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#12 of 74 2009 Subaru GT questions.
Aug 03, 2008 (6:14 pm)
Hello all. I'm interested in buying the new 2009 Impreza GT hatch. They say it has the same engine as the 2008 WRX which is fine for me (224HP). But what I am concerned about is the looks of the new GT. Is that unchanged also? Or does it look like the new 2009 WRX with the bigger spoiler and more agressive look? I love that STI spoiler the new WRX is getting and I pray that the GT will have it too. Does anyone know anything about this. I would have to say yes because since they kept the engine the same, you would figure they would have to change SOMETHING! Anyone have any info? Thanks.
#13 of 74 Re: 2009 Subaru GT questions. [ylz]
Aug 03, 2008 (6:48 pm)
No info, but it's a dealer installable option, why not just order it with that option?
#14 of 74 Re: 2009 Subaru GT questions. [ylz]
Aug 04, 2008 (5:04 am)
Check the Straightline link above, page 2.
The grille is from the Outback Sport. Don't know about the 5-door spoiler also getting the STI's spoiler, but I doubt it, as there has been no word on it.
#15 of 74 Re: 2009 Subaru GT questions. [rsholland]
Aug 04, 2008 (7:00 am)
I like that grille a lot better, though.
#16 of 74 Regular Impreza
Aug 05, 2008 (6:36 am)
How about the regular Impreza? I am looking at buying a regular 2.5 Impreza in the near future. Are there any changes to this model? If not, I would think one could get a good deal on a 2008. However, if there are any significant changes, then a 2009 may be warranted.
Any feedback is appreciated.
#17 of 74 Re: Regular Impreza [cusafr]
Aug 05, 2008 (7:43 am)
Hi, there are not many changes in the base model, one is that 4 wheel discs are standard in all models along with the other things listed in prior posts.
I just bought a 2008 for a sweet price and added sunroof, black rims, Kuhmo tires, leather, fogs, shifter, exhaust tip, lower airdams... and it is perfect for me, and uses regular fuel... and i have a spare set of rims for winter. Below is a link to my original post with images...
Aug 05, 2008 (1:54 pm)
Saw my first '09 WRX and GT today. IMHO,The new body work is a plus for the WRX. The new grill, while better still looks like a cheap after thought. Oh well, I guess that's why those cool mesh grills cost so much on Jags. I'm not a big fan of the gray wheels. The new interior is nicer. The GT was an interesting copper color. FWIW, the WRX had Dunlop Sport S1's(?).
#19 of 74 Re: '09's [merrycynic]
Aug 05, 2008 (3:16 pm)
Where did you see the cars?
#20 of 74 Re: '09's [rsholland]
Aug 05, 2008 (6:02 pm)
Probably at SOA, he lives right in the area!
I'll try to get P to bring one when I see her for lunch in a week or 2
#21 of 74 2009 Subaru GT
Aug 05, 2008 (6:33 pm)
Thanks for responding to my questions everyone. But I do have one main concern. Now I know I can get the cool STI spoiler on my GT but what about that ugly grill. I know they may have an aero package on this GT. I actually like the NEW look of the 2009 WRX, it looks more aggressive like the STI. Now my question is will I be able to get my GT hatch to look like that?? If I can get a new grill and that spoiler, then the only difference will be the engine but I'm more than happy with 224 HP. I just wanna have a cool looking car, ya know? If I can't get my GT to look the new WRX, then I think I will go with the Mazda 3 Hatch which is a very nice car. Just a little worried that it will be a tad underpowered. I drove it and it seemed peppy but how about when the car is loaded with stuff and its a hot day where I'm blasting the AC. Ok so please let me know your opinions.