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by George Skentzos

It seems with the 2008 Impreza receiving such bad press for its controversial new silhouette, Subaru have decided to stick to what they know and created a highly familiar MY08 Liberty and Outback range.


Liberty 2.5i

“While there are no external changes to the 2008 model year Liberty and Outback, there are significant equipment, technical, safety and pricing stories throughout the range.”

The entry level 2.0R engine has been superseded by the more powerful 2.5i which has now become standard, engine power is up 5.0 per cent to 127 Kilowatts at 6000 rpm.

Whilst the Liberty Heritage makes a return adding rear privacy glass, black leather trim, eight way adjustable power driver’s seat and a sunroof to the MY08 2.5i specifications.

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Liberty 2.5i Wagon

These significant equipment and safety changes are limited to a McIntosh premium audio system, self-leveling bi-Xenon headlights with pop-up washers, rear air conditioning vents as well as curtain airbags depending on the model, however this has resulted in a price increase between 0.9 and 3.1 percent in the 2.5i Premium and GT SPORTSHIFT models.

Fortunately the new entry level Liberty 2.5i has experienced a price drop of up to 7.1 percent whilst remaining relatively identical to the previous model with the remaining Liberty range maintaining the same price tag.

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Outback 2.5i

The story for the MY08 Outback is much the same with high-spec 3.0R Premium model experiencing a 2.4 percent price increase whilst the remaining models dropping by up to 1.3 percent in price – if at all.



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