2009 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: 2009 Subaru Impreza - Poor in

2009 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

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2.5i Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 4-speed Automatic)

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2009 Subaru Impreza - Poor in Heavy Snow
By djarvinen on


2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


The 2009 Subaru Impreza we purchased has for the most part been a very good car.
It handles well, has plenty of power, controls are well placed, is spacious and has very nice styling.
The big problem is handling in heavy snow!
The car has a design flaw that allows snow to build up above the front axle which causes heavy vibrations above 45 mph.
At 60 mph the vibrations become violent.
We were told by the dealership that we would need to use a high pressure hose to clear the snow out (pretty hard to do in inclement weather/conditions).

Best Features

We really enjoy the all wheel drive in poor driving conditions. The spacious interior can accommodate most people and the well placed controls are easily within reach without being a distraction to the driver.

Worst Features

Come up with a solution for the design flaw that allows the build-up of snow which causes unsafe driving conditions.
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