2006 Subaru Impreza Overview

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2006 Subaru Impreza Overview

Polish for "party," the Impreza is a sporty, all-wheel drive, compact sedan or wagon with a focus on performance, particularly in its racing-oriented WRX models. Some engine changes, exterior tweaks, and renamed trims are the major changes for the 2006 Subaru Impreza.
The base model has been changed from the RS to the 2.5i and is powered by the 2.5-liter, flat-4 engine at 173-hp. Nothing too exciting. The good news for driving enthusiasts is the new turbo 2.5 DOHC flat-4 in all WRX trims, which gets 230-hp in WRX, WRX Limited, and the new WRX TR. The speedy WRX STi uses the same engine to hit 300-hp. Torque peaks much sooner in the WRX lineup, and new brakes and improved steering ratio add to the performance enhancements. A 5-speed manual is standard across the line, and a 4-speed auto tran is optional on the base model. The WRX STi comes with a 6-speed manual only. Also new in the 2006 Impreza is a new WRX TR, which is a pared down and less expensive WRX, combining racing performance with the basic features of the regular 2.5i. Like the STi, it comes in sedan only. All other WRX trims and the 2.5i come in sedan or wagon. There is also an Outback Sport wagon. The new WRX Limited is a luxury version, with heated leather seats, power sunroof, and heated mirrors.
On the outside, the 2006 Impreza gets a the new tri-section mesh grille, new taillights, and new headlights. The STi reduces the outlandish size of its hood scoop. No surprise that the WRX engine is a crowd-pleaser, offering lots of power and speed. Acceleration is immediate, handling and maneuverability are top-notch, even in the 2.5i. All-wheel drive is always rated highly. Complaints focus on the small backseat, a noisy engine, a subpar stereo, and cheap-looking interior materials.

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    James Hendricks
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    2006 Subaru Impreza Electrical Problem

    an on going issue I have had is that the e break light, abs light, and battery light all surge on along with all of the lights my car. Just the past couple weeks though the lightbulb from my head ...

    18 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    Bryant Pauley
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    2006 Impreza 2.5i

    Will JDM EJ20 n/a work with my 2.5i heads with the active valves? Reason why is I had a rod Thur the block

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    JimDD
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    Cable Stretching Noise Subaru Impreza

    When I turn the steering wheel left or right at a stop mostly, but also when moving slow, it sounds like a cable stretching across metal.

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    Bluemoon8
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    My 2006 Impreza Makes A Chattering Sound In The Front End When Making A Tur...

    Chattering sound in front end when making a turn in either direction.

    38 views with 6 answers (last answer 6 months ago)
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