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" 4 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"rough ride" 2 reviews

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Ashlee writes:
2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Review
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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

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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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Larry writes:
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited Wagon Review
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i like its spacious, its fun to drive, and its sorta fast

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maintance... i thought i was buying a family car, but i ended up buying someone's problem

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Never Again — 0-60 in 5.6 sec, braking 50 ft brake from 0-60 goes to 232 ft, handles tight turns at 55 mph... needed repairs - transmission twice, front and rear diff, csv valve replaced, ecu twice reprog, driver side eng mounts replaced, new clutch, flywheel and heavy duty gear ratio, turbo reset, spools at 3,700 now then use to 2,100 interior, black leather, heated seats, moonroof, heated mirrors, kenwood deck, lanzar 300 amp, rockford prime 10in, red light gear shifter in dash cost of car - 33,000 cost of repairs - around 12,000 spent- -10,000 milage, without turbo 22/25 with turbo 16/20 maintence - 230 every 3 months, 920 a year ( not including repairs needed to be done) still a fun car to drive...if you can afford it, then own one

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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h20polodude writes:
2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Wagon Review
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Good power, handling and safety. Great MPG for an AWD vehicle.

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

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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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Keith366 writes:
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited Review
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Acceleration, Handling, Looks, Subaru enthusiast community is great too

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Harsh ride, expensive tires, 93 octane gas can be expensive

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One Of The Best Performance Cars Money Can Buy — This is my second subaru (impreza of course), and this is one terific car. For 2006-2007 Subaru really made the apperance on this car stand allot more then pervious years. For 06-07 you get a larger 2.5l turbo engine rated at 230hp and 235tq. Bigger 17 inch rims and tires, better steering ratio and a revised interior. Three models are also avaliable for this car the TR (tuner ready), WRX, and the WRX Limited which I have. The limited model inculdes leather interior, heated seats, heated windshielf wiper de-icer, and auto dimming mirror with homelink. This is also the only impreza model to feature Subaru's (and every enthusiasts choice lol) 4 speed automatic transmission over the standard 5 speed manual, which is standard on this car. Likes: Obviously this car is quick, handling is much improved over pervious models. 17 inch rims and tires look great, with Subaru painted in white on the red breaking calipers. Limited packages adds a great element of luxry. Car is pretty decent on gas though you have to run premium 93 octane. Dislikes: Very harsh and bumpy ride although this is expected on a performance car) (make sure to have a chiropractor on speed dial). Some of the interior is kind of cheap but this isnt a big issue. Overall love this car!!

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Bryan writes:
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited Review
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5

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

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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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Marcus writes:
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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4

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Great handling, lots of go power. A blast to drive

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Interior is a little spartan. Just the basics, but what is there is done well.

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I Love This Car. — Been driving this car for over four years now. It's been a lot of fun, and it has been very practical for me. I'm getting a little older now and I think I might like something a little more comfortable, but otherwise no complaints. BTW, I'm 6'3" and this car fits me very well, both in leg and headroom.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bobby writes:
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX TR Review
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Speed, Power, AWD

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Nothing to hate.

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Awesome! — This car is very fast, I love the power every time I get in it. Gas mileage is the only downside for me but it is worth it because its so much fun to drive. I would recommend imprezas to anyone.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Karlos writes:
2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Review
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picks up really quick… in the snow its awesome… its really stable when over 90mph… so and so….

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that i can't add speakers to the space behind the back seat

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My Subie. — i really like the subaru impreza 06 and 07 because of the look the power and speed its a plus i also like that it doesn't loos value compare with other cars… the only onereazon I'm selling my car its that i always waned to have a car with turbo… and i don't want to do it to this one… can't afford it to be true… besides i got to car and i need something bigger… but this car has everything you look in a car its fast, looks good, its comfortable back and front side, easy to upgrade…. i really love the subie….

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

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David writes:
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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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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Konrad writes:
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX TR Review
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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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1993 Subaru Impreza Reviews

My Dream Car I Inally Own By Michel

rhd wrx 2.o l turbo awd 5 speed manual alot of fun insane acceleration withe the 4.444 gear ratio,unbeatable in snow,cops dont look at it.suspension is just hard enough not hard on gaz if u dont pus... Read More

Frankenrex By Mark

1993 WRX-RA with version 4 STi engine and gearbox, version 6 rear R180 LSD diff, Link G4, AVO intercooler, 650cc Sard injectors, SX reg, dash 8 fuel lines, HKS EVC-S boost controller, Possum Bourne do... Read More

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1994 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Just For Fun By Aiew

Performance - Great Power, break and handling Build Quality - She's quite old and need to be touch up Appearance - Looks like an old JDM Cost of Ownership - 5-6 km/L, maintenance is quite low Fun Fa... Read More

My Impreza From 94' By Fazakas

it is a good car,i like it!accelerating good but the top speed is not so mutch.built quality:many parts make noises...The cost of ownership is lowww.fun factor:yes,is fun to drive this car,i love it! Read More

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1995 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Subarus Are The Best!!! By SUBARU4EVER

I love how reliable this car is!!! I will ALWAYS own a Subaru because of how reliable and sturdy they are! This car can take you far and does well on the highway with mileage. This car can go for 2... Read More

Imprexa Wrx Beast By Michelle

280bhp+ means fun every time you drive her, mint acceleration, handling and braking. Old style body shape but still looks beaut. minor work been needed to body due to age but cheap-ish and easily sort... Read More

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1996 Subaru Impreza Reviews

The Super Sube By henry_s

Overall very happy with this car. It was my first ride ever, so it'll always remain near and dear. Like any car, keep up with maintenance and it will reward you. If you live in an area with snowy wint... Read More

I'll Never Look At Another Make Car Again Scoobies Are In My Blood By Craig

This car is great fun to drive the performance and accelaration are second to none. As hopefully you will agree i have modified this car in a tastefull way. Every where i go i get comments and looks f... Read More

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1997 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Amazing, Long-lasting, Fun Suby! By yaboycrispee

I love this car. It's amazingly fun to drive, especially considering it's my first stick! Wouldn't trade this car for anything -- I'll use it til it gives up on me! 90k miles roughly, drives like new.... Read More

Good Value By Nine99

I took it to 225,000 miles before it was totaled in 2012. I should have gotten another 2 years (18 years of service life) out of it before the body rust would be beyond repair. The windshield could no... Read More

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