I totaled my '99, but it saved my life. I had reservations about another one because it was VERY noisy, the shift linkage was awful and the clutch worked best parked. There were a lot of ignition problems, and the rear brakes were drums. But having two dogs, always had manual transmission, and not wanting to be sitting high off of the ground left me few choices. I ended up with a 2003 with 18,500 miles on it for $13,800. I love it! Subaru addressed every issue but the rear brakes (sigh). It is quiet, no hood scoop, more power, and the best shift linkage I have driven yet. It feels like a Legacy.
Shift linkage, solid feel, and quality.
Rear discs, come on, this is the 21st Century, I know you have them, they are on the other Impreza models!
bar none, best bang for the buck going. Test
drive and buy. Thats what I did. You will
love this car. Turbo lag is an issue but with
practice it is somewhat eliminated. Fun to
out -accelerate 90% of the cars on the road.
People unfamiliar with a wrx wagon have no
idea what they are up against. Turbo plus
awd is a winning combination when out
performing other sport cars. I have over
50,000 miles on this car and every morning
it is a pleasure to get in it and drive. I have
never felt this way about any car. Buy one
and you will know what I mean.
Awd and turbo. Reliability. Engine can be
Better paint. Suggested accessories= A
clear hood bra to prevent paint chipping.
Have it put on before leaving the lot. 3M
makes a kit for the hodd and bumper. Pay