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Old Dec 18, 2007, 10:22 PM
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2008 Lancer ES or 2008 Subaru Impreza?

I am in the market to buy a new car, and was wondering if a 2008 ES Lancer or 2008 Subaru Impreza the 4 door 2.5L? I went to see the new 08 Lancer today in person and it is NICE! I have not seen the subaru Impreza in person yet. But both are in the same price range. Which car would be better all around?
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Old Dec 18, 2007, 10:35 PM
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Old Dec 18, 2007, 10:35 PM
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I would say Subaru since it's AWD and faster. Why are you considering either car if you have a Corvette?
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Old Dec 18, 2007, 10:45 PM
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I would say Subaru since it's AWD and faster. Why are you considering either car if you have a Corvette?
Because I have a 93 vette and I am going to college and need a reliable car, and the place I am going to is pretty hilly and the vette scrapes everything. And the vette drinks gas like crazy. I get like 13 in town and 17 on highway on good days. So I need something reliable, good on gas, and still sporty in the price range of 16-18 and I want a brand new car.
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I think you'll be happy with either two but Lancer ES is a bit cheaper than the base Impreza and Mitsubishi offers a longer warranty. And I don't have to mention aesthetics as I think Lancer looks so much better than the new Impreza, interiorwise they are about the same.
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Old Dec 19, 2007, 08:17 AM
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Any normal car enthusiast will tell you to get the Impreza for the same reasons that ambystom01 said. Faster, awd. Plus, you can get the hatchback and act like a hardass like the owners of said model act here. The Lancer is a decent bit more attractive though, and probably a little more "luxurious" (as far as luxury goes in entry level cars...)
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wrx for awd reason or lancer, only coz it looks way better than wrx
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Old Dec 19, 2007, 08:39 AM
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I would assume he isn't talking about the WRX since that's not even close to a fair comparison (200+ hp turbocharged AWD vs. 150 hp NA FWD).
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Gts, its around 18k-20k and looks better. The sedan version of the impreza looks like a hyundai accent from the back. The hatch isnt much better.
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224 is the WRX, i just looked at em for kicks, but i'd much rather 170 hp AWD than 150 hp FWD any day... Forget the fact that one car has Mitsu badges on it...
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the subaru is more expensive, heavier, unglier, and gets worse gas mileage. Only plus IMO is the awd. It will not be as quick as the lancer but will be good during winters. I say spend a little more and go with a GTS
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Well the WRX is severely underrated from the factory, based on dynoes it puts out more like 250 hp than 230.
As for weight, the GTS is almost the same weight as the new impreza, in fact it's heavier depending on who you trust. Looks are in the eye of the beholder (though I agree it's not as good looking as the old models) and I would suspect gas mileage is reasonably even. As for speed, based on "Car and Driver"'s tests, the impreza has a slightly slower 0-60 time (by 0.1 of a second) but a faster 1/4 mile time than the GTS.
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