Subaru Impreza Review from Belgium

2000 Subaru Impreza GT Turbo 2.0 turbo

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance85000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Calibra

Summary:

Great fun to drive

Faults:

Air flow meter broke down at 30000 km

Engine blew at 60000 km.

General Comments:

Until 2006 Prodrive kit fitted: 240 HP / 350Nm.

Later ECUtek tuning: 275 HP / 380 Nm.

AP-Racing brakes, adjustable suspension, nylon bushes, big anti roll bar fitted.

It handles like a go-kart and out-accelerates (up to 200 km/h) about anything on the road.

In the mean time it's just for fun, got a WRX for business trips, since the GT Turbo is so stiff the whole car rattles and shakes when driving over a coin lost on the road.

Even performing well on the Nuerburgring Nordschleife.

Big drawback: fuel consumption: 20 - 25 liters / 100 km!!

However, this car is a man's perfect toy!

The new series WRX, STI... after 2000 is not the same anymore. Too heavy, too much comfort accessories (who needs an air con or stereo in such a car?)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th December, 2007

14th Dec 2007, 04:45

Yes your right, they do make them too heavy for the type of car it is these days, you don't buy it for the comforts. The 90's models had plenty and only weighed between 1200 and 1300 kgs. Now STIs are around 1450. But I do think a stereo is a must have.

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review