Subaru Sedans Ratings

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    2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

    Best sport sedan.

    Pros: Turbocharger

    Cons: The looks.

    Best sports sedan for it's price, no comparison. The regular WRX can not be beat. Any weather. Great reliability. Not just like every other car you see. Horizontally opposed engines are just brilliant. All wheel drive is a definite bonus. The addition of the 2.5 liter engine in '06 was another great improvement.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    2009 Subaru Legacy

    Nice but small

    Pros: All wheel drive

    Cons: No seat pockets.Poor glove box. No storage space

    Engine is noisy. Like the all-wheel-drive ,but is not very fuel efficient. Also, could use a little more power and a five or six speed transmission.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    2010 Subaru Legacy - 2.5i Limited (CVT)

    Pros: bluetooth phone

    Cons: road noise

    Advice: Check prices at all subaru dealers. Don't use Atlantic Subaru Bourne dealership- shady

    My Subaru legacy limited Engine is underpowered. Road and engine noise is too loud.

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    2009 Subaru Impreza - WRX (M5) Hatchback

    Pros: Toss up: auto-dimming mirror with compass or remote start

    Cons: Basic sound system is a joke. Needs sport exhaust--can barely hear revs for precise down-shifting.

    Advice: Be prepared to drive like a saint or pay the piper. The hood scoop might as well be a flag.

    Caution: when you're driving a WRX, remember to breathe. Love, love, love. Owning a WRX leads to what I call the WRX sneer--the destorting effect of an ear-splitting grin at high accelleration. It's an AWD 265hp turbo wagon that corners like a go-cart--the perfect car for a New England woman in the music business. Great cargo space/rear seating arrangement that hauls five grownups with decent head and leg room or about a dozen djembes, or three cellos, or ten guitar cases or, with 60/40 split seats, any combination of all these. I happily do a lot of the driving :) for about any event...anywhere. A high speed hairpin corner is easy--just downshift and hit the gas--with AWD, that turbo digs in like a cutting pony. More power would just be silly--so the STI is for gearheads if you ask me. My friend who drives a Porsche felt the need to defend his car after driving my WRX. 'Nuf said. He did win a single point from me about transmissions. The WRX 5-speed is geared well, but it feels a bit primitive and slow to me. Hope it breaks in a bit smoother. An overdrive or some kind of 'Highway' gear would be quiet enough for any kind of music even with a performance exhaust, and very green too. Since Subaru is synonymous with New England, the auto climate should have a 'Parka' setting. Picky, picky. This is a nimble, exciting sports car. It has a remarkable safety record, legendary road worthiness, is actually affordable, comfortable, and offers solid resale value because it's a Subaru.

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    2003 Subaru Legacy - GT (M5) Sedan

    Pros: All wheel drive

    Cons: Not enough head room; seats are quite hard

    Advice: Not for tall people

    Lots of wind noise from the front windows. Can feel everything on the road. Nice looking car, great in bad weather.

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    2008 Subaru Outback - 2.5i (M5)

    Pros: I love the 'sport' shifting. Gives me better acceleration when getting on the freeway. As a second time Subie owner....I love the AWD!

    Cons: Cabin wind noise above 60mph is disappointing. After 14 years making this car I would have thought Subaru would resolve this issue.

    Advice: Just drive one......and fall in love with a Subie!!

    The 2008 Outback is responsive and handles well. The 170 hp, 2.5L engine is more peppy that I expected. Controls are easy to read and get to. Rear seat room is a little cramped compared to older Outback models, but front seating is comfortable. Plenty of cargo room in rear. I'm averaging about 23 mpg (combined city and freeway driving in L.A.)....not bad for AWD!! This is my second Outback.....I'll never drive anything other than a SUBARU!!!!

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    2006 Subaru Forester - 2.5X L.L. Bean Edition (A4)

    Pros: Very easy to handle--parking, etc.

    Cons: the RATTLE that has developed.

    Advice: Drive the Subaru before purchasing any other SUV.

    In the last six months my car has developed a rattle that appears to be coming from the passenger side of the car. What can be done to eliminate this rattle. Other than the rattle I am very pleased with the car.