2009 Subaru Impreza User 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

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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 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

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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 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 Review
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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 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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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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2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5GT Review
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looks

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needs a turbo

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Awesome — great car just got it and love it. looks great and runs great. could use alittle more power but i can take care of that. service has been great. I also race a subaru and know what they can do

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

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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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2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport Review
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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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Reviews From Other Years

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

I Bought This Car Used And It Was The Right Car At The Right Price And So Far Extremely Enjoyable. By Micah

Drove this car to Va. this past Tuesday,got 32mpg and I was rollin' most of the time on I95 I was doin' 80 and had to look around to make suer there were no troopers.Great ride smooth with plenty of 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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