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Pros: The Motor
Cons: The Design
Advice: Look For the comfortThis car is good in every condition. This car has Four Wheel drive. This car has 240 horsepower.
Cons: road noise
Advice: performance and family friendly and affordable.. stylish and comfyWOW!!! what a driving experience... performance, comfort, and family friendly... soooo much BANG for the buck!! i went from a truck lover to test driving this and i was hooked and the mods you can do to this is endless.... i love this car!!!
Pros: traction, snow
Cons: unreliable, costly repetitive repairs on wheel bearing and head gasket
Advice: dont buy subaru, buy toyota or something reliable, by friend the mechanic loves subaru, gues why?I an surprised how poorly the quality control is for subaru. at 15k it needed a new clutch, at 20k it needed a new head gasket, at 10k it needed a new rear wheel bearing, the same replaced bearing needed replacement at 50k, also at 50k it needed new rear knuckles at a price of 600$. now at 55k both rear struts are totally shot, to make matters worse, these are all widley known problems with subaru impreza for years, yet the company doesnt care. been to the dealer many times, never given a loaner car, had to pay for a cab for weeks.
Cons: cup holder are too small. only fits size for a regular coke can
Advice: The only thing better is next year's model!Best car I have ever driven. Excellent handling. No matter what corner lies ahead this car can take it.
Pros: Symmetrical all-wheel drive
Cons: lack of 'standard' features
Advice: don't pay more than stickerHave only test driven this car (will buy later this year). It's been quite a few years since I had to give up my turbo RX-7, and I figured it was time to step into a fast car again. The blend of function and speed made this car appear quickly on my list. This car was very responsive, quick, no lean on tight curves, and a stupid smile quickly appeared on my face. Cons: for the cost of the base model, you don't even get the spoiler or sunroof (my VW Golf has heated seats and a sunroof), also, the road noise is much worse than the impreza RS. Thirdly, I think the fog lights should be standard and I'm not all that impressed with the design of the back end. Pros: FAST, with LOTS of torque (compare with the more-expensive RX-8). Also, while the RX-8s and mustangs of the street will be stuck at home in inclement weather, this all wheel drive - low center of gravity beast will be flying through the snow and mountain passes. If I have to give up some creature comforts for the advanced performance and engineering, I think it's worth it.
Cons: giant head rests - cant see well when i back out.
Advice: Definately worth the $$Love this car. Solid build. a Million times better than my sentra. definately the best compact out there. cant beat AWD in New Jersey....
Cons: CD Player. Has been replaced twice.
Advice: If you need AWD in a small package, there's none betterLove my Impreza Wagon. Keep up with the routine maintenance and she'll treat you well. Decent pickup for a relatively economical car, great handling in all weather (I live in New England, so I see it all), and the hatchback holds plenty.