Subaru Impreza Review from Norway

1998 Subaru Impreza GT 2.0 turbo

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 kilometres
Most recent distance186000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Legacy


My dream car since I was young, and still my favorite!


Leaking exhaust manifold @ 175000km.

Worn out head cover gasket @ 175000km.

Electronic head light adjustment failed.

General Comments:

Car feels tight and predictable in the bends.

The Subaru 4WD-system is perfect for snow and winter conditions. The car is very controllable and predictable on loose surfaces.

Noisy engine (which is half the reason I own this car). The boxer engine with unequal exhaust manifold sounds incredible!

Some interior parts feel cheap.

Stable and comfortable front seats (if you're slim).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th October, 2009

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review