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1 out of 5 stars

Not what they used to be

Mary, 08/19/2015
2013 Subaru Impreza 2.0i PZEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
37 of 38 people found this review helpful

I have owned 4 subarus, so I have some experience. Traded in my reliable 2009 impreza to buy the sporty redesigned 2013 with CVT. bad move! In two years, I have replaced 6 headlight bulbs. They blow continually. Subaru says this can be common. Ok, so not a great big deal, at least compared to my latest problem. 68,000 miles and the CVT is shot. Makes a loud groaning noise. Subaru says the tranny is bad- bad bearings. It's off of warranty at 60 k. Cost to fix $8000.00!!!!!!!!! Why should a tranny die at 68k? I'm a teacher. Don't drive on snow days, hardly during the summer, don't tow, do offloading and commute on the interstate, so no stop and go driving. They say extreme driving conditions can cause problems. Im not extreme, and isnt subaru billed as the most dependable take anywhere through anything car? Great advertising but not true? Needless to say I'm distraught and really disappointed. Nissan extended their cvt warranty to double 10 yrs/120,000k. Why is that? Be careful, and really research this. It is more prevent than is know and this has yet to be exposed as it should. Cars are just beginning to hot the 70-80k mark. Buyer be ware. I'm done with Subaru...sad about this, but the risk is too great.

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Beware!

Katherine, 08/05/2017
updated 08/09/2018
2013 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium PZEV 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
15 of 15 people found this review helpful

My 2013 Impreza is on it's third engine. Two engines were replaced for oil consumption issues after numerous repairs. The car was constantly in the shop for 3 years. I trusted that the third engine would be good. Not so. After 24,000 on the third engine, the cam carriers had to be resealed, and I also had to replace struts at only 50,000 miles. Now at 56,000 miles the driver's seat is literally splitting because the material is so cheap. It also gets less than 20 mpg in the city, not anywhere close to what Subaru claims. I wish I had done a lemon law case. The only thing I got from Subaru was an extended warranty and I can not extend that to a dealership. I asked Subaru if they would buy back the car at Kelly Blue Book excellent condition, and no, they will extend no "goodwill". I will not purchase another Subaru.

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4.88 out of 5 stars

Went from Infiniti M35 to Impreza and very happy!

rob3016, 12/11/2012
2013 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport Premium PZEV 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
43 of 46 people found this review helpful

We have had the Impreza Sport Premium about three weeks now and I am impressed. That is saying a lot after trading in my 2008 Infiniti M35. I decided the Impreza is a more practical car for our needs (late 30s with boys). Doubled our gas mileage. Enough room in the rear seat for two car seats and my wife if she chooses to sit there. Plenty of leg room. Huge cargo volume with seats folded down. Seat bottoms are longer than other cars for more leg support. Other's shorten the seat to bump leg room numbers. Fun to drive especially with paddle shifters. All wheel drive handling is fantastic, especially in the rain. This is my first AWD car and I am hooked. Very happy with my decision.

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2 out of 5 stars

Oil Burner

rpg3, 10/27/2013
2013 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium PZEV 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
14 of 14 people found this review helpful

Was excited when we bought our 2012 Impreza Hatchback, BUT...we had the car for 25,000 miles and needed to bring it into the dealership 14 times for a check-oil light. Got the run around from the dealership...oil consumption was normal, they were going to change the brand of oil used, maybe the light was defective to just routinely topping it off. Ended up calling a lemon law lawyer who got me a $2500 settlement from Subaru and then I traded the car with equity on my loan. So, I ended up coming out alright, but I feel sorry for whoever ends up with my car or whoever buys the Impreza new. Don't do it

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5 out of 5 stars

My First Subaru and I am Impressed

Omar, 11/12/2015
2013 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium PZEV 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
13 of 13 people found this review helpful

I bought this car for my wife. Since we live in Colorado, I wanted them to be safe. ***You must change the tires, the stock tires are bad***. I ended up changing to Michelin Premier A/S and I am getting 100% traction satisfaction and safety. When I drive it, I take the corners fast and the Subaru is fun to drive. The handling in all weather is excellent including snow, off course with the Michelin tires only. I am getting 29 city and 37 Hwy after I changed the tires. Before it was 25/ 34. The acceleration is OK but is not a fast car WRX fast. If you are looking for a fast car WRX is the one. If you are looking for a fun and safe car all weather, this is it.

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