Subaru Impreza WRX Reviews
Problem is, the WRC has shifted, and so has got the world. Many people need 'practical' now, and that's why the current Impreza was started as a hatchback.
However an issue remained - the petrol engines did not satisfy this new prudential picture. Now, the Impreza has eventually been offered 2.0litre boxer diesel so everything should be more sense.
Whilst the Impreza's 2.0litre motor ticks all the best boxes for electricity (148bhp) and torsion (258lb ft), it spews out a lot of CO2, along with the fuel economy is not adequate - 155g/kilometers and 47.9mpg respectively. So it is fashion and perceived quality within the Audi, versus dependability and enjoyment within the Subaru.
It's inherently smoother than a normal inline four, this means diesel and refinement rattle are scarcely a concern, because it's a boxer lay out. The engine sound vanishes entirely into the background the moment you trigger, and also you just hear it if reaching the red-line.
That's the beauty of the auto - it will 'relaxed' perfectly. Banish all ideas of rally stages out of your mind, which is a great motorway basher.
The sound insulation is not quite as remarkable as on other makes, in order to hear this revving over you'd on other automobiles.
But overall the automobile is happier in an unique skin. Only if it were cheaper. It comes good-specced even in the simple RC trimming but diesels are intended to become a cheap method to have about. The Impreza's high operating costs and first cost put paid to that. Reasonable enough in case you are splashing on a specific to cover in the chances, however a diesel hatch? No thanks.
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SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI -530 WHP-TEST 09.2008; Impresionante
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