2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi User Reviews

2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Review Ratings

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  • 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" 31 reviews
"ride" 27 reviews
"handling" 16 reviews
"awd" 12 reviews
"speed" 11 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"expensive car" 8 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"rough ride" 4 reviews

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4

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just get it youll love it

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i dont hate this car is the bomb

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This Is The Best All Wheel Drive Best Handleing Car Ever — i love this car itis so fast and i think that evthis car has the best an every person should drive subarus. i loove whebn the winter comes for doing donuts.fyi this car is the best car to drive especialy when u put twin turbos lol.

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

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zerovacuum0hg writes:
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4

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Great for driving on country roads.  Best car to own before buying a track car.

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City driving very uncomfortable.  Factory OEM and aftermarket shops are not user friendly.  Parts are hard to get within reasonable timeframe.

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Great Starter Sports Car — Performance is great especially for drivers who want to make the transition to track. Not a very practical daily driver unless you have drove manual transmission your whole life. Perfect road car for back country road driving, not for passes at the drag strip. Keep this car out of the turner crowd unless that is your passion, and you have deep pockets. With basic bolt on's the car is plenty fast.

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

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hoodfe writes:
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5

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Awesome

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Still ride, but that's not really a con. Wind noise can get up there on the highway.

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Great 4-door "sports Car" For The Money! — What can I say, I love driving it! If you're looking for a practical yet spirited ride, look no further. Easy to work on and maintain. Also made a lot of friends just because of the groups out there for subies. Definite win, win!

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

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markgsa writes:
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As this being the STI model it is the ultimate family sedan. Excellent handling and extremely fun power.

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Only con is back seat is a little small and the back seat doesn't have a pass through.

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Fun, Quick, And Reliable — This car compared to my WRX, which is all stock, is a big jump in power and handling with all the added upgrades. It takes real well to power modifications if it is done correctly. This car has a 0-60 in less than 5 seconds, and can take corners like it is on rails. Very fun car to drive and Safe.

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

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wrxdude23 writes:
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AWD with great performance and handling

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It's a rough ride due to the sport suspension but overall there are no cons

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A Hell Of A Ride! — I've had this car for nearly seven years and it has been great. The power and performance is top-notch for a sub $34,000 car. This car is not only fast and fun to drive, it is reliable and a blast in the snow. For such a small car this thing can really handle it's own in the snow. A+ car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Eric writes:
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speeed its very fast

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no nos

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I Love My Car Best One Ive Ever Had — i love my car its one of the fastest i ever ownd and the nicest by it can never beat my skyline but its fast enough for me i love my car good on and off the track very good drift car too.

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

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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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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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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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Fun Factor, Appearance

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The noise when you turn off the engine. You pull the keys out but the engine will work until the Turbo cools down. And oh yeah. The rims too.

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Subaru Impreza Wrx Sti — Performance - Wonderful. The only problem is the low RPM. I got a larger RPM on a Corvette than on this thing. Build Quality - Well. It is a Rally car. What do you thing? :D Appearance - Everything is great but the rims are bad and ugly. Cost of Ownership - It doesn't need repairs very often. It need gas. TO MUCH GAS. Fun Factor - This baby can do lots of neat stuff. Donuts are fun. 4WD makes the kicking even better :)

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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Reviews

2004 Sti By mcusack336

wish it had a sunroof. the car handles very very well. Especially with upgraded coilovers. has plenty of power on tap to get you around traffic. Not a good first car for teenagers but more for older ... Read More

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I would recommend this car to anyone who loves driving. It has tremendous power and braking. In the winter there is nothing better than having no worries no matter what is thrown at you. The fuel m... Read More

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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Reviews

Its A Very Nice And Good Car. By ciscokid1

The car is very cool and very fun to drive. It has plenty of power and doen't lack on performance at all. The tinted windows are very nice not just so no one can look in but for the sun also. This car... Read More

Winter Weapon By winterfourever

A WRB STI was my boyhood dream car and it hasn't disappointed me! It's an absolute weapon in the snow and a blast to drive in all conditions. The engine has a good amount of power and the transmission... Read More

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2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Reviews

Amazing. By Simon

fully built up. bought it stock in 08 and now its a different car. went from 260 whp to 450 whp. 0-60 was 4.4 and now its around 3.5. completely changed the suspension setup, motor, exterior, interi... Read More

Impressive And Surprisingly Great By 07subarusti

I was really impressed with this car from day one. I get many compliments and it is nice to park and drive. The car is really fast and drives like it is on rails. The most surprising thing about th... Read More

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2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Reviews

Great All Around Car By Gabriel

Bought this car after my 240sx, 300zx, and GTI. I really enjoyed my time with it and totally regret selling it. I thought I no longer needed a fast car or stick shift. It turns out I was wrong. I ... Read More

About By gratefullife

Love the car, it is exciting to drive and rarely gets boring. It is an absolute blast to drive in the snow. And even in 6th gear, there is still enough to get out of it's own way and switch lanes. Read More

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2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Reviews

Very All-around Impressive By Subilover1

my Subaru impreza WRX STI is the best car I've driven, and I've driven some pretty amazing cars, anywhere from ferrari's to porsches! And you get 10x the performance for a fraction of the price, every... Read More

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