Subaru Impreza Review from Brazil

1997 Subaru Impreza GL 2000 AWD 2.0 16v non-turbo

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v non-turbo Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired19000 kilometres
Most recent distance64000 kilometres
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

Reliable / Trustworthy

Faults:

Not to say just nothing I'll mention that there are some noises inside the car.

General Comments:

PROS:

For who can only dream with the WRX, this is a great car.

Very fun to drive it over twisty roads, specially those gravel, mud and sand ones. It feels like you're on a WRC event. The tires, that are 185/70 and it's in superb suspension are what gives the car its great handling over these trick type of roads. In my country, the city roads are not so smooth as they should be, so the car is just perfect.

The AWD traction is so exciting, and it gives you so much confidence.

I've never had any mechanical-technical problem with the car.

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CONS:

You can actually see the Fuel Indicator Needle dropping. With 50l I can drive for 350-400km.

The non-turbo charged version of the engine is not that powerful (125hp) and the car is some kind of heavy, that's what explain its slow acceleration (0-100km/h in 11s).

I believe that most noises there exists inside the car are a direct result of its not-so-rigid chassis.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2003

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 1 review