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Used Subaru Hatchback Ratings

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    9/11/2016 11:48:42 AM

    2015 Subaru Impreza - (CVT) Hatchback

    This is the most comfortable car I have ever driven; additionally, it handles better than any other car I've driven in the past 30 years. I am a State Trooper and have driven a number of police package full-size sedans

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
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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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    12/14/2009 12:49:04 AM

    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.