealership
ECU cracked by RomRaider
it says made in 05/09 so it is a 2009. i think it just has a 2008 engine in it. it does have an sti spoiler on it as well, i think it looks exactly like an 09 minus the seat stiching n a few other things. it feels pretty fast but then again i guess the 2008 wrx isnt too shabby either for speed so im not sure. here are some pics:
Looks like an 08 WRX to me with the 09 Grill. Either your pulling our leg or subaru screwed up. Or the dealer is pulling some major tricks.
1. That is the 08 WRX wheels.
2. 08 WRX interior
3. 09 WRX grille
4. 5/09 Build date.
5. Body lip kit was an option on the 08's. Yours clearly has the body kit. It came standard on the 09 WRX.
Last edited by Liquidr1; 10-02-2009 at 10:45 PM.
this is really strange...
-Stink-Eye Mob #13 -
2008 WRBlue WRX
OP, you seriously need to go back to the dealership and sort this out. what is the build date? The VIN you gave is invalid so how can insure a car with an invalid VIN? Stuff is just not adding up here.
Last edited by CJ05; 10-02-2009 at 10:54 PM.
YEP i say the dealer did some swapping to make the lease more appealing.
Lets lease an 08 and put 1009 parts on it.
Does it have the Subaru, Impreza, and WRX badges on the rear? If any of those three badges are missing or changed id highly suspect dealer fraud here.
Last edited by Liquidr1; 10-02-2009 at 10:57 PM.
lol im not pulling any legs...yes it has subaru and wrx badges on the back as well. its all good guys ill just ask the dealer now to get things clarified....thanks lots to everyone!
Im starting to think that the only reasoning behind this is that Subaru must have created some special spec WRX's for Leasing.
09 exterior styling, grill and the lip kit. But stuck with the 224 hp motor and 08 seats and interior minuse the dash trim.
the grill says 09, but the wheels say 08
Hawk-Eye Alliance #128
license plate frame = winnipeg= canada.
maybe there are different options in canada that we dont know about, guys.
it probably wouldve saved us some hassle if you mentioned you werent in the US.
He has a 2009 WRX, not a 2009 WRX265.
Canada / USA
WRX = 2.5GT
WRX265 = WRX
so the canada version of our 2.5gt is just called a wrx? & they come in 5 speed whereas here they only come in automatic?