This is a discussion on Official Information on the 2008 Impreza WRX within the News and Announcements forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by 02radioflyer You are far, far, far from alone. Although some would say the attractions are within. Uh ...
i love the subaru impreza wrx/sti. It is probably one of my favorite cars, i was planning on buying one in about 3 years or something. BUT. the 2008 impreza wrx is such a dissapointment. It looks like a mazda 3 hatchback with a hood scoop. They must have been on crack while designing this car. They should have just stuck with the 06-07 look. No t some ugly ass hatchback.
The 08's are fugly. The sedan looks like a malibu maxx and a chrysler front end. I'm not even going to comment on the hatch.
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It really seems as if Subaru wanted the new Imprezas to look apologetic. As if the WRX Sedan or Hatch was ashamed of its previous looks and now blends in with every other japanese car in the lineup.
to reiterate...the 2008 WRX is beautiful and I cant wait to own an STi in March 08!
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I completely agree...the new 08 is...I cant even think of a word...i wish i could slap the crap outa the people who thought of it! UH!!! Hope they decide to change them back to beauty when they realize how many people stop buyin the ugly beasts...
At least they are still Subaru on the inside lol
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I think the design towards something more mainstream has been affected by the fact that the Tribeca didn't do so well with it's more or less "unique" design. Personally I like the Tribeca B9's grill and headlights, it's the way the trunk slanted back out was a major turnoff. When it was first released I couldn't really tell if it was a minivan or an SUV. Anyways... I'm sure Subaru did enough research to justify their styling for the 08 WRXs.
After seeing more videos of the 08 WRXs I started to get a feeling that the car will grow on a lot of us. I guess we'll all have to get a test drive before jumping into conclusion.
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Late August will tell the tale. After someone sees one with mods rolling past there will be a much better level of acceptance IMO.
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"OMG it looks like an Alfa! Ugliest thing ever! It burns the eyes!" is still ringing in my ears from the last one.
Maybe if everyone didn't cry so much they wouldn't have to replace it every two years!
Everyone complained that the bugeye looked too weird and the vageye was too aggressive. Now the '08 is too mainstream. Heh.
Look at the base model of the revered GC8 model Impreza. It is a boring looking car, just like the '08. The new model will look good once STI and the aftermarket get their hands on them. I think it has a lot of potential.
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