2009 Subaru Impreza User Reviews

2009 Subaru Impreza Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 27 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"ride" 12 reviews
"power" 12 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"awd" 6 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews

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2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport Review
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4

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A stylish, attractive little warm hatch (not quite "hot"); The rear seats fold down 60/40 for a great amount of cargo capacity; Looks just as good--if not better--with the racks taken off (an incredibly easy process); Clear tail lights are a nice touch; 17" wheels look good and drive well

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Legroom in the back seats is...lacking; The automatic is only a 4-speed; "Manu-matic" shifting is less than smooth unless you really treat it like a stick with respect to being on and off the accelerator at the right times and in the right amounts; Leather seats, but the vast majority of the interior is plastic; Not quite as powerful or zippy as I'd like--granted, I'd like a WRX STI; Subaru's conversion to equal-length headers has left newer models completely devoid of that pretty Boxer Engine purr; No cup holders in the back seat; Nitrogen-filled tires might be all well and good, but finding places to fill them is obnoxious

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In My Experience, You Can't Go Wrong With Any Subaru, And This Is No Exception. — I got this little girl for $18.5k (before extended warranty) with plenty of options, 2 years old, with less than 12k miles on it--practically brand new. A Subaru is no stranger to 200k miles, so she's looking to be a fantastic investment. A 2.5i and symmetrical AWD (of course) do the trick for getting to the slopes in the southern Appalachians (site of my hometown), navigating Atlanta traffic (site of my graduate school), and every bit of the drive in between.

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Andrew writes:
2009 Subaru Impreza WRX Premium Review
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Bang for your bucks? you betcha!

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hold on to your drivers license, very easy to go too fast

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Out Of All The Cars Ive Ever Owned, Aussie, Euro,british This Is The Most Fun For Your Money — i waited 15 years to get my first Rex, i drove one of the first in Australia 15yrs ago. just a few low cost mods and it is better than the STi (more power, torque, less insurance!!!) 9.8litres /100Km city driving.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Andrew writes:
2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Review
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Cheap Thrills.

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Slower than possibly expected.

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Cheap Thrills That Smack Back. — Performance - The acceleration is acceptable for a non-turbo AWD car. Braking is really nice and responsive. Handling couldnt be better. It will take corners faster than my dad's BMW. Build Quality - No bad things to speak of. Appearance - Much better than that of the 2.5i hatchback. Paprika Red Pearl colored paint looks a lot better than it sounds. Cost of Ownership - 25mpg city, 30-32mpg highway Fun Factor - a BLAST to drive. The manual tranny is a must. It will take anything you can throw at it, but the speed is that only department in which it is lacking. If you're looking to buy, spring for the WRX.

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Tyler writes:
2009 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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performance, appearance, fun factor

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performance upgrades are expensive

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Wrx=fun — Performance- AWD is amazing on the subi's. Very quick car for the money. Good handling, slightly stiff for my taste.0- 60 in 4.7. Build Quality- Runs strong, no problems. Appearance- Very sleek car. Fits the look of todays cars. Changed alot from old but i love it. Cost of Ownership- Gas mileage isnt too bad especially when staying out of the turbo. Can get slightly over 30 MPG hwy. Fun Factor- If you ever get a chance to drive it, take it. Blows your mind for a stock tuner.

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

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Eric writes:
2009 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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Accleration

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nothing

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Buy A Subie!! — My Subaru Impreza WRX is amazing, it handles great, it acclerates great, and it looks good. I do not dislike anything about my car. I have gotten about 20-25 MPG, it is a very fun car to drive. Everyone should buy a Subaru

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium Review
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all wheel drive

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door panels vibrate with speakers but they are gonna fix that

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09 Impreza — Like the car cant wait to try it out in the snow. Wish i had gotten a stick shift though cause i dont like the cvt automatic transmissions. So far so good ive only owned the car for a month now.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tiffany writes:
2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Review
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It is an all around car for any activity you're into

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It's not the sexiest machine around...

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Bottom Line, Subaru's Are The Way To Go! — It has enough get up to where the gas mileage is decent, however I would prefer a it to be faster like the WRX. The turning is amazing and I love the handling all together! It feels safe and is comfortable as well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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shawje writes:
2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium Review
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AWD - fantastic in winters, reliability

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poor cargo capacity in trunk, stereo audio quality

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09 Impreza — 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 rpm range.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Interceptor writes:
2009 Subaru Impreza WRX Premium Review
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0-60 5.0-5.2 seconds!!! Sleeper most people have no idea how quick it is.  When you really get on it once the turbo kicks in you've got "G's" :-)    ...what a blast.  The quality is the same as the BMW owned previously without the stuffiness.  It's simply FUN!

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Way to easy to speed (look out for Barney).  I'd never promote speeding except on a closed course.  My treat is entering the highway (poof!).  Wheel color is a mystery (Subaru will only advise it's gray)!  Really! I'd Love to know why the wheel color is so mysterious.

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Wrausarex (please Keep Your Hands In The Vehicle At All Times). — 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, Satellite Radio) which as I become older learn to appreciate more & more. The Dunlop's SP Sport 01 seems to be lasting longer than my old WRX (Bridgestone Potenza's). Both tires are very noisy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Albin writes:
2009 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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the handling and acceleration

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the prize

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Great Car — I love this car! In first gear around 3500 rpm when the turbo hits you get thrown back into your seat. Tht is an amazing feeling. It corners like nothing else i have driven before. I havent had enough time to write a full review yet.

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2013 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Sexy Beast By Xaviernator1000

I love the handling couldn't ask for better great for those ralley roads and amazing in the snow can definitely have some fun in it. It has a very unique look to the car which I love. Great car overa... Read More

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2012 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Fully Functional And Fun Car By Sean

I love being able to pack up the car and go camping. With the subaru I can fold all the seats down and i have ample room for what i bring. I have also fit six people in this car with a cooler. With th... Read More

I'm Really Surprised More People Don't Own These. By WizUnderWater

I HAD to buy a 4WD to get up our hill. Sadly had to get rid of my Mustang. Bought the Impreza because it wasn't as "boxy" as the other small SUVs. Since it was based on the car it was zippy, corne... 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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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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