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okay except for above listed problem by An MSN Autos Consumer on 09/28/2011. Trim: 2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i, Owned 4 years.
Pros: I love my Subaru except for the following: Out of the blue the heater core failed. The car leaked all over the driver's side. It is going in tomorrow for an expensive repair. A heater core and I live in Florida. Go figure.
Cons: I don't like the way the clock sits in so you cannot read it in the daylight. I am also not crazy about the air conditioning indicators. They are very difficult to see in the daylight.
Overall review: I was pretty satisfied until the heater core failed. It failed on a rainy humid night and I had one bad time getting the windshield clear enough to drive on the highway.
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Good All Around Driver! by Hikkerx From Northern,NJ on 07/01/2012. Trim: 2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i, Owned 2 years.
Pros: I own a 2007 2.5i Impreza Wagon. Purchased the car used. Vehicle now has 44K. MPG.-Hwy is around 33 MPG.Recently took a drive from N.J. to Maryland Ran the a.c. most of the way and did some suburban driving and got 28.50 MPG. Performance of the non-turbocharged engine is above average. Driving position is decent. Seat comfort needs to be improved.Pedestal (part your but sits on) is to flat and need some extra support. Headlamps offer above average lighting for night. Gauges are easy to read. Airconditioning needs some improvement. Make sure you check the cabin filter. Easy to replace. Cost about $34.00 at the dealer. Standard shift (5 spd.) is smooth and easy to shift.
Cons: Acceleration off the line is alittle flat and could use some improvement. Also make sure when you bring the car to express oil change places that they put a crush ring on the drain plug. Express oil change places forget to put it on caused some oil leakage.
Overall review: Overall fuel economy is above average. Handling on twisty-turneys is great considering the H.P. is 177. A.W.D.-makes the car handle well. Easy to work on with simple hand tools. Good use of space. I can fit a small frame size mountain bike in the wagon with the seats folded down. Winter time usage-heater is strong and works well. AWD is a plus on snowy roads-don't over drive. Make sure the tire pressure is to specification. Nice 5 spd. manual trans.
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The Ultimate Driving Experience by CleanDiesel from Missouri on 11/23/2009. Trim: 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX TR, Owned 2 years.
Pros: The obvious things that come along with an Impreza WRX: wonderful handling and acceleration out of the box, minimal modifications enhance it just that much more. Braking is handled well by the 4pot/2pot braking setup. AWD is extremely nice to have during the winter. I have had 5 people in the car multiple times and although it will be a bit sluggish with that much weight, it is nice to have a "sports" car that can serve multiple purposes. I average 26-27mpg with a combination of city/highway driving which is outstanding for a turbo-charged, AWD vehicle!
Cons: The rear seat pass-through is adequate, but full folding rear seats would have been nicer. I am extremely easy on my cars, but the interior pieces (except for the dash) all scratch very easily. With many aluminum body panels, it dents extremely easy. Subaru is not known for a stellar paint job, and this car exemplifies it. Other than these issues, no complaints in my 25,000 trouble-free milies!
Overall review: The Impreza WRX was the car I wanted from the time it showed up state-side in 2001 and I couldn't be happier with the car! From the factory, it inspires driving confidence and thrills unlike any other car in it's category. I was on the fence about WRX or Mazdaspeed3, and while the Speed3 was "faster", FWD is not the idea of fun to me and the WRX just displayed a higher level of "connectedness" to the road, i.e. great steering input and predictability. While the car doesn't have BMW quality interior panels, what do you expect for a $22k car that does 0-60 in the low 5's? The car is the perfect balance for me between speed, fun, and practicality-everything the car is supposed to be. Is it the fastest on the road? No. Does it have leather and heated seats? No. But that's not what the Impreza WRX is about.
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Ultimate 4DR Sport Sedan under 30K by An MSN Autos Consumer on 09/11/2009. Trim: 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Power and handling
Cons: Cheap build due to weight distribution and stock car height
Overall review: What make a Subaru a Subaru! Look maybe not be great but it perform very well in every aspect.
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solid everywhere (except inside) by Commuter in DC on 08/27/2009. Trim: 2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: I can't think of a better vehicle in its class. Handles well. (Not as tightly as a lighter car, but confidently and firmly.) Biggest engine in class. Makes a huge difference over every similar car that doesn't have a badge (WRX, Si, GTI...). AWD is not deterred by weather. Looks mean (even without a spoiler). Better gas mileage than expected.
Cons: The interior. My previous car was a 2005, and outclassed the interior in just about every way (except maybe the seats). The CD player could have been recycled from '89-'93. The plastic in most places feels exceedingly cheap. And, the doors seem insubstantial as they're opened. It could turn a little tighter.
Overall review: Bought this 2 years used, to replace an '05 Focus someone crashed into. I've had a crush on Subaru since my high school years. So, I was quite hyped up for this, and I'm not disappointed. The interior feels chinzy everywhere. The clock, cd player, glove box, cloth just come off as tacky. And, that's compared to an older American car. But, I care much more about how a car touches the road than how it touches me. Even the vanilla Impreza is thrilling to drive. It turns where I expect it to, stops easily when I need it to, and accelerates well enough to get me out of the way. It feels like a small truck engine in a smaller, lighter package. (In good ways.) It feels like it has enough power to reliably go whereever I want. Could convince me to keep buying Subaru
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