This 1998 model year car had 36,000
miles when I purchased it in
2001 and I saved about $11,000 off the
new price. Buying used, it was a very
affordable, excellent handling sports
sedan that is very capable in the snowy
winters of New England. The 165hp 2.5L
engine provides engough power to beat
the traffic light rush from 4 lanes to
2 in some Boston intersections though
it's nothing compared to the turbo rush
of the WRX. The reliability problems I
have had include several oil leaks from
the crankshaft seal (40,000 miles,
$400, covered by warranty) and the oil
sending unit (75,000 miles, $150).
All wheel drive, sporty handling,
comfortable sport seats, sunroof,
surprisingly big trunk for a sedan (I
can easily fit 2 bicycles inside with
the seats folded down).
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