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Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport repairs by problem area

Engine (39%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 1735 repairs.
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Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (15%)

$100 - $499 (36%)

< $100 (32%)

Chart based on 1062 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport problems by year

2002 - 2003 (17%)

2004 - 2004 (10%)

2005 - 2005 (11%)

2006 - 2007 (17%)

2008 - 2010 (24%)

2011 - 2011 (8%)

2012 - 2014 (13%)

2015 - 2016 (0%)

2017 - present (0%)

Chart based on 1736 repair trips.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Personal Experiences of the Subaru Impreza

Subaru Impreza Personal Experiences: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Owned a 2008 WRX Premium for three years. Loved it. The new model offers improved fit & finish, nicer interior, more power, and improved handling. full 2011 Subaru Impreza review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
I have owned 5 Subarus, currently still own 3 and I feel that they have all been very fun and reliable. full 2008 Subaru Impreza review
2008 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
My 1997 Impreza ran 250,000 on original clutch, exhaust and only routine maintenance. full 2008 Subaru Impreza review
Subaru Impreza Personal Experiences: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Once upon a time I wrecked a Subaru. I managed to survive an otherwise mortal crash. On top of that my family has driven the lugnuts off of subarus with hardly a problem mechanically. full 2012 Subaru Impreza review
2008 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Owned Impreza and had various issues from the start. Leaking under rain (had to replace seals in firewall), rattling, creaking due to missing screws, improperly installed insulation and etc, poor engine response. full 2008 Subaru Impreza review
 

Subaru Impreza / Outback Sport Problems and Repair Histories

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