1996 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: Great College Car!

1996 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

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Brighton Coupe (1.8L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Great College Car!
By TheJimmyJ on


1996 Subaru Impreza Brighton 2dr Coupe AWD


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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