2012 Subaru Impreza Sport Hatchback 2.0 from North America
Great little work horse, and a comfy commuter
Nothing yet, it's still practically brand new.
I really like the way it drives. I compared it to a BMW 3 Series and an Audi A4 (both are at least 10k more expensive than a fully loaded Impreza Sport), and I can honestly say that this car drives better, feels like it's on rails, plus you get better gas mileage than in a BMW or Audi.
Of course the fit and finish are much better in a BMW or Audi, but if you are judging pure driveability, then Subaru wins.
I bought this car to replace my 2004 Honda Civic. I was looking for similar MPG and more substance, and I got it with Subaru.
I don't really enjoy the Bluetooth, and road noise in a new Subaru is pretty bad, but everything else is quite nice and enjoyable.
The design is OK, better than the old one, and definitely better than the 2004 car.
In short, it's a good work horse; fun to drive, slow, but good on gas. I would recommend it as a first car for a teenaged kid, because it looks sporty, has plenty of safety features, is cheap to own and to maintain, and is very forgiving for a new driver; great stability control.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th May, 2012