2005 Subaru Impreza GX AWD Luxury 2.0L Boxer 4 cylinder from Australia and New Zealand
Reliable, fun and dependable vehicle
Nothing, has been very reliable and dependable. The car was in exceptional condition, both mechanically and interior wise when I bought it, and functions truly as new.
Having never owned a car before, I took a gamble buying a Subaru. Initially I considered a Corolla, just because of the name and reliability associated with it.
I ended up test driving this second hand Impreza, and was sure glad I did! While this particular model is no STi, it handles beautifully, glides over bumps, and always feels very sure footed, regardless of weather conditions. The AWD is wonderful in the heavy rain we get here in Queensland during summer, and certainly provides a great deal of driving confidence.
It is quite comfortable on long trips especially. The leather seats are very supportive, and are well bolstered, keeping you in place through the corners.
The only real down side could be the fairly average fuel consumption per 100km. Though I have found using premium fuel helps increase liters per 100km, to be fair it is a 4 speed automatic, so its numbers are inherently not going to be the best really.
Overall though, I have been very impressed and happy with my purchase. After a year of owning my first Subaru, I am sure that it will not be my last.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th February, 2012