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2010 Subaru Impreza Review

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The Subaru Impreza WRX STI has a strong — one might say rather rabid — following. On the order of Celtics and Lakers fans. We have a colleague here who regularly flies the Subaru flag via his WRX T-shirts and baseball caps. And why not? The Subie is a hoot to drive, with plenty of speed and attitude to go 'round.

Still, we've had a long-standing gripe with the STI: When driven hard, it feels rather soft in terms of steering response and body control compared to its archrival, the razor-sharp Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. The upside is that the STI is a better daily driver due to its more compliant ride. That's a considerable advantage for those who live in neighborhoods where road maintenance is about as common as Ron Artest making both free throws.

With the 2010 Subaru WRX STI Special Edition, the company attempts to appease us (OK, not just us) with a unique STI that sports the JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) "Spec C" suspension calibrations and wheel fitments. That translates into crisper response and handling as the SE responds with more immediacy and less body roll when you're slicing up a curvy road. So now the STI handles like it should, right?

Well...almost. Whereas before, the STI ran out of suspension before it ran out of tire grip, now with the Special Edition it's the other way around. But that's nothing that replacing the tires (after you've suitably worn them out) can't fix. Overall, it's an agreeable setup and we'd like to see Subaru put this suspension on the standard STI, and put the standard STI's suspension on the standard WRX.

Another bonus is that this slightly beefed-up but also slightly decontented STI (halogen headlights versus HIDs, a four-speaker/single-CD player versus 10-speaker/CD changer audio system and manual versus automatic climate control) stickers for $2 grand less than the standard STI. That said, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR still has the edge in terms of sharpness and communication, though its ride is notably stiffer. And if blistering acceleration and all-wheel drive are not mandatory, you could save big money by considering the feisty Mazdaspeed 3.

Used 2010 Subaru Impreza Overview

The Used 2010 Subaru Impreza is offered in the following submodels: Impreza Hatchback, Impreza Sedan, Impreza WRX STI Special Edition, Impreza WRX STI. Available styles include Outback Sport 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5i Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5i Premium 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), Outback Sport 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5i 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5i Premium 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5i Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), WRX STI 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), WRX STI Special Edition 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 2.5i 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), WRX 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), WRX 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), WRX Premium 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), WRX Limited 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), WRX Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), WRX Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), 2.5GT 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A), and 2.5GT 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A). Pre-owned Subaru Impreza models are available with a 2.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 170 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2010 Subaru Impreza comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2010 Subaru Impreza comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2010 Subaru Impreza?

Price comparisons for Used 2010 Subaru Impreza trim styles:

  • The Used 2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium is priced between $13,990 and$15,590 with odometer readings between 57693 and67695 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2010 Subaru Impreza?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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