1999 Subaru Impreza Turbo Wagno 2.0 turbo
Fast, fun, reliable but VERY thirsty. FSH is essential.
Vibration at 100mph was traced to sticky joint in the prop-shaft. Replaced under warranty. MAF and oxygen sensors failed at 57k. Parts alone cost over £200. Drivers side seat wearing. Lots of rattles!
Excellent car on performance. Puts a big grin on your face every time you floor it. Very expensive to run though. Fuel consumption is BAD, you will be luck to see much over 25mpg, but then again these cars weren't built for economy, but for speed. Insurance is high to. Group 17. A lots of companies insist on a tracking device as well which is extra expense. Car is very reliable though, starts in all weathers. Nice to drive although the interior is a bit sparse. For some reason Subaru installed a button that dims the clock. That's about the only luxury item!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th January, 2006