2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi User Reviews

2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 67 reviews

  • Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 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: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"power" 30 reviews
"ride" 26 reviews
"handling" 16 reviews
"awd" 12 reviews
"speed" 10 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"expensive car" 8 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"rough ride" 4 reviews
"wing" 4 reviews

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junkspeach writes:
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Its an sti need I say more?

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If you have a hard time controlling your need for speed on winding roads.

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Wonderful Car. But It Can Get Annoying How Many Spoiled Rich Boys Who Wear Too Much White Own One. — Performance- Amazing. Great Power, great handling, beautiful exhaust note, very comfortable. Build Quality- Zero repairs but remember it can be hard to keep and opposed engine from burning a bit of oil later in its life due to the pistons sitting in the oil. Its common and very little. Appearance- I personally love the spoiler and hood scoop. Loved the blue interior seats and carpet. The gauges looked really good at night. Cost of Ownership- Pricey due to insurance and premium gas. Poor fuel mileage. And since its fun you tend to go through tires and brakes. You just cant help it. Fun Factor- Through the roof. Greatest AWD in my opinion for your buck. But be prepared for everyone (including the nice lady in the mini van) trying to race you at every stoplight when they see the spoiler. I call it spoileritus.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ed writes:
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Fast, safe, reliable, fast, quick, fast, AWD, fast... Did I mention it is fast?

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Insurance cost:(, speeding tickets and NEG2 tickts will add up quickly...

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Best Sports Car For The Money. Hands Down. Without A Doubt. — 0-60 : 4.8sec. 60-100: 3sec. 100-0 : 112Ft. Need I say much more? It's fast accelerating, quick to stop, and has a great top end speed. I hit 152mph in 5th gear at 5600rpms. Its build is top quality, it is pleasing to the eyes, It gets great mileage, and maintenance is cheap. Best of all, it is a blast to drive. I will never own another kind of car. I can drive offroad, in the snow, in the rain, and anywhere my life takes me, with the AWD. When the turbo kicks in at around 3350rpms, there is a sudden rush, as the car lurches forward, wanting more and more speed.

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

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Jason writes:
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Horespower and handling are insane, comfortable to drive, good gas mileage, not too expensive. Lots of upgrades available

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Hard not to drive fast when in this car

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Love This Car — Performance is outstanding. Love the way this car looks, gets awesome gas mileage even though its putting out 370 hp. Maintenance is a little pricey if you want to take care of it the right way, I only use Royal Purple oil and it about 10 bucks a quart. Extremely fun to drive. Fun to work on as well if you like installing aftermarket parts. Although aftermarket for this car is very pricey, I paid 600 for an ECU flash by Cobb Racing but it was well worth it to me.

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

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Roger writes:
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Amazing acceleration and control

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Touchy ABS makes the huge Brembo brakes not-so-reliable

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Sti - It's What Will Have You For Dinner. — AWD is a beautiful thing, especially when it moves a lightweight car with a lot of positive driver feedback. The STI really does it all. It accelerates at a cheek-tearing rate; handles with sublime control - the car is designed to drift and lets you know exactly when and how it's doing it; stops on a dime - though I think the ABS sensor is a little too touchy and for serious driving might need to be turned off; and it looks sexy if you can get over the park bench of a spoiler on the rear, which actually grew on me dramatically though it provides almost zero down force/functionality. The overall 5-star rating is there because this is a well-built car with a superb drivetrain, which negates the fact that the ABS is touchy and the ride is about as comfortable and quiet as riding in a Sherman tank. This car was not built to be comfortable, daily-driving amenities limited to cruise-control and a 6-disc changer. What it was built to do is go freaking fast and control in a 4-wheel drift like its champion older brother in the world's rally scene. Though I rarely break traction, the straight-line fun still makes me grin every time I drive it. Go ahead, pull up next to me at a light and see what happens. AWD sees to it I have traction and my close-ratio gearbox will pull away like you're standing still.

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Troy writes:
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fun to drive and great performance

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no cons

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Amazing Car, You Should Buy It — This car has great performance will run good for along time, this car has needed very few repairs since i bought it but i suggest checking it every year for major problems, the appearance of the car is really good but would change the skirts and the back and rear bumper, this car has afordable gas mileage and is worth the cost, this car is amazingly fun to drive especialy because it comes with a stock turbo

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

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Kyle writes:
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4

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Controlled chaos

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Tired of seeing microsoft geeks driving my whip.

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Have Your Cake And Eat It To. — Can't beat the performance for the buck, accelerates hard brakes harder. The fun factor is unbelievable, but the wife doesn't think so. Oh yeah, it's not cheap to maintain. If you want to be a hooligan and drive hard expect be using a lot of clutch. Launching an AWD turbo car is death to clutches so are dead end road 180's on tarmac.

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

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Pawel writes:
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everything

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non

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Sti — Great car is someone does't like comfort :) Absolutely awesome performance and sound. Precise, fast and responsive. Considering the advanced engineering technology it contains, the WRX STI is dirt cheap. It's also just about as close to a real racing car as you’d ever want to drive around town. Much more than just a boy racer, in competent hands the STI is capable of truly astonishing performance.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dominic writes:
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Performes great all time.

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there is no reason to avoid it.

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One Of The Best Built Cars In The World — A very well all rounded car. Very safe for passengers, Comfortable ride, The ability to get faster by adding after-market parts is great. The car is very fun to drive, once you dominate driving such a car you are a really good driver.

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

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Charis writes:
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Grip, Power, Reliability, Performance

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Fuel consumption

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My06 Jdm Impreza Sti — Fast entering and exiting a corner and in the straights inbetween, even when its rainining. Phenomenal grip, excellent reliability, distinctive sound. Excellent performance from a standstill or a roll all wrapped in an aggressive exterior. Very fun to drive especially in uphill and downhill roads!

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

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Francis writes:
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Fun to drive, powerful, very good overall performance

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Interior assembly quality, gas mileage

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A Rally Car For Everyday Use — Awesome car !! Very sporty, handle very well and has a lot of power even stock. AWD very useful in winter. No major repair until now. The biggest negatives point in my opinion is the interior assembly. I don't think you would be able to find a used wrx without squeaks and rattles in dash area. Cost of owneship is high but it's a performance car you have to expect this. That car is incredebily fun to drive and very very beautiful

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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