This car came to me as a hand-me-down from my family who bought the car new in 1993. At about 140K miles, I started having engine trouble and problems with interior design (the climate control dial broke... from the inside.) At about 150K I had to get the transmission replaced. Now, at almost 157K, the car is losing power daily and gets horrible gas mileage. However, the car, up to 130K had almost NO problems and was fun to drive up to that point. The low beams have always been pretty sad as well. If it only had a bigger engine and better gas mileage, I would be happier with it. A lot of people are saying that theirs will last to 200K, but I don't see that in my Impreza's future.
Lasts forever, great heater, design ahead of it's 1993 time.
I bought the car with 161,000 miles, now 234,000. The motor and auto tranny are excellent with good pick up and snappy shifts. Up to 31 mpg. 25-29 average. Very good for mileage and year. Car is easy to work on. The engineers definitly had regular people in mind when designing. This is my first Subaru and have driven it real hard. I highly recommend this vehicle for build quality, reliability, low maintenance cost, and the amount of options you get.
Power Windows, locks, rear defrost and the tilt wheel has good range.
I bought my Impreza used and I've had
it for more than 5 years now. It's
been a good, reliable car. It's
underpowered and the gas mileage isn't
as good as I expect for a small car,
but overall I like it.
Great cargo space for a small car.
Later models of the Impreza got a
larger engine which would be a big
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