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2007 Impreza 2.5i Hatchback

impreza 2.5i hatchback 2007

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#1 LucyLou



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 08:29 AM

Hello, hello!


I'm looking at a 2007 Impreza 2.5i Hatchback. I've never bought Subaru before so I'm asking for some guidance and help with my decision making. Are there any red flags I should consider before moving forward? Any typical problems I should be aware of during certain mileage markers? Any comments, positive or negative would be greatly appreciated.



#2 StarSubi



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 04:58 PM

Hello. I am a new member, but I purchased a 08 Impreza 2.5i hatchback four days ago from a dishonest dealership. Learn from my mistake - do a thourough inspection of the car! Bring in a trusted, unbiased mechanic to inspect it. If you're not familiar with the dealership you're purchasing from (I'm making an assumption that you're buying from a dealer) make sure you do a background check/internet search on them too (cars.com or other online sites they list their cars, Better Business Beaureau, your state's Consumer Protection agency, etc). Look for reviews and ratings.


I would test drive it several times - and don't let them know you're coming. If there's snow on the ground, make sure you can test drive it on clean/dry roadway so you can feel and hear any nuances. I test drove my car while it was snowing heavily, and while the car handled great, I think it also prevented me from truly feeling how worn the breaks were (for example). Drive it in the city and on the highway - spend a good 30min at minimum driving the car all the ways you would use it day to day.

#3 25percentbritish



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 01:27 AM

Another useful site is car fax which provides title history of the car .... Agree with star subi ... Highway at higher speeds ... Listen and feel for any Vibration ... I purchase car 15 years ago that vibrated at 70mph....did not know until post purchase.

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