• Apr 9, 2007
Hate it, or merely intensely dislike it, the new Subaru Impreza (and its WRX derivative) is here to stay. The specs show a car that should be fun and capable, but the photos are what have killed it in the sphere of public opinion. We've already shown you photos and video of the cars' unveiling in New York, but we have more to share. In what appears to be footage for an upcoming ad campaign, we see the two Scubies being piloted around Griffith Park, high above the Los Angeles basin.

The full YouTube clip is after the jump. Click it and you'll see some glamour shots of the duo, as well as a low-speed assault on the hill. No Pike's Peak action just yet.

[Source: YouTube]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      I thought the bug eyed version was one of the worst looking cars ever made, which was a shame because it was a great car.
      Then the last two versions they seemed to be improving.
      What happened here?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm absolutely shocked by the reaction to the new Impreza.

      Compared to the old bug eyed version of the Impreza, the new one is simply gorgeous.
      • 7 Years Ago
      #3...Don't worry this year, 2007, the SUBARU WRX will redefine the word SLEEPER hit.

      Wikipedia - 'Sleeper hit' as redefined in the 2007 redesign of the Subaru WRX means 'beyond boring', 'stoner', or general cause of sleap apnea and the like.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I love the car but it's lacking some factory definition if you ask me. There is a imprez arx 5door photoshop competition at www.photoshopchop.com for those that wanna see some tuned up version of this. the 05 wrx chops these guys did were AMAZING
      • 7 Years Ago
      That front end is starting to grow on me... It's distinctive... (and When I say grow on me...) I mean like tumor, (and when I say its distinctive,) I mean it's ugly...

      • 7 Years Ago
      Hate it? No, I don't hate it. Not like the '06. It's just so... so... well it's not so anything, is it?

      - '02 bugeye owner
      • 7 Years Ago
      Who cares what it looks like, as long as it performs? I just want to hear that it is better than the outgoing car and you can turn off the stability control.

      And the Sti is supposed to be a lot different than this car. They are obviously going to be differentiating it more from the regular WRX. I wouldn't cancel that savings fund any time soon.

      As for the VXR. If you like some driving with your torque steer, be my guest. I'll stick with reportedly less power and AWD!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Obviously there is a mole inside Subaru.
      The sedan look even uglier.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I liked the more american looks to the WRX's (not those bug eye headlights), but this new version is pretty ugly, IMO.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A significant departure from the old model shape to be sure.
      If I like it or don't like it is not what Subaru are interested in.

      Would I buy it? No.

      To me it looks like it is aimed at the shopping cart market - which I suppose is what the hatchback always was.

      Would I buy it as a shopping cart? Possibly

      FYI: I do own a WRX STI S204 - so want to see ubaru do well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow. The desire to hold onto my '02 WRX is getting stronger with each new press release.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The video amazingly was even more boring than the car...
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