I bought my 2006 Impreza Outback Sport, manual 5-speed, 4 door station wagon after selling my 2003 VW Beetle and I couldn't be happier about my decision! While it was hard to part with my beloved Beetle, my Impreza has taken me places my Beetle wouldn't have survived. I bought my Impreza in early Fall and since then we've taken it to the mountains to go camping through some pretty remote campsites. I was so thankful to have my Impreza just in time for this unusually harsh winter we've had in Norfolk, VA. Being that I'm from Florida and was not accustomed to driving in the snow, the all wheel drive feature on my Impreza saved me many times from losing traction and sliding off the road or into the truck in front of me. We used the Impreza for a trip to the mountains after a heavy snowfall and while checking out some property deep in the woods and up the mountains. The impreza handled the snow covered roads like a champ! The only complaints I have are that the Impreza isn't as peppy as the turbo Beetle I used to have, so it doesn't have a lot of passing or accelerating power. Also, I'm not sure how good the stock radio is for this vehicle, but the after market radio isn't very good which makes me believe the stock radio must have been worse. The interior isn't as 'cool' or fancy as other cars were during these years, and if you have tall friends, they may feel cramped riding in it as there isn't much leg room in the back. Overall, I plan to keep this car for many years. I've enjoyed bringing my dog along in the wagon space, and I'm confident that this will be a safe car to carry the kids around in the future. It's a great balance between utility and practicality while keeping a sporty style. A GREAT buy for those who like to go out on adventures!
I'm getting almost 300 MPG. The preformance is great. It is a little noisy on highway driving so you may want to stay below 70 MPH. Sometimes the wind can be very loud at high speeds. I think the carrying capacity is very good too. Cornering and stability are better than any car I've owned
I got my 2006 Subaru Impreza a month ago and so far so good. We really like the symmetrical AWD since we live in the country. This is my first Subaru and I'm very very impressed with the handling and engine�s hp. This car likes to go fast and pass everybody. Plenty of room in the trunk for a stroller, lawn chairs , and groceries. The interior is boring but car is fun to drive.