2009 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: It's a lemon

2009 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

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2.5i 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual w/Premium Package)

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It's a lemon
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2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 4dr Hatchback AWD w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


I bought the car in July. It burns over one quart of oil every 1000 miles. It has soot on the bumper near the tail pipe. Subaru is dragging their feet on replacing it, they want to install a new short block. The oil is dirtier than my wife's car that has 100,000 miles. It's a lemon.

Best Features

Very stable ride and responsive. Smooth manual transmission, great gas mileage for an AWD vehicle.

Worst Features

Larger moon roof, better speakers, better visibility, cushioned armrest, less brake dust. Also an engine that doesn't burn oil.
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By aerotus
on 10/30/12 07:50 AM (PDT)

Don't see how it could be rated 4.6/5 if it's a lemon. I would say a true lemon would have to be a 2 or lower.

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