2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Top Comparisons

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Displaying 21 - 30 of 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX 30 reviews.

2006 Subaru Impreza WRX TRReview
Konrad writes:
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Fantastic Wrx, Best One Yet! —

Fast, fun, agile, mean, way too much torque. Very affordable when compared to competitors. None of those fancy gadgets and toys can be found here... go buy a loaded Acura TL or Mercedes if you need those distractions. This is a great vehicle for those who want to stray away from the automatics. If you are considered a "youthful" driver but need an adrenaline rush type car without high insurance rates... the WRX will work. Gas efficiency needs work. It's bad enough that you have to use 91 octane. Also, do not compare this car based on class because it is pure performance. It really is a rally car. You definitely get your money's worth. Compare it to BMW's 3 series, a Mustang, and even Audi's A4 with Quattro... you'll realize what you have. This car was at the bottom of my list, but after driving it through corners and hitting 110mph in 4th gear, it was an automatic buy. If you want a car that has that "sleeper" look, then this is it. Another buying point: this car is pretty much a sports car but your insurance rate will not spike up... performance sedan with lots of rally safety features :) The TR trim with an added spoiler is all you need. Simple and mean... but nobody knows!

Pros: Unreal torque and performance. Love the grip!!  Sub 5 second 0-60 with less than $2000 in mods.

Cons: Miles/Gallon!  Paint is paper thin and there are a fair number of little rattles inside the car. You can tell Subaru didn't focus a great deal on the interior but hey its a rally car.  Needs a turbo boost gauge stock.

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2006 Subaru Impreza WRX BaseReview
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Imprexa 2.5 Wrx — I really love the performance and handling. That said it has the 2.5 litre engine and personally I miss the 2.0 litre burble :( The 2.5 litre engine gives that extra performance but it lacks the older engines character. With the price of older 2.0 ,odels dropping rapidly it's tempting to go for an older tuned Impreza.

Pros: performance handling

Cons: nothing really worth mentioning

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2006 Subaru Impreza WRX BaseReview
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Subaru Impreza 2.5 Turbo Wrx. — i bought the car brand new in march 2006, my first ever new car. The acceleration is very fast, handles like a dream. i want the brakes upgrading on mine coz get soft peddle after driving hard and fast in a short time, apart from that it's the best car i've ever owned. i can't help but smile when driving it. would recommend to anybody...

Pros: handles like it's on rails

Cons: quite heavy on fuel if driven hard and fast

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2006 Subaru Impreza WRX WagonReview
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Porsche Spirit In A Daddy Wagon Body — I love my ugly car. It is essentially my "daddy wagon" + "porsche" mushed into one. I commute to work with it, carry my THREE kids around in it (yes 3 car seats), and use it for trackdays/rallyx/autox. The low end torque along with the AWD and poise makes daily driving fun, the 235 HP turbo charged engine really gives it spunk. The stock suspension is pretty soft, but I swapped in 22mm front and rear sway bars which really helped to reduce body roll and bring handling more neutral. 5-speed transmission is adequate. Pedals are situated well for heel-toe shifting. The wagon 5-door body means I can carry (although squishy compared to a van) my family of 5. The hatchback means I can move large bulky objects. The car is beautifully ugly. Great, Japanese reliability. MPG sucks... I get 22-23mph combined. Incredibly fun to drive.

Pros: Fun to drive, great poise and power, extremely versatile

Cons: so-so mpg

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2006 Subaru Impreza WRX BaseReview
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2006 Wrx — I had an SRT-4 neon before my wrx, and have to say what a difference. The neon was quick, but the wrx handles like it's on rails, does not feel chinsey to drive, and looks oh soo sexy! The 0-60 is amazing...no tire spin definately is an advantage. Top end power isn't as great because of the all wheel drive, but will still pull right up to 120mph. The car is lowered 2 inches and still rides really smooth. No sqeaks at all. The two tone interior sets it off as well as a column mounted boost gauge to give you the race appeal. Shifter feels real solid going through the gears. For an all wheel drive car, gas mileage is pretty damn good. If you can keep your foot out of it, I usually get around 25mpg and it will go through any kind of weather as well. Fun to drive is an understatement. Subaru wrx's are not the cheapest cars out there, but for the money, once you drive one you will be hooked.

Pros: Great all around performance

Cons: --------

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2006 Subaru Impreza WRX LimitedReview
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2006 Subaru Impreza Wrx Limited — I love this car! I bought it with only 14k on the odo. It is an great car with good performance and economy. While it is not as fast as an Sti model, it definitely gets better gas mileage. The AWD is amazing, once you drive one you will never go back.

Pros: AWD, Turbo, Leather, Its a nice all-a-round package.

Cons: This car is known to have transmission troubles when it is upgraded.

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2006 Subaru Impreza WRX WagonReview
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'06 Wrx-great Practicality, Great Performance — although this wasn't the fastest car we've owned, it certainly was the most practical for a sports car. We were able to do everything from carrying full size pool tables home, to smoking 350zs down the strip. It was a blast, and the only reason we let it go was due to clutch pedal being too heavy, and it being a little too much power for her liking.

Pros: very fast, great handling, lots of torque, lots of storage capacity, lots of safety features

Cons: windows whistled at high speeds, clutch continued to get heavier as we broke it in.

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2006 Subaru Impreza WRX WagonReview
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Who Knew A Grocery Getter Could Be So Much Fun!!! — In like with the car - fun to drive, but it looks like a 17 yr olds car. OH - only uses PREMIUM fuel. Handles beautifully.

Pros: Performance, pick-up, beats everyone off the line

Cons: Takes PREMIUM fuel

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2006 Subaru Impreza WRX LimitedReview
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One Of The Best Performance Cars Money Can Buy —

This is my second subaru (impreza of course), and this is one terific car. For 2006-2007 Subaru really made the apperance on this car stand allot more then pervious years. For 06-07 you get a larger 2.5l turbo engine rated at 230hp and 235tq. Bigger 17 inch rims and tires, better steering ratio and a revised interior. Three models are also avaliable for this car the TR (tuner ready), WRX, and the WRX Limited which I have. The limited model inculdes leather interior, heated seats, heated windshielf wiper de-icer, and auto dimming mirror with homelink. This is also the only impreza model to feature Subaru's (and every enthusiasts choice lol) 4 speed automatic transmission over the standard 5 speed manual, which is standard on this car. Likes: Obviously this car is quick, handling is much improved over pervious models. 17 inch rims and tires look great, with Subaru painted in white on the red breaking calipers. Limited packages adds a great element of luxry. Car is pretty decent on gas though you have to run premium 93 octane. Dislikes: Very harsh and bumpy ride although this is expected on a performance car) (make sure to have a chiropractor on speed dial). Some of the interior is kind of cheap but this isnt a big issue. Overall love this car!!

Pros: Acceleration, Handling, Looks, Subaru enthusiast community is great too

Cons: Harsh ride, expensive tires, 93 octane gas can be expensive

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2006 Subaru Impreza WRX WagonReview
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It Just Might Be The Perfect Vehicle... — This car is absolutely amazing. It handles like a go-cart, has excellent thrust over 3,000 rpm's, and is an absolute hoot to drive. The ride is very firm - bordering on harsh - so if you require a plushy, Cadillac-like ride (like my Dad) you may want to look elsewhere. My only minor gripe is that the shifter is a little too "rubbery" for my tastes and could benefit from a touch more tightness and precision. While some people knock the styling, I think it looks great. (particularly the 2006-07 updates) As an everyday driver, the wagon version is extremely practical too. It can fit practically anything inside once you fold down the middle seats, gets about 27 - 30 mpg, and has an AWD system that's amazing in even the thickest snow. Build quality and reliablity are absolutely bullit-proof. Simply put, this is the perfect alternative to anyone who lives in the snowbelt of the North East, wants to enjoy some performance within their daily commute, and is (foolishly) considering an SUV.

Pros: Performance, handling, styling, excellent AWD system, wagon cargo capacity, calm demeanor under 2,500 rpm

Cons: None!

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Reviews From Other Years

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX Reviews

Review By alan

Its a nice looking vehicle, and is manual transmission, hatchback. Read More

Review By Taitum

Plain features but driving this car makes you feel in control and thats hard to find in a car now days not to mention the power it has and the rush it gives you when you even barely get into the throt... Read More

2013 Subaru Impreza WRX Reviews

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Wrx Hatchback Is Practical & Fun To Drive By Jesse

I have really enjoyed my WRX Premium Hatchback over the past two years. It has great power, looks stunning and is great in winter weather with snow tires. The summer tires from the factory provide go... Read More

2012 Subaru Impreza WRX Reviews

My 2012 Wrx Hatchback By Ben

This car is amazing, the acceleration is amazing, the braking is amazing, the handling is very precise. The build quality is pretty good, I had a minor transmission issue, but they fixed it under w... Read More

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Reviews

Review By Justin

Perfect no other words needed to describe the Subaru Wrx Read More

Review By Steven

Car was res good wish I could buy it Read More

2010 Subaru Impreza WRX Reviews

Impressive By scottyp19

great car, even for a family. regardless the mpg. great performance & power. leather interior with heated seats, power windows & locks. power seats would be nice, but not needed. handles great around ... Read More

My Scooby By Dallas

Performance is great. Build quality is pretty good, some rattles and signal is kinda funk. The exterior is great, sporty but not too attention grabbing. Interior is very clean and classy, but the so... Read More

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