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    98legwag's 2019 Impreza Sport 5 door

    On August 26th 2019 I traded in my 2009 Legacy 3.0R Limited for this 2019 Impreza Sport 5 door in island blue pearl. I got it with the Eyesight, moonroof, and Harmon Kardon audio package. It also came with map and dome light LEDs, all weather floor mats, and homelink auto dimming mirror as factory installed options. I added the cargo tray and rear seat back protectors after purchasing the car. I will probably get the windows tinted, but that likely be it as far as "mods" go. Well, I may eventually put the 04 STI wheels on too if I decide to keep them.

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    On to some pictures. Here it is when I got to the dealership.



    More from the day I bought it.




    A couple of days later.



    Just got done washing and waxing it. The wax I used is Griot's Garage 3-in-1 wax and I have the GG buffer as well.



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    A picture from a couple evenings ago. I love the island blue pearl.


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    I was in a couple of loner 'preza's, didn't care for how it was all over the road-last time I went back to a leggy loner-a complet 180 in terms of not feeling like the car needed an aliment - but, a nice upgrade from the 3.0
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    Quote Originally Posted by thenines' View Post
    I was in a couple of loner 'preza's, didn't care for how it was all over the road-last time I went back to a leggy loner-a complet 180 in terms of not feeling like the car needed an aliment - but, a nice upgrade from the 3.0
    I did test drive the Limited and Sport trims. They drive differently. The Sport feels much better. I has "sport tuned suspension," active torque vectoring (which is similar to an E-diff), and slightly wider tires. Active torque vectoring works by braking the inside front wheel which transfers power to the outside wheel on hard turns.

    I have driven a few of the Crosstreks too. Despite it being a very similar car, the bigger tires and raised suspension makes it feel so different. I had the same experience you described.

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    I haven't driven a newish car in years except for a horrid Nissan Versa rental. How fun to drive is something like your Impreza, compared to say, your '98 Legacy?
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    The Impreza is great. 20 years of chassis and tech development goes a long way. The Impreza feels very composed in corners and over bumps. This is a huge step forward from where the 09 Legacy was. And that was a huge step up from the 98. The 2017+ Impreza was the first Subaru to be built on the Global Platform. Subaru says its around 70% more rigid than the previous gen Impreza chassis. Combine that with some developments in suspension parts and this a great car to drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go Mifune View Post
    I haven't driven a newish car in years except for a horrid Nissan Versa rental. How fun to drive is something like your Impreza, compared to say, your '98 Legacy?
    on the nissan-made my '96 impreza with bad front struts ride like a new car!
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