by spark on Jun 20, 2002 Vehicle: 1996 Subaru Impreza L 4dr Wagon AWD
We bought our Impreze new and have
loved it ever since. We have put
175,000 miles on it over the years.
Only work we ever had to do on it was
tires, brakes and a muffler. We don't
count the new oil pump we needed
because that was caused by trying to
pull too many small trees out of the
ground with the help of the AWD. The
AWD is the best though, as long as you
are not landscaping with it. Can't
spin the tires / car if you try even in
the snow. In a nutshell Our little
pea pod has been safe, reliable and a
lot of fun to drive over the years.
The formerly optional 2.2-liter engine is standard across the board, except in the new budget-minded Brighton AWD Coupe. A new grille accompanies the bigger engine, and a five-speed is available as well.