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Not quite a 944 Turbo, but that's alright with me
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By khalils
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2007 Subaru Impreza WRX 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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My 2007 WRX Wagon replaced a 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo. I wanted a car that was a well-rounded and sporty daily driver but with all season reliability, better utility, and lower maintenance costs. The WRX does not have the handling prowess, balance, and speed of the Porsche. In spite of too much weight forward, it a taut handling car and fun to drive in the twisties. Its good in snow, gets decent gas mileage, and has yet to have any mechanical problems whatsoever after 31k miles. I am extremely satisfied with the car. I dumped the RE-92s that came stock on the car and mounted some decent rubber, the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S. That made a big, positive difference.


Favorite Features

Turbocharged engine and AWD are great in the mountains. Functional utility of the wagon design, short wheelbase, taught suspension, free revving boxer engine. With a dedicated set of real snows, not much short of a snowdrift can stop it.


Suggested Improvements

Reverse gear can be balky. Interior is a little tinny and could be more refined. Shortly after buying the car, the cruise control stalk developed a loose buzzing that was not fixed. It drives me nuts and is usually fixed with a rubber band. Not the car's best feature.


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Last of the cool body styles
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By chris
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2007 Subaru Impreza WRX 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I have had an 02, 05, and an 05 STI, and the 07 is the best. STI ride is punishing, this provides a good balance. good daily driver, with the new 2.5L engine, VVT, and lower RPM torque and HP, feels faster than previous years, and don't have to wind up the motor for the power at low ends. mpg- with a stick, you can coast, i average 24-25 mpg combined.


Favorite Features

Sharpest seats of any year WRX, new engine, painted calipers are eye catching, wagon makes it handy. More aggressive bold style than the 08-09


Suggested Improvements

WRX emblem on grille and seatbacks, (will be on new 2009, i see), cooler exhaust note, more room in back seat.


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A Good Buy!
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By TomQ
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2007 Subaru Impreza WRX 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I was looking for a fun car that is unique and practical. The WRX Wagon is fun, unique, and practical for sure. The power is enough for the street and having fun at a track. The all wheel drive can make a bad driver look good :o) (i appreciate that) It is reliable and robust. Designed from rally roots, it's a beast on dirt roads too. Being a sports car, Subaru did not add sound dampening, which means if you are on a tar and gravel road, you will hear it, but this reduction in weight is a plus overall.


Favorite Features

The hatch, the turbo, the all wheel drive, and the roof rack. I am currently fixing up a house, and have often loaded the back with large items (doors, etc). The turbo makes driving fun again. The all wheel drive comes in handy in rain or snow. I bike a lot, so I needed a roof rack too.


Suggested Improvements

The stock stereo leaves much to be desired. I think they should replace it with something that matches the rest of the car's performance.


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First Subbie Ever
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By Brandon
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2007 Subaru Impreza WRX 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This car is fast, tight, solid and very nimble responds well and has plenty of room for a weekend get away. I needed a car to throw all my surfing gear into and this car is perfect for it. Body roll is almost non-existent, transmission feels smooth and crisp, throws are short. Engine sounds mean and agressive. Has a couple features usually found in BMWs and Mercedes. Cruising at 80 mph you still get great MPG, about 26-28 mpg. AWD works well, not too much understeer. Lots of power especially when you get around 3k RPM. Brakes are strong and work very well. Ride is smooth, a bit noisy but still comfortable. Stereo works well. This car is a blast to drive and I have no regrets.


Favorite Features

Power, especially in the bottom end. Luggage capacity is great. Transmission is awesome, slick and crisp. Handling is amazing, all 4 wheels stay planted like glue. Climate control works well. Steering is very responsive. Sound of the exhaust is intimidating. Pretty much everything about this car.


Suggested Improvements

Interior is a bit plasticky and cheap. Seats aren't very comfortable for long drives, bottom is a bit flat, needs more padding. My car had some problems with the interior lights, they kept flickering on an off an would go dim for no reason at all. Subaru fixed it for free so all was well.


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A step up
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By bschuetz
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2007 Subaru Impreza WRX 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

The 2007 Subaru Impreza is definitely an improvement over the 2001 Subaru Impreza I traded. Less body roll, more responsive steering, nicer interior. The transmission feels a bit more refined, and it actually has a synchro for first gear (2001 didn't). The clutch is more forgiving than the 2001, I can shift smoother. The engine sounds and feels more refined as well. And this thing is a blast to drive. Once you're on boost, this thing really goes. I have no regrets with my decision.


Favorite Features

Good power in the lower rpm, especially for a turbo car, auto-dim mirror, automatic climate control, responsive steering, corners flatter (minimal body roll).


Suggested Improvements

Shifting is still notchy, but better than in the past; the seats could be better padded (a little firm), my glove box rattles a little.


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