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 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

shawje
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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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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.

Interceptor
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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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2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium Hatchback Review
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All wheel drive,
• Vehicle dynamics control,
• Front, front side, and side curtain air bags,
• Active head restraints,
• 4-wheel anti-lock,disk brakes with brake assist,
• Tire pressure monitor,
• Security system with engine immobilizer,
• Day time running lights,
• 2.5 L SOHC engine,
• 4-speed auto transmission with sport shift,
• AC with air filtration,
• AM/FM with 6 CD changer,10 speakers, auxiliary audio jack,
• Cruise control,
• Tilt steering wheel,
• Power door locks,
• Dual power mirrors,
• 60/40 split fold down rear seat,
• Remote keyless entry system,
• Power moon roof,
•12 spoke alloy wheels,
• Fog lights,
Leather steering wheel with audio controls.
25 mpg (mixed driving hi-way and town)

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Parking lot dings on the side doors.  Driver side rear bumper heavy scratch.  All wheel drive is nice but does hurt gas milage

2009Subaru
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I Drove This Car For About 20,000 Miles Mainly To Work. I Retired And Don't Need It Anymore. — The car handles very well , gets OK gas mail age and has a outstanding sound system. The car is well built with tight seams and low road noise. I had the car serviced at recommended service intervals at the Subaru dealer. I enjoy driving it. Handles well and accelerates very nicely. You feel very safe in the car and it is fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium Hatchback Review
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My best car for now !!!

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Nothing !!!

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Impreza 2009 Hatchback 2.5i — Build Quality - Subaru = Fiability Appearance- Stock but atractive Fun Factor - This car was very fun to drive Performance - Pretty good for a H4 n/a This is my first real car and this car was pretty sport with the manual transmission. :P

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2009 Subaru Impreza WRX Premium Review
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The WRX is the best performance bargain on the market. I don't know of any turbo charged AWD boxer engine cars for under $45 grand. These cars are easy to tune and adding a performance exhaust unlocks 20%+ horse power instantly. The car is comfortable and a good daily driver, which makes it much more enjoyable during the weekly commute than a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. The seats are comfortable. The only downside is the interior, but if you wanted "Kultur" and performance, you would pay up for an Audi. M3, or Porsche!

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Budget car plastic interior in certain areas to control costs.

reaktionar
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Compact Sedan That Can Transport The Family With Coupe Sports Car Performance. — The price point of the WRX model is unbeatable for an AWD car and the engine build quality of Subaru. I can say that after 23000 miles, I have had no problems besides the routine maintenance. Change oil, filter, and fluids at the proper intervals and this car will last a long time.

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2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport Review
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handling, snow driving, Subaru reliability, looks

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outdated 4-speed automatic gearbox, fuel efficiency

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Godd Little Car, Could Improve In Some Areas — I've owned my 09 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport for 6 months now. I like the car overall, which has good looks and great handling. I had never driven in the snow before, but I did try the car in upstate NY (Hudson valley) this winter: no problem at all. I had only the stock all season tires but I could drive to work in an unplowed road with more than a foot of virgin fresh powder. You have to drive carefully of course, but the car never slips or surprises you in any bad way --except if you feel playful, like I felt. I was freaking out driving in the snow but I got myself the perfect car for it. It's not a snow tank (low-ish ground clearance) but it will still take you out of your driveway and beyond on unplowed roads. That being said it's a hatch --gotta love that to like the car at all. I prefer hatches anyway, and the cargo room is the same than in the sedan, except more accessible (and the sedan's trunk is not even flat (check for yourself)). Interior space is good but I confess I rarely if ever have someone in the backseat. Power comes from the classic subie 170HP boxer engine, which is OK given the weight of the car. I'd say it's probably enough for most people, including myself, but I sometimes like to feel a rush of instant power (for fun or safety) and the Subaru doesn't deliver that. The fault lies in the primitive gearbox, which shifts and downshifts correctly, but is just not modern. Subaru stuck to a 4-speed (sic) while modern cars today regularly get 6- to 8- speeds in automatic versions. The result is sub-par acceleration and sub-par fuel economy. It's a shame because again the car looks good and sporty, the handling is fantastic, and the only letdown is the gearbox. I hear they will improve the gearbox on the new 2012 model, but I'm not sure. Besides, the car is comfortable; I have several back problems and I never feel tired or hurt in anyway in this car's seat. I hear Subarus are very reliable but at the present I can't testify on that. Their warranty is good and covers many things, but the maintenance is expensive ($220 for the 22,500 miles maintenance --but that's my dealer's fault). Overall I like the car very much. Outside of a modern gearbox, I wish it was a little more on the quiet side on the freeway, that it would get better fuel economy, and that I didn't have a mild but annoying sound coming from the dash (my pet peeve). the ratings I gave represent my appreciation of the car, a bit on the harsh-ish side, and when I didn't know I gave 3 stars (as in reliability, family car and back seats)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2009 Subaru Impreza WRX Hatchback Review
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You like to drive

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You don't know how to drive

kylemiller33
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One Word: Fun — Excellent car, just a blast to drive and is built like a tank. The all wheel drive is incredible, no issues at all in the snow, powers through slush and snow like a champ. Overall am very, very pleased with the car and love it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Good Speed.

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Oil cosumption.

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Have Fun With The Car. — Well for me,in performance in can be a little bit better.The handling is kinda smooth actually.Build quality,well actually i have nothing to say about it.For appearance,it can make a little more sporty.well like a mustang.Make it a little bit more fiercer.For the gas of mileage.Can't take it.Uses too much oil.Well the car is actually fun to drive but they can improve it more on performance wise.

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

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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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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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2013 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Overall Very Positive But If Oil Consumption Probs Continue, I Will Sell It. By Ricardo2030

Number 1 rated compact car by Consumer Reports but the oil consumption issues were not revealed when purchased used from a dealer when the car was 6 months old. Very enjoyable car to drive with plent... Read More

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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