We've owned a 1996 Subaru Impreza Outback (manual) - awesome. A used 1996 Subaru Legacy - good (manual) started collapsing at 151K), now the 2004 Subaru Impreza TS Wagon automatic. I'm not impressed. It eats gas (23 mpg average). It's expensive to maintain. We couldn't buy it with side body guards. It doesn't have a key for the trunk. If the electric goes, we have no trunk. There's been a ticking (in different gears) with the car since we bought it. The Subie dealer said it's a known issue with the pistons and is not considered a problem. Is that really true? If it's not a problem, why did they "fix it" in the 2007 model.
Pickup is great when needed - it should be! It's cute.
Compare maintenance costs to the comps like Hondas or Toyotas and get the least expensive. Put the keylock on the trunk. The hubcaps are still absolute junk. Spruce up the interior Fix the seats - make them comfortable. Don't know how long this car will last and have concerns about it.
I'm from Québec province,close from
Montréal and here the weather isn't
particuliary great, especially during
winter and that's why I purchased this
car and so far I'm convinced of my
choice! This is the best affordable
AWD, and a true one like the Audi's,
in his class, a lot better then the
Matrix/Vibe. Only if this car have
AWD.Equipments,Road endling.Very good
the look! both in and outside. Sound
system. Gas consumption in the city.
My experience with my '03 2.5 TS has
been great. I have upgraded my OEM
15's to 2002 stock wrx 16's. The
impact, although minor, has been
great. lighter/tighter feel. will be
upgrading to a cobb exhaust soon.. My
issues are, the crappy stock cd player
they give you. i've already had to
replace my first one under warranty.
the second one is better but it still
has issues with playing burned cd's.
and the sound at interstate speeds is a
little loud. kind of light body frame
as well, not safe feeling.
handling, acceleration, performance,
Add some more interior cabin deadening
material to make it more quiet. better
stock cd player and speakers. improved
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.