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By MW3304
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2006 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.5 i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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Bought with 33k on the clock. Can't go wrong with this one, peppy, planted, sips gas, good looking


Favorite Features

AWD=outstanding grip in the corners, off the line, and in all weather conditions


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2006 2.5i - 60,000 miles in.
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By turnersdad
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2006 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.5 i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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I have now had this car nearly 4 years of basically trouble free ownership. It has been a great commuter car. The AWD has been great in the Michigan winters, and the car has plenty of power even being a four cylinder. Gas mileage has averaged 22-24 mpg. This is our 2nd Subaru and has worked out well - enough so that we bought a 2010 forester last year. Just had first maintenance done for a cost of $900 - not bad for 4 years and 60,000 miles.


Favorite Features

AWD and decent power. Economical choice.


Suggested Improvements

Stereo is pretty weak, but that is a Subaru trade off.


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Great Little Car
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By Woodbyrne
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2006 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.5 i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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Got this used with 63k miles on it after losing my 2006 Vibe in a car accident. So far I am enjoying my purchase. My biggest gripe is that the back seat does not fold down but that was not enough to be a deal breaker for me. I just hate putting a trunk-mounted bike rack on the car. But it is a solid car. Very little road noise. Very good acceleration. Decent on gas but I knew it would not be great with the AWD. I would buy a Subaru again in a heartbeat but I am still nervous from buying it from a used car lot and not a Subaru dealer. Wish me luck.


Favorite Features

173 HP engine is unreal for a "non performance" compact car. Most are in the 130 HP range. Solid handling and road manners. Looks sharp and is not a cookie cutter car. Subaru reliability I hope.


Suggested Improvements

Probably already fixed by now with new models but I suggest a fold down rear seat. A real stereo system too.


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Quick small sedan with a crappy interior
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By mitchell
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2006 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.5 i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Owned the car for about 5 months so far. Before i bought it the dealership did rear pads and rotors along with timing belt replacement. It got horribly gas mileage in the winter time, i do a short commute, and let the car warm up, but i have never got this bad gas mileage. about 230 kms per 35-40 liters of premium. All seemed well until i had to replace both front wheel bearings a month ago, costing me over $1000 at a Subaru dealership. I suspect not many other repairs in the near future, and seems quite solid overall.


Favorite Features

power from the turbo, seating position ( can accommodate very tall drivers, i am 6'3" and the seat is not all the way back yet), frameless window/doors, AWD, very good looking


Suggested Improvements

fold down rear seats, better interior materials (cheap plastic, worse than civic's), remote trunk popper, better stereo, paint that doesn't chip so easily, a little more rear seat room


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Felt I was ripped off
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By Fastwrx415
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2006 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX TR 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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It's been an amazing car, really fun to drive, quick response, no turbo lag, AWD and need I say more. I've put in over $4k in mods. and it's a beast.


Favorite Features

2.5L turbo engine, quick spool time, acceleration, handling, AWD and crazy mods. Mods. And mods.


Suggested Improvements

Speakers stink, black side mirror could've been color matched, depending on driver, the stock clutch wasn't made to be abused. Climate control would've been nice. I know it's a TR, but paying over $20k, you would've expected a lil' more. Still a loyal subie guy.


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