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Warranty denied, warranty rejected some fake parts of the brand new car
I bought subaru impreza hatchback 2018 for my personal use. Not driving much. Service always on time. Turn up last year I had a cracked on GPS SCREEN no reason. I bought 3 years extended warranty. This car not even finished Subaru warranty yet. They not take any responsibility to most warranty that they have. Watch out anyone too expensive services. Now my brand new car turn to nightmare intertenmen unit it shut it down not working caused by cracked screen it happened on last year. My car not even use much because of covid 19 last year.
Purchased in June 2018 at Subaru Glenwavaly for $34,000.00.
Great cars, but watch out, my aircon failed completely a week after the warranty ran out and they denied.
This is our third Subaru.
I probably should have learnt my lesson but I honestly like the cars.
The week after my Liberty warranty ran out the hifi failed. I was quoted $2,000 to get it fixed (it as the 3RB special edition audio system with multiple amplifiers so while expensive not out of the realms of possibility).
Now, my third Subaru, the top of the range Imprezza.
3 years and one week the air-conditioning completely failed. I took it straight to the dealer and they had it for a few days. They said it needs a new PCR value and a new com...
Purchased in December 2017 at Subaru Dealers.
Absolute poor performance and extremely poor warranty service
Extremely disappointed in Subaru Australia. Four year old Impreza and the cylinder head blows! 65k ago it was pointed out coolant was dropping however after compression testing I was advised there was nothing wrong with the vhiecle by the Subaru dealership who sold me this vehicle. Subaru Australia say it’s not a manufacturing defect so what they are really saying is that after four years of driving your car on road in urban and extra urban conditions, you will need to fork out approx 5k dollars. When asked how they determine it’s not a manufac...turing defect (which the authorised agent disagrees with) and without seeing the vehicle “based on the information we have available” absolutely poor form from a manufacturer who used to stand behind their vehicle. This may be the second and last Subaru I ever buy. From reviewing everyone else’s comments and Subaru’s deflective responses along with the known head cylinder issues I have become aware of with Subaru, Im seriously thinking it’s good by Subaru and hello Toyota!
Purchased in August 2016 for $26,000.00.
Fantastic Intelligent Car
After doing a lot of research and test driving I decided on the Subaru Impreza Premium 2019. The car is brilliant with all the safety features, great fuel economy, all the technology & gadgets, pools sporty and a very smooth drive. I would happily recommend Subaru, especially the impreza.
Purchased in December 2019 for $27,000.00.
Safety features are a life saver
The collision avoidance system is a life saver. This car is so intelligent it is amazing. Smooth and effortless to drive. Superb build quality. Yes servicing is a little on the expense side but not a deal breaker. Packed with too many features to list. At the very least it is worth a test drive if you are in the market for a new car. The only annoying thing is the auto engine stop, yes it can be turned off with a push of a button but every time the car is re started you have to de activate it again. Again not a deal breaker.
Purchased in December 2019 at Subaru Dealers for $27,000.00.
My first & last Subaru. Disappointed.
Has taken 2 weeks to trace error. $5000 bill to fix. Never buying another Subaru. Trans specialist says this is a common problem.
How about a recall?
All repairs are very expensive as are services charges. Back to a Toyota.
Purchased in January 2014 at Subaru Dealers.
Deranged Service Pricing
I own a 2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-L. Bought brand new, first owner.
The car is alright but nothing special given what's available in the market right now.
The service pricing is ridiculous. It's more than some prestige brands. The dealership network is thin and you have to book weeks in advance to bring your car in.
Even then, service pricing is absolutely unhinged. For a 75,000 km service, I got quoted $825. Yes you read that correct. Will be offloading the car soon and never buying this brand again.
Build quality is a 6 out of 10. Lot's of rattles and squeezes keep emerging.
Purchased in July 2017 at Subaru Dealers for $26,900.00.
Did some one say POOBARU??
3 recalls and an issue that sits there like an elephant in the room. No one wishes to address it, or rectify it. Their main goal is to find excuses and reasons for why you are not doing things properly, because this then deflects the issues off their nasty cars.
I have tried having these issues fixed for over 12 months and I have given up! they will not replace my lemon. They will not even replace for another second hand in another brand from their car yards. Auto nexus are absolutely useless at their online customer support and this is then fed through to the car yards.
Cant wait to be rid of this crap box they call safe!!
Purchased in April 2019.
I drive the 2012 sedan and its great. Fuel consumption averages 8L/100. What bugs me is that it can be really noisy accellerating in a tinny way, not a low grunt.
Great car to drive with all the features, just lacking the guts
I have owned and driven my Subaru Impress Hatch for 2 years and am still impressed by the reliability, comfortable driving and myriad of gadgets available to me. The handling is great with Subaru's Symmetrical AWD system, and the ride is comfortable and quiet. The entertainment system is good, can be a bit hit and miss with the Android Auto but when it's working it's great. All of the seating is spacious even with a full car and the boot space is impressive, even bigger than the XV.
The big downside of this car is the sometimes sluggish CVT eng...
Purchased in October 2017 for $25,000.00.
Subaru Impreza Battery Drain Still Happening on New Model (G5)
Just bought a brand new 2019 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium outside looks cool but unfortunately got battery drain issue, after park a few days got battery flat & can not move as died, it happened several times & have to go services check, understand it is an reported problem for Subaru 4th Generation but surprisingly it still not being fixed on update model, My advice - never buy a Subaru or you just waste your money !
Purchased in March 2019.
I love this car very much. I use as personal transport everyday. I always clean my car and do the service around once per two months or three months. Excellent car!!
Purchased in April 2015.
Great car good value.
I bought this impreza top of range in January 2018, now it is the time to put my review with about 20K driven.
It is a well design car easy to handle, only with minor things to improve such as the GPS does not have live camera detection. But overall, I recommend this car if you consider to buy one. My buying experience with the dealer was so bad, the sales person was too aggressive and not polite, but the services department is good and helpful.
Purchased in January 2018 for $30,000.00.
- Impreza S (2000-2007)
I am so very impressed with my Impreza, I feel the 2lt engine has a great amount of power paired with the CVT it drives perfectly through city traffic and country roads. I am also loving the amount of tech Subaru have packed into this car. When reversing it is nice to have the camera as a second pair of eyes, braking if it detects something and the cross traffic alert is a very handy feature too. I feel so very safe driving this all wheel drive car in this winter weather, the eye sight is the best making it the safest car I have driven .
Purchased in May 2019 at Jarvis Barossa.
- Impreza S (2000-2007)
Love this car
Purchased my Subaru S in Black at Easter and I'm enjoying the ride. It is a sport model with tight handling slick tyres. Subaru have thought of everything from the leather heated seats to the on board cameras that make it so safe and comfortable to travel both country and city driving. There is a great deal of leg room for the driver and passengers. The technology is first class and beats most other vehicles in this price range. The car is used daily and it has had its first service. My mechanic told me about Subaru and made the recommendation to me for which I am most grateful.
Purchased in April 2019 for $34,040.00.
Perfect daily drive
I use my Subaru Impreza for a daily commute of about 50km. The adaptive cruise control makes driving in traffic a breeze, with the car braking and accelerating for me. It is a very comfortable ride and is very efficient for a 2.0L engine. The car has a yearly service schedule completed by Subaru, and has had no issues to date.
Purchased in December 2018 at Subaru Dealers for $26,000.00.
High quality, not much power
In typical Subaru Fashion, this car has excellent build quality, feels great through the corners, and has 'enough' power to keep up. Compared to the competition (mazda 3, hundai i30, toyota corolla) this Subaru Impreza shows, what I think is a higher quality build and more deliberate cornering. However, where the car is beat, is the engine. The engine lacks the power of the competition.
Otherwise though, the car was very reliable and worked great as a commuter.
Purchased in June 2018 for $4,500.00.
Average, don't expect much
Fuel economy is poor, and the car runs terribly on 91. Don't even bother with E10. So expect to be paying for premium fuel.
Urban fuel consumption is poor. 10-12l/100. 6.5/100 on the freeway. Subaru's official readings are difficult to match.
Vehicle is extremely lethargic and slow, which is difficult because you don't have the power to overtake on freeways. Not suitable for hilly areas.
Servicing is a rip-off. Apparently you need a tyre rotation every service? First one cost $400+. Not happy.
AWD and handling are good.
Entertainment system doesn't connect at times.
Adaptive cruise is wonderful.
Purchased in May 2018 at Dealer for $29,990.00.
We bought this as our second car and we love it. Fits our baby seat. Has great features and the seats are really comfortable leather which hug your body, car feels sporty without being a sports car.
Purchased in March 2019.
Use car daily to work. Had it for 6 months so far no issues. Only need yearly service. Don't really do much off road mostly city driving. Love all the safety features, hazard detection and automatic braking. Connectivity is really smooth and simple. Also has multiple profiles so different family members can use and just put their profile on and sets the car up for you
Purchased in August 2018 at Subaru Dealers for $27,990.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Questions & Answers
I am researching for hatchback cars and thought this car is great! but would like to know any of you bought recently model 2020, while have experience issue driving up steep hill with 4 adults and full loaded in the boot. How did it go? Need to reach more than 4000rpm to hold the torque? I am seeking who have 2.0i-L level not entry or top of the range class. Also what about does it enough to take off when approach T junction? For me, I am not a racer person and prefer to have less effort whatever it goes. Thanks!
I have the 2.0i-P, pretty much the same but with sunroof and GPS being the only difference. Fantastic car, no problem with power, very comfortable to drive. Fantastic safety features. Highly recommended. The only difference with top of the range (S) is it had some leather features, sports pedals and 4 extra safety features, reverse auto braking, blind spot monitoring and 2 others..... the motor is the same through all the models.
I am looking at purchasing a first car for my son. I have seen a Subaru impreza RS 2008 for sale for $6,000. It has done 166,000 odd K's. I have heard many conflicting reviews on the car. Is there something to watch out for in particular. Any main mechanical problems? People who have them what petrol do you use and what K's/100 do you get?
|Category||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans|
|Transmission||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|Wheels||17" Alloy||17" Alloy||17" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||6.6 L/100km||6.6 L/100km||6.6 L/100km||7.2 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 L||50 L||50 L||50 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L|
|Max Power||115kW @ 6000rpm||115kW @ 6000rpm||115kW @ 6000rpm||115kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||196Nm @ 4000rpm||196Nm @ 4000rpm||196Nm @ 4000rpm||196Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan||Japan||Japan||Japan|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Nov 2016||Nov 2016||Nov 2016||Nov 2016|
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