2009 Subaru Impreza Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2009 Subaru Impreza against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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2009 Subaru ImprezaReview
11AlexxelA11 writes:
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Worst dealership. Liars. And sketchy! Don’t even think of buying your car here

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CaptKB writes:
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Bad odor so I didnt do a test drive, looks like moisture

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2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i PremiumReview
shawje writes:
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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

Pros: AWD - fantastic in winters, reliability

Cons: poor cargo capacity in trunk, stereo audio quality

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2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium HatchbackReview
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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

Pros: 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)

Cons: 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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2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium HatchbackReview
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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

Pros: My best car for now !!!

Cons: Nothing !!!

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2009 Subaru Impreza Outback SportReview
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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

Pros: handling, snow driving, Subaru reliability, looks

Cons: outdated 4-speed automatic gearbox, fuel efficiency

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2009 Subaru ImprezaReview
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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.)

Pros: Good Speed.

Cons: Oil cosumption.

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2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5iReview
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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.

Pros: Cheap Thrills.

Cons: Slower than possibly expected.

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2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i PremiumReview
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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

Pros: all wheel drive

Cons: door panels vibrate with speakers but they are gonna fix that

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2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5GTReview
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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.)

Pros: looks

Cons: needs a turbo

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The hatchback is a great car for a teenage driver. It has the roominess of a small SUV without the rollover risk, and all wheel drive is standard. Read More

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