I just purchased a 2009 Impreza 2.5i hatch in SWP. I love the way it drives. It feels like a sports car. My insurance is actually cheaper than my Scion because of all the safety features on Subaru's.
Is it true that NA subaru's are much more reliable than turbo models? I have seen plenty of old legacy's and outback's running around, but they are all NA models. I have only seen a few models with a scoop in the hood. I have always heard people talk about NA being the way to go for reliability and easy maintenance.
Is the tranny in the NA model the same as the WRX tranny? Is the NA tranny more reliable than the WRX tranny?
Lastly.... How do I make my NA Impreza louder? I have heard that a CAI will make the NA engine bog. That leave me to think that the only option is to go with a full exhaust which will be $600+