Review: Subaru Impreza II WRX (2006 – 2007)


Same as before. Great acceleration, traction, handling, brakes and grip. Exhilarating yet forgiving. On of the fastest cars from A to B on a B road.

High runing costs, especially if the performance leads you into temptation.

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17 July 2007

Final edition GB270 launched which offers around £7,600 in extra equipment for the saloon and just under £7,000 for the Sports Wagon. Both cost £22,995 on-the-road, only £2,898 and... Read more

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Subaru Impreza II WRX (2006 – 2007): At A Glance

What does a Subaru Impreza II WRX (2006 – 2007) cost?

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Real MPG average for a Subaru Impreza II WRX (2006 – 2007)

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17–30 mpg

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Can you recommend a sporty car similar to the Subaru WRX hatchback?

My friend and neighbour is now on the lookout for a sporty replacement for his Nissan X-Trail. He was ready to buy a 2010 Subaru WRX hatchback but is now stuck having, fortunately, read an article I sent him from your site about the engine issues. His budget is £10,000-12,000. The car should accommodate a family of five, have sporty, comfortable performance, but does need to be 4wd. He was originally keen on an Audi but you seem to pay a hefty supplement for the badge and in my experience they can be a "bill waiting to happen" once a few years old. I would be tempted to recommend the old WRX as I had a 2001 model but I know he wants something more recent. Do you have any other suggestions please?
The seriously quick competitor to the WRX was the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X: and But they did a cooled down hatchback version, called the Ralliart:
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