The 1.8L equipped with the 5 speed and
AWD is adequate. The car wont sit you
back in your seat off the line. But
once the car is traveling at highway
speeds it has plenty of passing
power. the awd comes in handy in the
rain. the car feels very stable and
confident. Same can be said driving
in the snow. The back seat will seat 2
Ok. My only complaint about the car is
the gearbox. 1 3 5 are far away from
each other, it takes some getting used
to. the car handles excellent. If you
need a good reliable car dont hesitate
to give the impreza a look. with its
abundance of body styles.
Wagon/Sedan/Coupe you can find a car
to fit your needs.
All wheel drive, Good handling, Better
styling than other cars of that era.
potential to be modified with later
model subaru parts i.e. engine,
transmission. Can you say WRX?
Stronger engine, adressed with the
2.2L and 2.5 rs in 1998. and WRX in
I had a 2003 Cadillac CTS that was a
lemon. After the dealer bought it back
I needed a car. I bought this car on
ebay for $1200.00. I put in new spark
plugs and that was it. It's FWD
handled fantastic in the blizzard last
year. Very reliable.
The car is very ergonomical. Great
engineering. 30 mpg. Every accesory
works as designed.
I have 156,000 miles on this car. The
heat works and the A/C cranks out. It
gets 30 mpg. Would I improve anything?
Nope not a thing.
Only suffered with this car for so long
due to the need for the AWd system-
which is the only reason to buy a
Subaru. Had to replace 5 sensors,
Entire AC unit ($1400), radiator,
rotors (3times! @ $300 a pop), main
head gasket ($600), front transaxle
($550), and way too many alignments,
horrible exhaust smell when first
started, and new sets of tires (eats
them up). Subaru tauts quality that is
AWD is good in snow when the tires have
less than 10,000 miles.