2006 Subaru Impreza
There are 14 user reviews for the 2.5i Wagon trim shown below
- Nice ride tells the outside temp.. lots of power
- don't realize how fast you are going
I have always bought american cars until we leased our 2007 Subaru. It's a really nice car I'm very impressed.. We have recommended it to anyone who is looking to buy a new car or used. I have not heard anything negative about ths Subaru.. I feel very safe in it with my daughter..
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- Responsive engine, standard safety features, AWD, build quality, styling
- Entry and exit from front seats sometimes awkward because of side bolsters. Engine vibration at idle
This Subaru is my first new car in 10 years and it makes my previous car, a 97 Dodge Neon sport coupe, feel like an antique. I had modified the Neon with Koni struts, lowering springs, cold air intake, and underdrive pully and it was quite a bit quicker and more fun to drive than in it's stock form. But this Subaru blows the Neon away even when the Neon was in it's hay day.
The Impreza feels like a more expensive car than it sells for. The doors are solid, the interior materials look and feel great and the seats are very snug and supportive. My only gripe is I almost find it difficult to enter and exit the car because of the seats side bolsters. But that's probably because I'm not used to the smaller doors of a four door car, unlike the much longer doors of the Neon coupe.
As far as performance goes, AWD has a much better seat of the pants acceleration than FWD because this car is very impressive when taking off. And I'm still under 1000 miles so I haven't really gone above 4k RPMS yet.
The Impreza is my first real experience with Subaru's boxer engine and I'm not sure if this is just a characteristic of the engine's horizontally firing pistons but I've found it to have an odd shutter when idling. When I brought this to my dealers attention they had the timming remapped and assured me everything was fine. I still feel the shuttering but it's very subtle and you'd have to really focus to notice it happening.
All in all I'm very happy with my new car and I don't think there's a better vaule to be had for the price of the Impreza. It's a no brainer. Bring on the snow!...read morehide
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matirial inside is not heavy duty
the body is weak
i have 3 cars kinde subaru
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- Sweet styling, great handling, and nice sound when you take the tach above 3,000.
- Some of the trim (i.e. the doors/windows) feels a little cheap.
It doesn't get great gas mileage, but its fun to drive and it has a great reliability record. This car should be going strong in 2020.
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- Great suspension,great shifter and very roomy for such a small wagon.
- No low windshield washer fluid indicator and no side molding: odd for a $23,500 (Canadian) car.
This is the best car that I have ever owned and I have owned a few from Honda, Nissan, Mazda, BMW, VW and a few American cars I would rather not name. It does eveything very well, including being more fuel efficient that I expected from an AWD car. I have owned it for 9 months and so far not a single problem and not one recall. Bravo Subaru....read morehide
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- All Wheel Drive, Sporty Looks, Good Value for the Money
- Noisy Engine, Seats could be better
First off, let me say that my other car is a 2006 BMW 325i, so the bar is set pretty high. That said, I purchased the Subaru Impreza Wagon, 2.5i with manual after owning the BMW (and many others). I say this because, while not quite a BMW, the Subaru offers a good bit of driving excitement for a lot less money! Good exterior looks, (I recommend getting the fog lights) a clean, functional, and nice looking interior; and with the wagon, real functionality provided by the extra space. I also like that ABS brakes and side airbags are standard. These features should be must haves on anyone's list, and many other car companies make you pay extra for them or do not offer them at all. The boxer engine makes good power, but is really noisy and vibrates quite a bit at certain RPM's. Some will say this adds character, I say it can be annoying. I have become accustomed to it, but you may not. Do pay close attention to this if you are test driving the car. Another small nitpick is the front seats. While I love the sport look and the side bolsters for lateral support, the back of the seats offer little in lumbar support. This is OK for a quick drive across town, but longer trips leave my back wanting for more. All said however, the car makes a great all around package. The utility of all wheel drive and the extra cargo space in a sporty and fuel efficient package should have many people reconsidering their SUV and Minivan purchases....read morehide
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- AWD, Good Gas Mileage, Awesome Styling
This car is incredible! Very fun to drive still gets good gas mileage and I didn't have to go without AWD all for an incredible lease offer that no one could beat. I really enjoy this car I can't wait to go places not because of the destination but because I get to drive the impreza! Of course I get the jokes about the wagon but some people just understand the awesomeness that is the Subaru Impreza in each of the trim levels. Of course I'd rather have the WRX or STI version but I'll settle for the small taste and save some money on gas and overall price. I've reccommended this car and subaru in general to everyone I know because of this car and everyone that rides in it stops the station wagon jokes and becomes jealous! besides it's a sport wagon not a station wagon!!!!...read morehide
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- great car for the money with exceptional handling. love the car and started to enjoy driving again.
- need more low end power. would like to improve to 200 horse.
great car. as usual, subaru did a great job. can always use more power. ride is too soft in hard cornering.
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- One awesome automobile for the money. Getting 30mpg highway!
- Can't find any in the first 3,000+ miles, both highway and city driving.
I have a 2006 Impreza Outback Sport Special Edition. Traded a car I absolutely loved, a 2002 Mazda Protege5, to get AWD, ABS brakes, and side-curtain airbags, which the Subaru has and the Mazda didn't. The price was amazing - my dealer in Findlay Ohio discounted the Impreza to the point I only paid $1,000 more than the Mazda had cost me 4+ years ago! This Subaru is screwed together tighter than any car I've ever owned. Can't wait 'til snow season to see how the AWD performs. If you can find one, get the Special Edition package - the upgraded radio/CD system, automatic dimming mirror/compass and rear spoiler are well worth the $500! I drive over 40,000 miles a year and the seats appear to be very supportive for the long haul.
I've owned Toyota, Nissan, VW and the Mazda - but this Subaru may well be the best car I've ever driven....read morehide
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- utility, fit and finish, fun to drive, fuel economy, all wheel drive, great value
- no sunroof, no satellite radio
This is a great car! It's my first Subaru and won't be my last. Due to commute had to trade in my Toyota Tacoma X-Cab for something with better MPG. Am getting about 32 MPG on the highway, about 28 in the city. When you factor in the utility, fuel economy and all wheel drive-you can't find a better value. That and the car is very sharp! Get lots of looks and have to find some way to keep my wife from stealing it from me! Can't wait for the snow to start flying....read morehide
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