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2006 Subaru Impreza Consumer Reviews

4.7
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best car i've ever owned

by from MD on April 12, 2010

originally bought the car after falling in love with the AWD system, but went with the cheapest version of the impreza. there's nothing cheap about this car though. it's a great value. as expected, th...
originally bought the car after falling in love with the AWD system, but went with the cheapest version of the impreza. there's nothing cheap about this car though. it's a great value. as expected, the AWD has been a blessing the past three winters. the interior is so comfy and everything is well laid out. fun to drive, great power for a NA 2.5l. the AC cuts down on power more than i'd like, but it cools the car faster than most other ACs. only complaint would be wind noise on the highway from the side mirrors. i don't think i'll ever buy another non-subaru, i love this car so much. it has made my love commutes over the years much easier. highly recommended.
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My First Subaru WRX

by from District Heights, Md on May 14, 2007

I've had all type of cars from Saab 900, Honda CRX, Toyota Supra, Scion Xb, and I would have to say that the WRX is the most rewarding driver experience. Yes, it could be a little better when it comes...
I've had all type of cars from Saab 900, Honda CRX, Toyota Supra, Scion Xb, and I would have to say that the WRX is the most rewarding driver experience. Yes, it could be a little better when it comes to the fuel issue, but it's a small price to pay. I look forward to driving my car everyday. I can't wait till it snows to really see what she's all about. Haven't delt with any issues at all. Did alot of research to find the perfect WRX.
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lots of bang for the buck

by from Seattle WA on August 7, 2007

I’ve been driving my WRX wagon for about nine months now and I’m more impressed with it every day. The overall road feel and driver interface is amazing. Steering is precise, and acceleration is exhil...
I’ve been driving my WRX wagon for about nine months now and I’m more impressed with it every day. The overall road feel and driver interface is amazing. Steering is precise, and acceleration is exhilarating, even before the turbo kicks in. Previous versions of the WRX were plagued by a pronounced turbo lag and lame torque at lower RPMs, but the new 2.5L engine in the ’06 distributes power across a much wider band. It still jumps at 3500-4000 RPMs when the turbo kicks in, but it’s quicker off the line with a much smoother transition into the turbo burst, resulting in a more even, muscular acceleration. The AWD enables it to handle great on all surfaces and under all conditions. This car is not for everyone, but for those seeking an under $25k ride that provides thrilling performance, AWD capability and day to day practicality it would be tough to do better than the Impreza WRX wagon. Best features: Handling, acceleration, AWD, appearance, small wagon practicality. Suggested Improvements: Road noise, fuel economy, insurance cost, no iPod input, no sunroof available (except with Limited model).
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Awesome Car!!

by from Westborough, MA on February 18, 2007

I've owned two cars before this that were also good cars but this car is by far the best I've owned. The only problem with the car is that it's not roomy in the back. But the outstanding performance...
I've owned two cars before this that were also good cars but this car is by far the best I've owned. The only problem with the car is that it's not roomy in the back. But the outstanding performance and handling kind of cancel that out. It's all wheel drive all the time and it awesome. I just laugh when I see people having car trouble in the winter while my car can easily plow through a mound of snow like it were a speed bump. Overall, this car is well worth the money, reliable, and just a blast to drive.
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A great car for teen boys.

by from California on July 3, 2006

This car is simply great. Very reliable. Sport, yet safe. AWD helps with harsh weather conditions. I think the 15-18 year old boys will like this car the best. Many modifying capabilities.
This car is simply great. Very reliable. Sport, yet safe. AWD helps with harsh weather conditions. I think the 15-18 year old boys will like this car the best. Many modifying capabilities.
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Impreza 2.5i 5sp

by from Minneapolis, MN on January 19, 2007

This vehicle is excellent in the Minnesota Climate. The standard options are more than sufficient, but the stock radio is about as good as a nice Sony Clock Radio. The factory upgrade is over priced...
This vehicle is excellent in the Minnesota Climate. The standard options are more than sufficient, but the stock radio is about as good as a nice Sony Clock Radio. The factory upgrade is over priced and does not offer good sound quality. The brakes are a bit spongy, which I corrected with a Perrin Master Cylinder brace and Hawk Pads. The center of gravity, handling, and steering are spot-on. I did add front and rear strut bars which helped turn-in. The shifter is ropey, and the tramission mounts are soft so alot of movement is detected in the shifter. I corrected this with the SPT Shifter and is now very nice and tight. The car gets about 30mpg when driven kindly. This is a solid car, very well conceived, and a far better value than any other car in its class if you live a in a climate that gets snow. If you live in a warm climate, I would spring the extra 5,000 and get the 2007 Honda Civic Si 4-door. You can't go wrong with this car, the last one I had lived until 215,000 miles gracefully.
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wow

by from highland mills, new york on June 5, 2006

i guess i might give this car a little too much credit due to the past cars that i have owned but i gotta say that this car gives me all that i need, comfort (sport bucket seats), realiability (subaru...
i guess i might give this car a little too much credit due to the past cars that i have owned but i gotta say that this car gives me all that i need, comfort (sport bucket seats), realiability (subaru's are always realiable), safety (standard side curtains and all-wheel drive), performance ( around 180hp for base model), and style (sport tuned body that's appealing) that just amazes me. i defidently would recommend this car to my friends and family as a great overal car for a resonable price.
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Impreza 5 speed

by from Enfield, CT on March 24, 2011

This is my 4th Subaru that I've owned. They are a great car. I got 225,000 on my last one until an accident totaled it. It still had original brakes, clutch, exhaust, starter, alternator, etc. All I e...
This is my 4th Subaru that I've owned. They are a great car. I got 225,000 on my last one until an accident totaled it. It still had original brakes, clutch, exhaust, starter, alternator, etc. All I ever did was the normal recommended maintainance. the head gaskets go at around 100,000 miles but it's a small price to pay. Can't beat that value!
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Wished I had moved from Honda to Subaru sooner

by from Gettysburg on April 29, 2012

I was a long time Honda fan, coming from an integra that for 10 years had never let me down, i traded it in for a 07 WRX TR edition and has never looked back. The seats are very comfortable, performan...
I was a long time Honda fan, coming from an integra that for 10 years had never let me down, i traded it in for a 07 WRX TR edition and has never looked back. The seats are very comfortable, performance is up to par for a daily driver in my books, not to mention the Subaru growl the aftermarket exhausts give off (if your into modding). I average 26mpg and my commute is mainly through stop and go traffic. At this point I plan on driving my subaru till its go nothing left to give which is not in the foreseeable future!
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One of my best cars I'v owned

by from Central mass on February 23, 2012

I had a 2006 WRX and loved it from day one.Then i started to make it my own and boy did this car perform.Never had a issue with the car.Only mistake I made was I had to sell it......but this 2006 Sti ...
I had a 2006 WRX and loved it from day one.Then i started to make it my own and boy did this car perform.Never had a issue with the car.Only mistake I made was I had to sell it......but this 2006 Sti sure does look good and sound like it doesn't need anything els but a driver.
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