Subaru Impreza 1.5R 5Dr 

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Latest OMV: $14,268
Engine Cap: 1498 cc
Power: 107Bhp @ 6000rpm
Torque: 142Nm @ 3200rpm
Type: 5 Door Hatch
Euro NCAP: N.A
User Ratings: 4.50 from 2 reviews

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Singapore
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Big noise but no
power

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2008 3:15PM
Reviewed by: scoobysnak
Car reviews written ( 2 )
Similar cars tried: Previously owned Honda Civic '96, Honda Accord '98, Honda Accord V6 '04, Mazda 323 2000/V6
Fuel consumption: 11 km/litre
Drive pattern: Aggressive hard accel/engine braking
Duration of car driven: Less than 1 month
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The Review

There are too many bad points about the new Impreza 2008 to recommend it to anyone. However it is the best car I have bought and wished I could have owned it earlier. I love the steering wheel and the sporty feel when sitting in the car. Better than my previous Mazda. The engine sounds like a VW beetle on steroids - lots of noise but goes like a donkey. And it is ugly enough to keep the posh suits away from buying the car and ruining its hardcore image, although the granny queue in the showroom had me worried a bit. Compared to the slick Hondas the manual shifting is a bit notchy. The clutch is just as bad. The stock sound system is a lot better than the stock Hondas though. Chassis is not as stiff as either Mazda or Honda (Hondas being the stiffest of all the chassis I have owned). This means bumps come into the cabin with a doppler like effect - .....doinggggggGGGGGGGggggggg...... Suspension is too soft. This is meant to be a sport car but it is softer than the family Accords ??? Handling is not as sharp as the Accord '98 but better than the Accord '04 V6 which is too front heavy. But you can see that Subaru try harder and for all of its faults, I am still happy to have it and drive it. If you want a car buy a Honda. If you want an experience buy an impreza !!!

Strengths

Sporty interior and simple to use controls.

Weaknesses

Big noise but no power, notchy manual gears, indicator on left side, small boot.




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jasontang
Singapore
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Responded on: 21 Nov 2008 4:06PM

just floor it and it is half a wrx , it not about speed alone , handling is almost on par for a premium price over the wrx , no regrets for the 1.5 definetly asdzds

NightCruizer
Singapore
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Responded on: 9 Jul 2008 12:23AM

scoobysnak, the 1.5L Impreza is NOT a sports car. Only the WRX is meant to be sports car. Try it and you'll see the BIG difference. asdzds


Singapore
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Nice design

Reviewed on 17 Dec 2007 10:56PM
Reviewed by: ec1809
Car reviews written ( 1 )
Similar cars tried: Honda Jazz, Nissan Sunny
Fuel consumption: 13 km/litre
Drive pattern: 70%-highway 30%-urban
Duration of car driven: Less than 1 month
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The Review

Overall, in terms of design wise, it has the European feel. If possible take manual tranmission instead of auto.When change to each higher gear from 1st gear,you can feel the power and throttle increasing. Fun and enjoyable driving.

Strengths

Nice exterior and interior. More like European design. Boxer engine with Sport shift for more power.

Weaknesses

Initial pickup a bit slow, maybe because of boxer engine.




Latest Response:


jasontang
Singapore
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Responded on: 22 Nov 2008 10:58AM

had been driving the car for 2 months , half of my time on the road had to be in sport mode to keep up with traffic . but i can tell you this is the car best of both world , it is auto but can change gear if you need power , like arcade car . my previous was the 1.6m and my leg got tired especilly in jams ,so no regrets from maunal to this car. cheers asdzds