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Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport vs. Honda S2000 Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport or Honda S2000 reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport and the Honda S2000 truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport and Honda S2000 reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport and the Honda S2000 were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport and the Honda S2000 have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Subaru Impreza 37 Imprezas, 6.3 months of data per Impreza, average 6800 miles15
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Subaru Impreza 57 Imprezas, 10.3 months of data per Impreza, average 17200 miles10
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Subaru Impreza 55 Imprezas, 9.9 months of data per Impreza, average 29300 miles

Impreza redesigned for this model year. Some reports of excessive oil consumption in the Impreza.
18
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Subaru WRX / STI   16 WRX / STIs, 9.6 months of data per WRX / STI, average 24300 miles

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2011 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 40 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.6 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 30100 miles41
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 26 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.3 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 57400 miles10
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 29 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 8.6 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 56500 miles53
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 35 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 8.6 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 73700 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
56
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   19 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 7.6 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 82500 miles

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2006 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 27 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.9 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 75700 miles59
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 52 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 8.8 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 104400 miles71
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Honda S2000   11 S2000s, 9.2 months of data per S2000, average 71100 miles

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2004 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   18 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 8.3 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 113900 miles

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2003 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   13 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.1 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 135500 miles

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2002 Honda S2000   12 S2000s, 10.8 months of data per S2000, average 57600 miles

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2002 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 28 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 7.4 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 115900 miles92
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport

Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 148-horsepower 2.0L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Subaru is legendary for the durability & craftsmanship of the engine, powertrain, and vehicle frame. The interior may not be luxury, but that's fine by me.
2012 4dr Hatch 148-horsepower 2.0L H4
5-speed manual AWD
I do not trust this car on any kind of extended trip. The owner's manual calls for oil changes every 7,500 miles. A synthetic oil is used that makes oil changes expensive. Normally about 3,500 miles after an oil change, your oil light comes on and you have to add oil. On 3 trips of more than 100 miles, this has happened to me. Then you have to locate a Subaru dealer to get the oil they are using. My dealer has given me oil to keep in the car but this is not satisfactory to me. I do not feel the car is reliable and am looking to trade it on something else.
2012 4dr Hatch 148-horsepower 2.0L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Ultimately it was Subaru's predicted reliability past 50,000 miles that had us make our final decision between this car and a Volkswagen (Jetta or Passat).
2011 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I have had zero issues with this car, it performs well for me day in and day out without fail. I love it and I am proud to say I own a Subaru.
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
I have a lot of friends with Subarus who say nothing but good things. Word-of-mouth is a huge deciding factor here.
2009 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
No annoying rattles, squeaks, plastic wearing, etc. Well made and tight tolerances.
2009 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
No annoying squeaks, rattles, plastic wearing, etc.
2009 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
No problems so far (I bought the Impreza). This is more based on word of mouth than experience - I know friends who have 200,000+ miles, so durability is certainly achievable in this car.
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
overall fantastic. rarely but sometimes if parked at the wrong angle(?) takes two trys to start. I think it has to do with the location of the fuel pump.
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Reputation is outstanding
Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 305hp 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
Sub had some issues with the 08 tune for the sti. They where prone to cracking the piston rings in sustained high rpm use. This is not a good thing !! They have since done a service recall to fix this issue.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Honda S2000

Honda S2000 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 2dr Convertible 237-horsepower 2.2L I4
6-speed manual RWD
Honda's in general are great. Originally this was a 30k + vehicle. Honda really took great care in putting it together. If you can find a gently used model it should go forever. Speaking as a former honda owner.
2004 2dr Convertible 240-horsepower 2.2L I4
6-speed manual RWD
The car is 4 years old and has demanded nothing except oil changes (synthetic). The unibody is exceptionally stiff for a roadster, no rattles, squeaks or other noises, doors close with authority, the top mechanism is flawless and the paint is as new.
2004 2dr Convertible 240-horsepower 2.2L I4
6-speed manual RWD
have had this car for over 5 years, have not had one problem.
2003 2dr Convertible 240-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual RWD
I have owned the car for three years and had to pay nothing apart from oil changes so far.