My little Brighton just turned over 270,000 miles. I purchased this car a few years back with 180,000 miles; thought it would make a great car for my kid. When she left for college, I kept driving it. Great commuter car.
Goes through snow like a sled dog on steroids. Excellent build quality. Extreme reliability.
None. For the money (4,000 when I bought it) I can't imagine getting a better buy.
This car has been so reliable and hard working. The basic upkeep is all it has ever needed. When it snowed and the Mustang Cobra couldn't make it out of the driveway and the Mitsubishi Mirage slip, slided away.. the trusty Impreza just plowed on through! We purchased the basic, basic model... no frills and it just keeps on going. Always getting us where we need and want to go safely and with a minimum of fuss and bother. I am now looking to replace my 2001 Mitsubishi with a new Impreza... although I will go a little heavier on the "extras" this time.
Bought this to replace my Acura 3.2 CL for my commutes - and possibly to turn it into my autocross car, too. The coupe is attractive, pretty lightweight, has good power, and of course it has AWD. Everything I wanted in a car, plus pretty good gas mileage, too (26-28 mpg). I like the way it drives, the way it handles, the communicative steering, and the comfort of AWD for those not-so-nice winter days.
AWD, great steering and handling, pretty good gas mileage.
Seat is a little too low for me - and the steering wheel doesn't quite tilt enough for optimum comfort.
This car is great. I have owned it
for 7 years and it has continued to be
a reliable, fun to drive car. It's no
RS or WRX, but the basic foundation is
there. This, combined with the AWD make
this car a blast to drive hard into
corners and accelerate out of curves
with grip that sticks like superglue.
This car absolutely loves bad weather.
Snow and rain are simply no match for
the incredible AWD. Bottom line: I
love knowing that this car will get me
where I need to go safely, and
comfortably. The AWD is confidence
inspiring. You really do feel safe in
this car, no matter what the weather.
How many cars in this price class can
you say that about?
ALL WHEEL DRIVE!! The steering is
nicely weighted. Heater and AC work
quickly every time. Knowing that my
car will start every time I turn the
firmer anchors for the frameless
windows. They rattle too much when
partially down and my drivers side
window came off the track once. Dealer
repaired under warranty.