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1996 Subaru Impreza Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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By phredsir
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1996 Subaru Impreza Sedan L 4dr Sedan AWD


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This is my first car and I love it. I have never had any troubles with it I would recommend looking for a Subaru it you are in the market for a new car.


Best Features

Speed, cold air, fun to drive, AWD.


Worst Features

None.


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Well, it IS Reliable!
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By Car Owner
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1996 Subaru Impreza Sedan L 4dr Sedan AWD


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The windows are stupid. They have no frame and there is just the door's molding. The windows leak and often freeze, also creating moisture IN the car (windshields esp.). The A/C is EXTREMELY cold, heat is EXTREMELY warm. WISH it came with ABS and the AWD is not 50/50, so doesn't perform as great on the ice/snow/slush. The gas mileage isn't as good as I expected, I get about 17-18 (IF I am lucky) in the city. However, this thing hasn't failed me yet, and I hope to keep on driving it til it's dead (and I hope that won't be for a long time!)


Best Features

It's got good pick-up. I like the color of my car and the body design for the most part, but this car is NOT my favorite.


Worst Features

More legroom for backseat, the trunk has only like a tarp-like thing over the doughnut, which is odd. Windows, again, do NOT seal right (even newer Sub.'s do this!), would like to have had ABS, 50/50 AWD, cruise control, and fog lights on the BASIC models. Gas mileage NEEDS improvement.


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Great College Car!
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By TheJimmyJ
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1996 Subaru Impreza Sedan L 4dr Sedan AWD


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I bought this car halfway through college, and i couldn't be happier. AWD is great, beats my parents cars in the winter; it hugs the curves like it was my grandma at thanksgiving; accel. is ok, but it is amazingly peppy- my friends all want to drive it; its safe, with its dual airbags. and common enough that repairs are inexpensive. since i DID buy it used, it did have problems. i think there was a shimmy in the wheel, bad belt,and back strut. its all fixed, and i could still afford my books. Problems: ITS SO SMALL! = major inferiority complex. virtually no back seat room. Though it is techniclly a sedan, i think of it as a 4-door coupe.


Best Features

AWD, 2 airbags, gas milage, amazing road capabilities. cool car overall.


Worst Features

size, acceleration, uncomfortable seats. you get what you pay for. i sought basic, and i got basic. also, i HATE subaru's windows! wow, they suck; i never really feel like they are totally closed. it makes the doors seem cheap, moreso. engineer a fully enclosed door-frame!


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