Subaru Impreza hatchback (2007-2012): owner reviews

“The Subaru Impreza WRX was great to drive, while entry-level versions were durable, well priced and generously equipped.”

Carbuyer Rating

1.5 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.4 out of 5

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Reviews

Owner Reviews

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Common Problems

  • Engine (6 cases)
  • Other (6 cases)
  • Brakes (4 cases)
  • Electrics (5 cases)
  • Suspension (4 cases)
  • Electrics, Gearbox / clutch (1 case)
  • Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 case)

Review 1 of 86

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2002

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

15
Tell us what you think about your car?
Only had car a month but never let me down so far
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33
Tell us what you think about your car?
to date has always started and never let me down
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year

2002

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
very good
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

22
Tell us what you think about your car?
engine problems at 10k miles fixed under warranty
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

26
Tell us what you think about your car?
Nothing to tell yet, as apart from replacing 2 tyres nothing to report
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
Engine management light has flickered occasionally since new. Main dealer could not find fault as it did not register in diagnostics. Recently it came on and stayed on, a senser had failed now it is on again and the cat needs replacing.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2001

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

27
Tell us what you think about your car?
Have only had one minor problem which wasn't wear and tear/age related.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

24
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

sti, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very expensive to run..
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

wrx, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

WRX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very reliable and does what you would expect of it. Could be a little more practical being an estate, but having little space in the boot. Hard work to drive in slow traffic, but brilliant across the highlands of scotland!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?
0

Car Details

Model

WRX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
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Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

WRX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Solid, reliable and quick car. Its a bit thirsty but well screwed together.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?
0

Car Details

Model

standard, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Everything i expected as a replacement for my previous impreza
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

R, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
The car is basically ok for what it is and what it cost.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

WRX STI, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Amazing performance for the money and good reputation for reliability... which so far has been true in my experience
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

wrx sti type uk, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
What a car its a blast but my god its thirsty
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

STI import, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Fantastic car, great performance, expensive to run but with 350 bhp, (modified) it comes with the territory
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, , Petrol, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Pactical , reliable & fun
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

WRX PPP, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
It's a great performance car without any luxury.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

P1, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Probably won't own another car for that price with the performance it offers.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

GB 270, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Fantastic car - the only problem has been a replacement battery because the car only charges on demand not whilst the car is running and it disintergrated. This is a design fault due to emissions and cannot be by-passed, the only answer is to drive with your lights on regularly
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

WRX STi, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Truly excellent
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

1998

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
very reliable and rarely in need of repair.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Tell us what you think about your car?
starting to get problems with rear shock adsorbers at relatively low mileage.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2002

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Tell us what you think about your car?
The best all round mini estate car ever designed.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Tell us what you think about your car?
bullit proof
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

20
Tell us what you think about your car?
very good
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems with the car so far.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
Bulletproof
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

26
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year

2010

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

20
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent no problems at all
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

23
Tell us what you think about your car?
In over 8 years replace battery 2x , a brake calper, and a shock absorber.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

WRX PPP, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great handling, addictive noise, fuel tank too small.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

WRX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
I want to keep it for ever - especially as the newer model is rubbish!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

wrx, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
My impreza is the fastest and best handling car i have ever driven. the performance really cannot be put into words here, to understand what i mean a test drive is the way to go. i have a few mods on mine so i currently put out 285bhp about 40 over standard. overall my car being the estate version it is both fast and practical i love it.....................
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

P1, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Best impreza ever made
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

1999

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Needed the ap racing brakes now fitted,otherwise a superb blend of performance and practicality.much better than the later models.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.0 GX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol,

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great all-rounder.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

STI, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent car, slight niggles over engine mapping problem.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

standard, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very pleased with my subaru wrx sti 2009. yes very pricey to run but the Main worry to me at present is that i have read they are suffering engine Failure's due to pistons fualts. Its only when i contacted subaru uk they Told me the car needs a su19/re-map what would have happened if I had not contacted them.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
So far I have had only a minor problem with the self-levelling headlights which was fixed under warranty while I waited.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Tell us what you think about your car?
suspension and wheel problems
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

24
Tell us what you think about your car?
have had no issues
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

24.7
Tell us what you think about your car?
This is my 4th Impreza STi and i have had no reliability issues with any of them
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

turbo, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

1998

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very good
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

r sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good car . Wiper controls and radio controls and reception could be better. But a really safe car. Joy to drive.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Turbo P1 AWD, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2001

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Best car ever!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

WRX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Completely brilliant for what i need -though the galaxy does the load lugging.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

wrx, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
I think the subaru is a fantastic and safe car to drive. It gives so much perfomance per £ compared to other cars.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

s, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very well built car - lovely economical diesel engine - totally reliable -comfartable ride and seats So-so handling - not nimble and suprisingly lacking grip at times in wet when cornering (may be tyres) -gearchange notchy Subaru need a diesel automatic, more power, better styling, handling And interior Dealer brilliant - very helpful and good value
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

19
Tell us what you think about your car?
Apart from 1 clutch replacement, everything else is fine.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2001

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Tell us what you think about your car?
For its age its very reliable
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Tell us what you think about your car?
Sinc buying the car not once has it let me down and i have never had cause to worry about reliability.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

24.7
Tell us what you think about your car?
No trouble what so ever in the 3 years I have owned it.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Tell us what you think about your car?
Really Reliable car - needs a few things to make 100% Realible.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

28
Tell us what you think about your car?
This is the fourth Subaru I've owned and in cases the quality and reliability cannot be faulted.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

WRX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Stunning performance for a 4 seat car, but you pay for it at the pumps
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

STi, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brilliant. This is my 3rd subaru. I'll stay with the brand as long as they continue producing such high-quality, reliable, and all-around fantastic cars.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

WRX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

1999

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Best car i have ever had. Only brand new car i have bought myself. I bought it when i didn't need to worry about running costs, And has turned out to be reliable, practical, cheaper than i expected to run, cheaper than any previous car i have owned Huge grin factor when ever i drive it, Now had it for 11 years, I worry what i'm going to get to replace it when it eventually wears out
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

GX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

UK300 Prodrive, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2001

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Amazing looks, exhilerating performance, perfect handing, great sound.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

wrx, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

1997

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

1999

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Fantastic lovely wonderful
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?