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First Car, First Love
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By cameronkelly82
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1998 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 4dr Wagon AWD


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After months of reading the reviews on Edmunds my parents had enough and bought the Outback without my knowledge. I was mad for all of a second. I truly loved this car. Purchased at 135,000 I took it to 180,000 without a single problem be for it was murdered in a hit and run accident. Gas milage averaged 23 mpg's consistently. I had the joy of taking it to the snow ALOT, and not a single problem. If this car didn't get hit I would be giving it to my kids (I'm 21). A great first car the roof racks are great for surfboards, the seats lay flat for the snowboards, Mt. Bikes, Skimboards, dogs, and naps if you lay diagonally. If you have the chance this is a great first car!


Best Features

Gas milage, Versatility, AWD, Reliability, Price, Ability to go anywhere, Hood scoop (that does nothing).


Worst Features

A little more speed would be great for fun and getting on the freeways in L.A. Other than that absolutely nothing.


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Oil Leak
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By thunder22
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1998 Subaru Impreza L 4dr Wagon AWD


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When I purchased this car I knew it had an oil leak but for a 1998 with 57,000 I didn't car. I've had it for four years now and have hardly had any problems with it. I didn't have the money when i bought it to repair the oil leak (broke college kid) Finally got it fixed four yrs later and it has 105,000 wheel bearings had to be replaced but other than that i haven't had to invest much into it. for 18 yrs old she runs great!! And i plan on keeping her till she dies


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Winter wonderful
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By scott120
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1998 Subaru Impreza L 4dr Sedan AWD


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Most of the year this car is a reliable, economical smart choice, but every time it snows it becomes one of the best cars on the road. The all manual control (no traction control, no ABS) feels fantastic, it's still stable but really playful.


Best Features

AWD


Worst Features

Little shy on power


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My ScoobyRoo
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Matt
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1998 Subaru Impreza RS 2dr Coupe AWD


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This is my first Subaru and I am extremely satisfied with it. I bought the car with 145K but with a rebuilt engine and it has never given me problems at all. the cars solid frame and design just make it own the road and not let go no matter how hard you try. the car is amazing and i plan on keeping it for a very long time. She's 10 years old but still races like a champ.


Best Features

The AWD in the winter makes this car the best thing I have ever driven. especially doing AWD donuts and for people that know what I'm talking about know how much fun it is to make your friends sick. And the car is amazing off the line in a drag race


Worst Features

I love the sound of mine with its exhaust redone. Borla headers and an injen intake make the car roar. Very intimidating. Lowering springs also help the car grip the road even more. I've taken highway on ramps at close to 80 and the body does not shift on me


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Wheel Bearings
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Ian Tummon
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1998 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 4dr Wagon AWD


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Bought used with 37,000 miles, left rear wheel bearings have been replaced twice. The Subaru dealer did not change belts as specified in the user's manual. Nonetheless, the car has done well in Minnesota winter driving. Some rust left rear. Intermittent warning light Airbags


Best Features

AWD


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