2007 Subaru Impreza User Reviews
2.5i Sedan shown
- $8,948 - $19,910
- Rock Solid on Safety, Reliability, and Value
- Styling is Arguably a Bit Dated (Although Far From Horrible).
I have put close to 30,000 miles on my 2007 Impreza 2.5i as I drive considerable distances for business and pleasure. To date, I have not experienced even the slightest problem
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- Traction, great sporty handling, good looking
- Tight back seat, minimal trunk clearance.
Glad we paid more and got the car with the upgrade package. The 6-speaker 6-CD player has very good sound. Love the 16" wheels both for looks and traction. The interior upholstery is nicer looking than the standard and the controls look much better. We're trying to be objective, although the fact we traded in a worn out 1995 Ford Escort 5-speed stick makes for a ludicrous contrast (trading up to the Good after driving the Bad and the Ugly).
Wish the back seat and trunk were bigger, but we knew what we were getting and it's just the two of us most of the time. The styling (I think one of the Italian designer had something to do with the new grill) is superb -- with the under-grill scoop and design, it looks fast just sitting there.
We had to swallow hard as it is a bit pricey for a small car (although not ridiculously out of line). But given that our other car is a rear wheel drive Mercedes that is tempremental in snow, we are anxiously awaiting the first nasty snowstorm so we can go bombing around in our AWD go-cart before the plows get out. It has already proven itself in the rain (where it's just enough rain to make the oil on the street get real slick). It hugged the asphalt like it had glue on the tires. Really good acceleration and pep for any subcompact, but especially one with AWD and automatic and only 4 cylinders. The concern about a road trip breakdown 200 miles from a Subaru dealer is a little scary, but we see enough old Subarus around Chicago that we're convinced they must be pretty reliable people wouldn't keep buying them....read morehide
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- AWD, Roomy for a comact, Sleek designing
- A little lacking in accelleration when fully-loaded
Not a typical wimpy egg-shaped comact.. a'la Civic, Aveo, etc. Great interior, lots of little compartments. Good value.
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- very fast, throws you back into your seat
beautiful car, very sporty and excellant acceleration. very nice interior. plenty of bolt-ons for more added power, customizations are endless.
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- Good fuel economy and power, wagon availability for outdoor use.
- Very hard to put in reverse when the engine is off, turning radius is too wide.
I have owned identical 2006 for 1.5 years. Overall I am pleased with the purchase. I need wagon/hatch back for outdoor use and have to live with 25 miles/galon overall. I wish I could get 30 miles/galon overall. I have manual transmision and shifting is not that good, especially putting in reverse gear when parking. I used to drive Nissan 240 SX 1989 and 1990 and it was much nicer. Another stupid thing is the fuel filter is somewhere in the gas tank which I still do not know how to access. The dealer could rob me 200 bucks for that thing.
I really like some of you guys' comments like switching to 2 wheel drive to save gas and sound system can be better .... but remember this car's price is still low. I paid about 17K for the special edition. VW GTI is about 23K and I don't think it will outlast Impreza.
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- Good power for the money; nice looking. Base model with enough "stuff".
- Head rest a but too forward but a back pillow helped that situation. Needs a better sound system.
I was looking for cargo space, price, good looks and decent gas mileage and didn't expect to find it at the Subaru dealership. On a whim I went there and came out with the Impreza sport wagon. There was one salesman at Subaru; twelve salespeople at Honda. I was sold, in part, by the relaxed and no-pressure atmosphere of the Subaru dealership. Really sold by the power and 4-wheel drive of the Subaru. Drives very well. I need to drive it more to check the fuel economy....read morehide
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- Good looking interior, quick off the line, handles well
- Transmission is jerky, excessive road noise, no dome lights/trunk lights, budget sound system
I have the 5 speed version of the Impreza Wagon. This is a tight little car with good handling and acceleration. Where this car lacks is in the details. Other than power everything, there are virtually no amenities that would not be available on every car on the market. What I found particularly annoying was the lack of adequate lighting in the cabin. Not even a trunk light! The sound system is pretty budget- in fact I had FAR superior system on a Kia Spectra that I drove! I replaced the stereo head unit immediately, as Subaru decided that the would put a Aux cable in every other one of there cars except for the basic Impreza. This car is VERY jerky if you choose to engine brake, which I used to do all the time until I bought this car. Hopefully this problem will smooth out once the car is broken in further.
Aside from all the small things, I believe this car is a fairly good value. I think the AWD will come in handy when winter sets in. The car is AWESOME on dirt roads as well, which we have a lot of up here in VT. I recommend that Subaru include the option to TURN OFF the AWD in the future. We could all save some good money on gas (and reduce pollution) that way. The new Suzuki AWD has this feature, but I'm afraid the Subie still has that one beat....read morehide
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- Quick with manual trans, nimble handling, decent gas mileage, sporty, all-wheel drive
- Interior somewhat bland, accessories too expensive from dealer, door storage pockets could be bigger
I took delivery of a 2007 Impreza 2.5i Special Edition Sedan last week and I am very pleased with it. Got a great deal -- $1,000 off sticker plus $1,500 rebate and used $400 Subaru bucks to further reduce the final price. Dealer installed fog lights at cost and threw in a free set of all weather floor mats but wanted too much for other accessories so I ordered ithem on-line at about half the cost. This car reminds me of my first (1990) VW GTI in that it is quite fast when pushed and has a nice growl to the engine. Plus it handles well. I use it as a daily driver mostly on the highway so WRX performance is not needed. Special Edition package is a must -- the moonroof, six disc player with aux jack, and climate control are worth the extra $1,000 which is really only $500 since the rebate on these is $500 more than the standard 2.5i. I had a hard time finding a stick shift -- car had to be brought in from out-of-state but this was done at no cost. Urban grey is a really cool paint color. I see this car made the Car and Driver 10 fastest under $20,000 list and I can see why after driving it around. I'm looking forward to winter and expect this car with its all-wheel drive to serve me well. We currently own two other Subaru's but both are automatics -- a 2003 Legacy and a 2005 Baja Turbo. I leave these for my spouse since she can't drive stick, and prefer to drive the Impreza on all but long trips. I'm not wild about the 2008 Impreza redesign, so I thought I would grab one of these while the grabbing was good....read morehide
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- Scary Fast......All Wheels Drive, Turbocharge,Bracking,Race Car Handling!
- Too much fender gab between the tires, Needs Aftermarket Lowering Springs!
If you're Look'in 0-60 time, 4.6 Sceond! a race car handling! There is NO Questions about the 2007 STI, Turbocharge, Intercool, All wheels drive, Brembo Break, Track ready Suspensions, A pain Scary Around the Turn...Very Fun to Drive!
I traded my 2006 350Z in for a Brand new STI, Look! Whatever you drive,Trust me,Traded it in...Get an STI and you will NEVER look back, you just can't get another car that does what an STI does for the money!
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- Loads of standard features, Fuel economy, excellent handling
- a bit price-y, lacks compartments
Have driven the car for about one week now, very satisified with the car. Fuel economy is better than i expected.
Had compared the cars in same class, civic, mazda3. civic and impreza are both very quiet on the road whereas mazda 3's engine screams when doing hard acceleration.
One might consider mazda 3 and/or civic for lesser price, however impreza comes with many standard features at a higher price, i would say it is a fair game. AWD comes in handy when doing sharp turning. Really looking forward to play it in snow/bad weather.
SE package is to die for, relatively good value comparing to other brands, only 1500 more for heated seats, SUNROOF, foglights, racing seat and auto climate control. Adding the spoiler is also recommended....read morehide
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