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SUBARU IMPREZA Hatchback 2007‑2012

4.6
Based on 12 reviews
Subaru Impreza hatchback

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paulh66

Cannot fault it

SUBARU IMPREZA 2.0 R 5dr Auto (Review date: 1st September '14)

4.8

Wife given it as a courtesy car by garage, who was sorting her VW Polo out. She fell in love with it. I did research and found a lot of negative things about it's looks and fuel consumption. Ended up part chopping the VW. Granted there are more cost effective vehicles, however I have found it to be a great drive, enough poke when needed and not bad on fuel 32-34 mpg (driven like an adult).

Never written a review before, but felt it had received unjustified negatives. Yes compared to a diesel Ford Focus it is thirsty, however compare it to the much worshipped Toyota Rav also a 4x4 2ltr, it's fuel consumption suddenly seems ok. Lots of room, with perfect boot space for shopping or pets (nothing to lift them over).

Time will tell re repair bills etc.

Pleasure to drive.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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callum1154

Subaru Impreza wrxs

SUBARU IMPREZA 2.5 WRX S 5dr (Review date: 16th January '14)

3.8

its a fantastic to drive hard whilst the serspnstion is a little to soft with a small amount of body roll but the awd system is paranormal and sticks it to the road, on entering a corner and driving through the corner car doesn't really give you confidence. but as drive the car you become more aware of its capabilities and even get it sideways!! so thats all good.....

there are thing that really tick me off its a 2.5 turbo and someone decide that only need a 5 speed gearbox this isn't the 90's its the 21 century we have cars with 7 speed boxes but yet subaru have fitted a 5 speed and then limited it to 135 mph so with that 5 speed box at motorway speed it drinks fuel because you are in the turbo boost range at 70-75 mph i no you proberley thinking i don't care that it drinks on the motorway im not wanting to drive up down the m6 but when you can only do 200 miles to a tank its a bit annoying to keep stopping for fuel and it will cost at least £70 to fill it....

brakes.... to small im not joking if you are going to drive it hard they will overheat and warp i spent loads of money buying new discs pad the best on the market and in the i just upgraded to sti witch work amazingly,

mirrors are too big i've lost hole cars on roundabouts and nearly crashed...

on the inside seats are comfy and hard wearing but just its not a nice place to sit the dash is dual and its boring all the material fill cheap and nasty, the sound system is so bad im not joking my girlfriends nissan micra has a better one and thats 14 years old it cackles its too much bass and the speakers just can not take it

all that aside it's an amazing drivers car when you blasting up a mountain road in the highlands or the lake district you forget all these thing that lets it down,

it is incredible i have never enjoyed driving a car so much!!!! and with it being a big hatch you can bring you dog as well my doberman fits in like a dream so plenty boot space...

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

1 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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david999

Best Impreza I've ever driven!

SUBARU IMPREZA 2.5 WRX STI Type UK 5dr (Review date: 5th January '12)

5

Quickest production Impreza to leave the factory. This is one bad ass motor!!! Naughty bits 6 pot brembos on the front 4 pot on the rear grooved discs all around forged aluminium alloys STI suspension upgrades including rose joints.......thought they were only meant for race cars.....this car is crazy!!!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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barryN

This diesel impreza is in a class of its own.Great to drive.

SUBARU IMPREZA 2.0D RC 5dr (Review date: 21st June '11)

5

I love this car. Mine is in bright red and it looks like a wrx. Its a very pratical car ideal for me and the family including the dog. It drives well,smooth ride and handles corners with ease.Makes you feel safe. Running costs are more average like other 2.0 ltr cars.

pros - Only £165 road tax. Nearly 50 mpg.Low insurance premium.

Plenty of room for adults in the back and decent head room.

Reliability comes as standard its a subaru. 4 x 4 .

cons- Paint work could be better. The total cost for a new car.

Not a wrx.Would more than likley get you to work in the snow.

Should hold its value and would make a good second hand buy.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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richardW

Road going Rally Rocket 330s

SUBARU IMPREZA 2.5 WRX STI 330S 5dr (Review date: 25th April '11)

4

Pros:

Accelerates like a maniac, quicker than most at 4.4secs (0-60mph)

Excellent all-rounder

Extremely strong traction in bends and exiting, many modes to play with.

Rare on the road (Compared to Focus RS, Megane RS etc)

330s has a sweet Subaru burble

Strong brakes

Cons:

Fuel economy

Creaky interior & cheap plastics used

Does not allow for slow driving

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

2 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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pamelaH

Best car i've ever had

SUBARU IMPREZA 2.5 WRX S 5dr (Review date: 27th March '11)

4.5

After Recently trading my 2.5 focus ST in for a 2.0 diesel golf I really wandered what i'd done? apart from the low running costs of the golf it wasn't anything special, Then i saw This Gorgous Scooby on a local garage forcourt ,test drove it and absolutley fell in love with it.

I've had it for about a month now & i have to say its best thing i ever did. It looks Fantastic, it drives superbly-so smooth , handles like a dream,its got that wow factor, & its put the smile back on my face that i had with the ST. The seats are really comfy, plenty of room for 4 aduls & 2 dogs in the hatch. The quality of the stereo system could be better but at least it works.Being used to moderatly high running costs i knew what i was letting myself in for, but Its well worth it & driving it sensibly i can average 30mpg on a run so its not that bad for a performance car. I just wish the Goverment would lower the road tax as its a bit ridiculous at £400 a year.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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jayD

impreza wrx-s prodrive

SUBARU IMPREZA 2.5 WRX S 5dr (Review date: 2nd March '11)

4.5

New hatchback that looks will grow on you every day.

stop living in the past with the impreza saloon and get into the real world.

this car is so under estimated

drive it sensibly and you can achieve 34 mpg from its 255 bhp 2.5 boxxer engine.

i love it

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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nicolaW

Great car for the money

SUBARU IMPREZA 2.5 WRX STI Type UK 5dr (Review date: 22nd February '11)

4.5

Excellent performance for this price bracket cannot be matched

The quality of the interior is far superior to the subaru's of old. Although not up to bmw or audi quality subaru really have made a great advance on material used on this car. Much more comfortable and better quality than older subarus yet still with all the fun

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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stevenW

Cheeselet

SUBARU IMPREZA 2.5 WRX STI Type UK 5dr (Review date: 29th January '11)

4.8

Reliability is fantastic, performace is increadible. Every day use even for a family of 4 is ideal. Great for long jurneys with the family.

Used for the occasional family trip to Disney Land Paris without missing a beat. Baby seats with Isofix are very easy to fit.

With 4 wheel drive the car is very sure footed in difficult weather even in the snow.

Safety levels are very high. Fuel consumption is now great on average around 25MPG, however considering the performance level its better then you could hope.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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naseerA

Most Economical Subaru Ever

SUBARU IMPREZA 2.5 WRX STI Type UK 5dr (Review date: 22nd January '11)

4.5

I've owned over 50 Subaru's over the years ranging from a 1.6 right upto a STi Spec C and I've found the MY08 Hatchback the easiest to live with on a daily basis for ride, comfort, spacious for kids, boot size, and better economy economy than all of them, The seats are tight but not uncomfortable over long journeys due to the bases being wider. On i-Drive setting driven normally around town and some motorway use I managed to average a whopping 34.3 MPG which taking into account todays fuel costs was amazing for a 300 BHP 2.5 Rally Bred Car I actually found it to be slightly cheaper than my 325d BMW. I think Subaru have achieved with this car what they set out to do and that was to try and concour the medium size family car market but keep the essence of the aggressive brut of the rally car when needed.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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