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    1/28/2016 7:16:10 AM

    2016 Subaru WRX - Premium (M6)

    2016 WRX Premium M6. Exceptional Acceleration and handling(and acceleration when making turns, etc. Best features: Engine, seating(holds driver in place), gasoline mileage(takes regular unleaded(87 octane)->Premium unleaded(91 octane) I alternate depending on price and price differences. Exceptional gasoline mileage(around town my mileage is 24-28 mpg), on highways using cruise control(keeping up with traffic) at 70 mph, mileage is ~32-34 mpg !!! overall, so far, 28+ mpg(I'm not a 'leadfoot').

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    8/19/2010 7:03:09 AM

    2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

    Blown Engine @ 5,000 Miles

    Pros: Handling & brakes are superb

    Cons: Engine blew 2 pistons at 5k , required a complete rebuild not covered by warranty because I changed the muffler.

    Love the car , love the handling - BUT - its not really a $35K car - its a $45K car after you have replaced the engine. Anyone thinking of buying an Sti needs to search Google before and key in 'ringland failure'. A massive disapointment overall after many years of supporting Suabru.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    8/8/2010 4:40:59 AM

    2005 Subaru Impreza

    Dependable, sporty

    Pros: sport wagan style

    Cons: gas mileage

    Very dependable and safe car. Only wish the AWD could be switched off to get better gas mileage

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 4 years
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    7/20/2010 9:53:19 AM

    2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

    $5000 Surprise!

    Pros: Handling

    Cons: Blown engine at 5,000 miles

    One of the reasons anyone buys a car like this is for performance - 305bhp never looked so good! The car has 4 doors , a decent trunk and 'its a Subaru' - which I thought meant reliable. 1000 miles to run it in , so take it easy. Then service and oil change - after this 4,000 miles of brilliant driving. The problem is - thats all you get. After just over 5K the pistons (#2 & #4) blow. The cost - $5,000+. Subaru is in denial , and the press have not picked up the story. The internet is littered with owners that have had to deal with this - almost exactly as above. Should be / could be a great car. But $5K more on list makes a BMW 335i very attractive!

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    6/8/2010 11:29:27 AM

    2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

    Buyer's remorse

    Pros: The handling

    Cons: everything but the handling

    Don't get me wrong, this car is a lot of fun to drive. However, considering the price, the quality is very poor. There are a lot of squeaks, the paint scratches extremely easily, I've had problems with the fuel door. The overall interior materials are cheap. The metal is cheap. The car feels cheap.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    5/31/2010 6:35:57 AM

    2010 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport

    Our First Subaru - Best Car Yet

    Pros: Riding in the Car, Well desinged suspension!

    Cons: Radio controls, the actual system sound is super

    So much thought went into this vehicle, from design, dashboard detail, ride and comfort, great drive control, excellent power, but VERY low on noise, beautiful interior, spacious, it just goes on and on, the sound systems, once you read the directions for use, is actually spectacular, could use a little more user friendliness in that realm, and the fact that this little car is so solidly built, super 18' wheels...We'll my wife and I would love to meet the designers and thank them personally for this car! Couldn't have designed one better for us. Perfect!

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    5/20/2010 9:13:51 AM

    2010 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport

    I adore my new Subaru

    Pros: The way it clings to the road when it drives! It is SO fun to drive!

    Cons: Gas mileage could be better.

    I recently purchased a new Subaru Outback Sport, trading in an old truck that was really having issues. This car has a smooth ride and is zippy and fun to drive. It turns corners on a dime and for a small car has lots of room on the interior. The only thing I don't really like about it is the gas mileage. It really doesn't get the best mileage for a small car, but I guess that is the trade-off for the AWD, which I know I'll be glad to have come winter with its ice and snow. I looked at lots of cars and drove quite a few. This little Subaru was the only one in it size class that felt solid and sturdy.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year