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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,745 miles

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2005 Subaru Impreza body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 102014

Impreza 4-cyl

  • 146,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When I applied the brake and slowed down while entering the garage, the car became uncontrollable. It revved and accelerated hitting the wall between the garage and laundry room. The car came to rest approximately 4 feet inside the laundry room. My foot was not on the gas; floor mat was anchored to the floor and was not involved.

- New Castle, DE, USA

problem #3

Oct 102014

Impreza 4-cyl

  • 146,000 miles
On October 10, 2014 at 6:13 am I drove home from the gym. As I approached my house I opened the garage door and the light came on. I slowed down and applied the brake before entering the garage, but the car became uncontrollable. It revved and accelerated hitting the wall between the garage and laundry room. It felt like I was in an airplane taking off a runway. The car came to rest approximately 4 feet inside the laundry room. My foot was not on the gas; floor mat was anchored to the floor and was not involved the only thing that stopped me from going through the back wall of my house was the washing machine. The car pushed it into the wall. I was in shock and dazed, but managed to get out of the car and go seek help from a neighbor across. He had heard the impact from the accident and came immediately. I have a home alarm system so the accident immediately alerted the alarm company, my call list people, and neighbors. I did report accident to Subaru, in writing.

- New Castle, DE, USA

problem #2

Jun 172006

Impreza 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 18,500 miles
I have a 2005 WRX sti, and the paint has been chipping off!!! I store my car privately, it only has 18,000 miles on it, and the paint gets chipped off by anything and everything. I wax the car monthly and get it detailed quarterly. What kind of paint chips that fast? I have other friends with Subaru and they have the same problem. Thanks for the 32,000 dollar lemon.

- Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 072005

Impreza 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 480 miles
I bought an 05 WRX in the end of August. 2 weeks and less than 500 miles later there was a quarter sized spot on the driver side door where the paint had come off down to the metal. I noticed the spot immediately after washing my car. After speaking with the dealer I contacted Subaru and they told me it was environmental damage and they would not cover it. For the past 5 weeks I have been contacting Subaru and they have agreed to repaint only the affected body panels. However, since the initial spot there have been several other spots all over the car. I am currently trying to get them to repaint the entire car, although I would rather not have a 7 week old car completely repainted.

- Florence, KY, USA

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