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2006 Subaru Impreza User Reviews

2006 Subaru Impreza Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 57 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"power" 35 reviews
"ride" 26 reviews
"handling" 24 reviews
"awd" 10 reviews
"speed" 8 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"seat" 6 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 57 2006 Subaru Impreza reviews.

Konrad writes:
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX TR Review
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4

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Unreal torque and performance. Love the grip!!  Sub 5 second 0-60 with less than $2000 in mods.

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Miles/Gallon!  Paint is paper thin and there are a fair number of little rattles inside the car. You can tell Subaru didn't focus a great deal on the interior but hey its a rally car.  Needs a turbo boost gauge stock.

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Fantastic Wrx, Best One Yet! — Fast, fun, agile, mean, way too much torque. Very affordable when compared to competitors. None of those fancy gadgets and toys can be found here... go buy a loaded Acura TL or Mercedes if you need those distractions. This is a great vehicle for those who want to stray away from the automatics. If you are considered a "youthful" driver but need an adrenaline rush type car without high insurance rates... the WRX will work. Gas efficiency needs work. It's bad enough that you have to use 91 octane. Also, do not compare this car based on class because it is pure performance. It really is a rally car. You definitely get your money's worth. Compare it to BMW's 3 series, a Mustang, and even Audi's A4 with Quattro... you'll realize what you have. This car was at the bottom of my list, but after driving it through corners and hitting 110mph in 4th gear, it was an automatic buy. If you want a car that has that "sleeper" look, then this is it. Another buying point: this car is pretty much a sports car but your insurance rate will not spike up... performance sedan with lots of rally safety features :) The TR trim with an added spoiler is all you need. Simple and mean... but nobody knows!

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David writes:
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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5

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very fast, great handling, lots of torque, lots of storage capacity, lots of safety features

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windows whistled at high speeds, clutch continued to get heavier as we broke it in.

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'06 Wrx-great Practicality, Great Performance — although this wasn't the fastest car we've owned, it certainly was the most practical for a sports car. We were able to do everything from carrying full size pool tables home, to smoking 350zs down the strip. It was a blast, and the only reason we let it go was due to clutch pedal being too heavy, and it being a little too much power for her liking.

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Justin writes:
2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Review
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4

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Quick for a N/A car

Cons

Not the best gas mileage

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The 2006 Subaru 2.5i — Performance- This is the smaller brother of the wrx/sti but still a solid car. It has crisp acceleration through the ranges even though the 2.5i's lack of a turbo. Good stopping power but subarus are known for warping rotors an it lives true to its name, handling is overall good but needs upgrades to suspention to be great. So far i've never had an issue with this car, its rides down the road smooth and quite. The interior is really plain an basic, same color patterns an styles in most the 2.5's. Not the best on gas but a repsectable 23+ MPG's, this car is really fun to drive an i would recomend this to anyone who wants a quick car without breaking the bank.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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h20polodude writes:
2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Wagon Review
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5

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Good power, handling and safety. Great MPG for an AWD vehicle.

Cons

Radio; A bit too much road/engine noise at highway speeds; A little shy on interior cubby type storage.

h20polodude
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Great Little Ride!! — I bought a 2006 Subaru Impreza wagon a few months ago. Got it as a certified pre-owned with 41,000 on it. This car drives great. Enough power to have fun, but not so much that you'll go broke / lose your license from tickets. Handling is also very good. I have a 5-speed and with a little bit of heal-toe work, third gear cornering is a breeze. Have yet to have it in the snow of a Michigan winter, but if it's anything like my wife's Outback, it will do just fine. My only gripes so far are 1) The radio. Just not a lot of substance there; although my car does have a 6 disc changer, and 2) Size. My previous car was a Hyundai Sonata and while the Impreza is in no way too small, it is just taking me some time to adjust. I really miss having a bunch of small storage nooks up front. Overall, great car. I plan to drive it until it dies.

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Ashlee writes:
2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Review
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5

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Sporty look, fun and simple to drive, handles nice, will drive on almost anything nicely except uphill in mud and over ice

Cons

I do prefer the sporty look of the WRX but the body style is still very nice. There is a recall on the passenger seat wiring which they did fix on my last inspection. Tires are filled with nitrogen which is good and bad, not as fast as most Rally-type cars...You still need to treat it like every other car because you will fishtail if the roads are slick or you're in mudd (uphill)

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My Baby Blue — I have to say, I love everything about my car. She starts up great even in cold weather, holds her own against cars that tend to act tougher than me on the road (lol) and I only fill my tank every couple weeks. I love driving it, especially in the snow and my friends love it. I couldn't ask for a better car =D It's my dream car! Beautiful 'blue moon' color. =) (Ps. Perfect chicks car hahah)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Garett writes:
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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5

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Fun to drive, great poise and power, extremely versatile

Cons

so-so mpg

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Porsche Spirit In A Daddy Wagon Body — I love my ugly car. It is essentially my "daddy wagon" + "porsche" mushed into one. I commute to work with it, carry my THREE kids around in it (yes 3 car seats), and use it for trackdays/rallyx/autox. The low end torque along with the AWD and poise makes daily driving fun, the 235 HP turbo charged engine really gives it spunk. The stock suspension is pretty soft, but I swapped in 22mm front and rear sway bars which really helped to reduce body roll and bring handling more neutral. 5-speed transmission is adequate. Pedals are situated well for heel-toe shifting. The wagon 5-door body means I can carry (although squishy compared to a van) my family of 5. The hatchback means I can move large bulky objects. The car is beautifully ugly. Great, Japanese reliability. MPG sucks... I get 22-23mph combined. Incredibly fun to drive.

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Bryan writes:
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited Review
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5

Pros

AWD, Turbo, Leather, Its a nice all-a-round package.

Cons

This car is known to have transmission troubles when it is upgraded.

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2006 Subaru Impreza Wrx Limited — I love this car! I bought it with only 14k on the odo. It is an great car with good performance and economy. While it is not as fast as an Sti model, it definitely gets better gas mileage. The AWD is amazing, once you drive one you will never go back.

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Ryan writes:
2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Wagon Review
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4

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Fun family outdoor car.

Cons

Lacks performance

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Perfect Car For Getting To And From — Acceleration is mild due to lack of turbo. Handles just the same as all Impreza family vehicles. Build Quality is amazing, no major repairs, some minor recalls. Exterior Appearance could use some work, but maintains family styling. Gas mileage could be improved on, but with owning this vehicle, one doesn't think about fuel economy.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jason writes:
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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5

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Very fun to drive

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None

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Great Permormance For The Price. — There is nothing that I can say bad about this car. This is the most fun car I have ever owned. The gas mileage is not the greatest, but that is the price you have to pay for the performance.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Dareq writes:
2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Wagon Review
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5

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Freak Yeah

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nothing

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Fun — Performance - Take your breath away Appearance - Wicked! Fun Factor -Total Fun Cost of Ownership - 20 city/ 29-30 hwy, basic maint. charges. Build Quality - better looking than the new ones!! fun to do upgrades on so you can have fun!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 Subaru Impreza Reviews

All Purpose Small Car By ccravotta3

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My 2012 Wrx Hatchback By Ben

This car is amazing, the acceleration is amazing, the braking is amazing, the handling is very precise. The build quality is pretty good, I had a minor transmission issue, but they fixed it under w... Read More

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2011 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Overall Good Reliable Car For 21k By pooderheads

Love the all wheel drive in winter, low maintenance, will last a long time like most subarus, parts are moderately priced, looks like WRX (hatch), great cargo space. Don't like the passenger front sea... Read More

Ilove The Car It Is Probably The Best Handeling Car I Ever Owned By geomanski

Not the best riding car but then it was never ment to be.It has power almost on demand I wanted to get the STI but when I drove the WRX it was a very close second and if I wanted more power the p... Read More

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2010 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Awesome By Craig

This care has never left me stranded! It is great in snow, ice, rain, or any other type of weather! The look is elegant and sophisticated. The interior has many options that make the car comfortable a... Read More

Great Little Car By jakereese

I just got this car a week ago so this will be a short review for now. First on the looks. I love the look of this car, I find myself checking it out often. Build quality: There are some noise whe... Read More

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2009 Subaru Impreza Reviews

09 Impreza By shawje

I love this car but with a growing family the small storage becomes an issue. Might be good as a second car. The AWD will get the car nearly anywhere you want. Power is sluggish until high up in rp... Read More

Wrausarex (please Keep Your Hands In The Vehicle At All Times). By Interceptor

One of best decisions I've made was trading in my 2004 WRX for an 09 WRX! Although I think my 04 looked Beefy like the Incredible Hulk... this WRX has the little niceties (MP3, Bluetooth - phone, Sat... Read More

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2008 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Fun, Dependable Commuter For Wintry Climates. By schlep1rock

Great commuter car. Buy a entry level sedan or hatchback and put in a new stereo and speakers if you like music. The value of this car cannot be matched. Sales and service staff at my local dealership... Read More

All Around Perfect For Weather And Cargo. By Prieta

I liked how comfortable I was taking this car off road to either go fishing or up in the mountains to go skiing. I loved the fact that I never once had any mechanical problems with it for the 25K mil... Read More

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