2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5 i Special Edition 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
My 2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Special Edition in Newport blue gets a lot of compliments. It came standard with a 6 CD/MP3, sunroof, iPod connectivity, power everything, and climate control. Very happy overall, but looking back in hindsight, should have bought the WRX Limited Edition.
175 hp 4-cylinder boxer engine provides adequate acceleration. The AWD feeling is amazing, its got plenty of grip. The hawk eyes, the pig nose, and the spoiler give it personality. Subaru reputation for reliability is on par with Toyota/Honda. Exclusive feel b/c Subaru brand is not well known.
It needs a 5-speed automatic; gets only 23 mpg 50% city /50% hwy; needs an engine immobilizer; rear seats don't fold; had a small fine rattle on dashboard (got fixed); leather seats would be nice; steering wheel audio controls would also be nice; otherwise, no problems or complaints.