SUBARU IMPREZA SALOON 2005-2008

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Practicality:

79.38%

Reliability:

92.5%

Build Quality:

82.5%

How it Drives:

92.5%

Running cost:

58.75%

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Anonymous

My scooby

SUBARU IMPREZA SALOON 2005-2008

Been havin power problems 2months after purchasing . Still tryin to find solution 🙁 other than this problem its a good allround car 🙂

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Anonymous

Go on, you know you want one!

SUBARU IMPREZA SALOON 2005-2008

These really are an awesome car and very well built. Far more reliable than the Mitsubishi Evo's. Capable of being used as an everyday car but be warned they do drink fuel. I can get 200 miles to a tank if I'm driving like a grandad, or under 100 if you're driving it properly. I had a 2000 classic back in 2001-2006 and this is miles better. Things to look out for on the 2.5 engine are blown head gaskets. You can only tell it's leaking when you drive it properly and coolant starts boiling up in the expansion tank. I upgraded mine with cosworth head gaskets and a stud kit. Since then (over 5 years ago) it's been perfect. The Hawkeye is getting rare and it will be a future classic as a lot were broken when the recession hit and fuel prices rocketed. As far as driving goes they aren't as advanced as the Evo but that's one of the big reasons I went back to one. The Evo is like playing a driving game with all the driving aids on and anyone can use it, where as the Subaru is a real drivers car and just more fun.

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Anonymous

Don't hesitate

SUBARU IMPREZA SALOON 2005-2008

Just buy it

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MarkMcScoob

2006 V9 WRX (GDG) EJ255

SUBARU IMPREZA SALOON 2005-2008

This car is amazing and easily the best car I've owned. Have had Golf GTI, SLK230K, 116i and X3 3.0D. They've all been practical and sporty, save the SLK, but the WRX ticks all the boxes. It returns the same fuel consumption as the X3, but of course diesel costs more than Shell V Power - which you must use to look after the engine and avoid the issues that some people face running on 95 Ron. Stock, this is a fast car, a new air filter, sports cat and map (from a reputable tuner) will not only improve fuel economy (2-3 mpg) but will also really unleash its potential, stay away from modified cars unless forged, been built by a reputable engineer and comes with masses of paperwork. People who own them, don't like them, they LOVE them, so don't be afraid to buy a car with 70-100k, providing it has a full documented history - as this car will change your life and put you back in touch with the road. Maintenance less than German cars due to the huge community of support and extremely talented engineers out there. Join the family, buy a well loved Subaru Turbo, be it Impreza, Forester or Legacy and never look back. You will love the handling, sound, looks, community, ride, practicality and never want another car.

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Jason Gregory

Pure enthusiast play thing

SUBARU IMPREZA SALOON 2005-2008

This is the perfect car for car enthusiasts. It is quick, enjoyable and addictive to drive. Whilst the running costs are expensive it is the perfect weekend driver. If you are looking for a car that you can take out and feel every corner, be one with the car and a pure drivers car this is definitely the car for you. The 4-wheel drive and flat 4 turbo combined makes off the line and handling second to none. If you are looking for a car to nip to the shops in this isn't for you.

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Maggie

Practical car

SUBARU IMPREZA SALOON 2005-2008

Most reliable car I've ever owned. Winter tyres makes it rock steady on snow and ice. Comfortable ride.

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LAWRENCEHM

Subaru impreza 2.0r Sport

SUBARU IMPREZA SALOON 2005-2008

More power than other non- turbo imprezas (160bhp as opposed to the usual 120ish) feels very nippy for what it is. Has the same AWD and suspension set up as it's turbocharged brothers so you can confidently throw it into corners knowing all you'll get is grip! The ride is comfy, seats grip you well. The non-turbo subaru engines are absolutely bullet proof (as long as they've been serviced properly). Downsides... Currently tax is £285 a year, insurance isn't cheap if you're under 21, and I only average around 20-25mpg with mine (that's driving normally to work and back). Having said the downsides, this car is a hell of a lot of fun to own and only cost miniscule amounts these days!

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Craig

Love it

SUBARU IMPREZA SALOON 2005-2008

The car is one of the best cars to drive in the way it feels and the pure speed of it. Having all wheel drive means that you can drive it no matter the weather. It has good rear leg room in the rear and and a big boot but the rear seats don't fold down. Can get over 300 miles of range on the motorway which is not bad for a 2.5 turbo but it will drink fuel if you really put your foot down. If you are going to buy one make sure it has a good service history as head gasket can go and there can also be a knock from the bottom end so keep that in mind. I would try to avoid any modded ones as you know that it has been abused and faults will probably come out later on. I think the best thing about this car is how it makes you feel special and that it get the same amount of attention as any super car. I would recommend it to anyone that wants a car that's lot of fun but just be careful when buying as there are a lot of bad examples out there. All in all I love this car and hope never to sell it.

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