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2006 Subaru Impreza Sedan - Consumer Reviews

2006 Subaru Impreza Sedan

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What a great car...
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By Cabriniman
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2006 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX TR 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This is such a great car! I have been looking for an all-around performer that is easy on the wallet and this is it. I don't know of any other cars in which you get a four door, turbo charged, all wheel drive, reliable, and super fun ride for around $23,000. I test drove a 2005 WRX last summer and was sorely disappointed. Way too much turbo lag. The 2006 virtually eliminates that problem and you have more choices. I love that this car is a "stealth speeder" without the spoiler too. This car has a great ride and handles well. I actually get decent gas mileage too (25-27 regularly). I highly recommend at least a test drive as I was completely blown away with the 2006!


Best Features

The power is great. I like the shifter too. It is really nice to not have a spoiler (aka: cop bait) on the back too. I like the seats (I may be alone on that one). The price was sweet too. $23,000 is a not unusual price for a TR model WRX.


Worst Features

The radio is a little cheapish. I worry that I will burn through tires quickly as it is easy to drive fast through the mountain roads I travel on for fun!


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Great performer, for the price
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By Sypher
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2006 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX TR 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Ignore all the reviews for the car and look at it like this. You can get these for 23K out the door if you're good. It's got the STI 2.5 liter in it. Ebay TurboBack exhaust $500, STi Intercooler $300, Cobb Accessport (ECU) $650, STI Turbo Ebay ($400), you now have 280 horsepower to the wheels and will smoke stock STI's and EVO's and get the same gas mileage, for oh, say less then two grand, bringing the total price to $25 grand and you have STI speed ...WOW. $25K is still lower then sticker on a base WRX ... Nuff said, this car has more potential then the older WRX's and any other car out there in the same price bracket, period. :)


Best Features

Engine. That's about it; the interior seats stinks, buy some used STI seats and you'll be happy. VERY quiet ride as well. No road noise what so ever.


Worst Features

LOWER THE CAR, the stock suspension stinks, it has way to much body roll and makes you feel uneasy. Also the brakes need improvement, Just change to stainless steel lines and new pads and you'll have equal breaking performance with an STI. for $400. :)


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Fantastic Ride!
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By Love this car!!
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2006 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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If you're looking for a really fun car to drive with performance and good looks to spare- this is it. I was once considering purchasing the new Civic Si, but after driving both of them, it was a no-brainer. Great bang for buck value too. There are of course a few things I would improve upon, but overall I love this car.


Best Features

Acceleration, handling, great looks and the endless compliments from random people that see me driving it. Stereo sounds pretty good too - got it with the subwoofer option. Deceivingly large trunk space. Nice looking 17" wheels (comes stock) with painted brake calipers.


Worst Features

More 12v accessory outlets - it only has one. Wish the whole back seat would fold down; only the center armrest folds down.


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Great Car For 22K
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By Julian
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2006 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX TR 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This car is fast, very reliable, very tunable though fast from the factory. Getting it over 300 hp is very simple. It drives perfect in whatever terrain you put it in. For the money I don't feel any car comes close, Cobalt SS or Evo ($30G is too much). Running 13.86 stock into the low 13s now. Great car for the money, they will be coming out with a new model in two years but with the 2.5 motor, great seats, and endless possibilities with the aftermarket, this car is a go.


Best Features

2.5 liter top mount intercooled turbo motor. Endless possibilities.


Worst Features

it's the basic package, everything is fine, though the car sits high in front. doesn't look too good.


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Amazing performance car for the money!
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By Chiketkd
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2006 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX TR 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I test drove the '06 WRX TR as well as an '05 Legacy GT and '05 Mazda RX-8. The WRX was the hands-down winner due to its perfect blend of performance and utility. I have lots of room for my son's carseat in the back (latch hooks are a great convenience) and the trunk is extremely roomy when lugging his stuff around. Acceleration is unbelievable, the new 17" wheels & brakes are amazing and handling at the limit is very predictable. A switch to better tires than the stock all-seasons is a must. I'm getting around 25mpg in mixed city/highway which is spectacular for a car capable of 0-60 in ~5.5secs and a 1/4 mile in the upper 13's. For a car costing around $24K, this is an amazing bargain!


Best Features

Acceleration, handling, braking, utility & fuel economy.


Worst Features

Better factory tires.


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