Subaru Impreza WRX STI hatchback owner reviews

Carbuyer Rating

2.0 out of 5

80%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Common Problems

  • Suspension (2 cases)
  • Engine (2 cases)
  • Other (2 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

only had it for 5 mths so too early to rate, but other than dead brakes in wet no problems so far
Running Cost

4 out of 5

can be thirsty on fuel but it is a performance car so cannot complain can get 33mpg when I drive carefully

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

WRX STi 320r Type UK, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

Utterly reliable. No squeaks or rattles unlike my wife's BMW. Doors shut with a thud. Everything works as it should. The bits you touch (seats, steering wheel gear lever etc) are all leather or alcantara. Don't care if the lower dash plastics are hard - I don't spend any time touching them, I'm looking where I'm going.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Its not a cheap car to run, but what car is that produces 320bhp? Servicing reasonable, insurance for me hardly any more than a normal car. Gets average of 28mpg, or over 34 on a run. Only an idiot buys a car like this then worries about its running costs. Performance per pound, its good value

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

82008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

New
Reliability

4 out of 5

car has been good, only problem was the turbo which i replaced for a slightly newer one
Running Cost

2 out of 5

has a 2.0 turbo that will get about 25mpg, so pretty expensive to run on fuel and also insurance is high too

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Type D ppp, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

92009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

82008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

Have had no reliability issues since new.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Fuel economy is very poor, although this is to be expected with this car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

26
Review
Nothing to say,it just works well.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Gets better with each new model

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

24
Review
Stunning, it's not missed a beat, mechanically it's a dream
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Costly on fuel, but knew consumption was high before purchasing so it was an accepted issue in ownership

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

both perfect. Have the Pro-R 340 upgrade...brilliant

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

Sound
Running Cost

3 out of 5

As expected for a sports car

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

92009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

New
Reliability

4 out of 5

Build quality not as good as it used to be

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

82008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

New
Reliability

3 out of 5

Suspension & braking issues
Running Cost

2 out of 5

High fuel consumption - worse than manufacturer's claims(even when driven frugally)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

82008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Bought Car

New
Reliability

5 out of 5

superb
Running Cost

3 out of 5

acceptable for a performance car that ia also practical

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

92009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Bought Car

New
Reliability

4 out of 5

build quality is good but not mercedes quality
Running Cost

3 out of 5

generally expensive to repair

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

RB 320, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

72007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

4 out of 5

Good build quality - no niggling problems but did need new rear suspension units under warranty..- defects with Byldstein units fitted by Prodrive on this Limited Edition model
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Petrol costs OK for this level of performance 23-25 mpg

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

New
Reliability

5 out of 5

The Car is well built, not tinny and is very reliable, starts first time runs with no problems
Running Cost

3 out of 5

The running costs are what one would expect from a high powered car, but not really that bad on fuel as expected.

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