1993 Subaru Impreza Reviews

1993 Subaru Impreza from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Perfect college/ young single beater

Faults:

New radiator hoses.

New water pump.

New clutch.

New tires.

Previous owner was a mechanic, so yearly maintenance, plugs, fluids, etc.

Basically this car is light in the frame and needs to be protected from rust through, but mechanically it's amazing.

General Comments:

Typical light gauge frame, so road noise and vibration loud.

Dead reliable car, fun pickup and no major repairs needed. I've owned Honda's and Toyota's before this car, and while they were all solid runners, they needed much more work on suspension (Honda) and drive train/cooling system (Toyota).

I am so spoiled by this car, that if anything I tend to do too little preventative maintenance, since it runs like a champ. The only real issue I have ever had to fight with is leaking oil from older seals, but no head gasket issues.

The car is a 4 door, and has a small backseat, but for a single guy or a couple, this car is perfect.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th January, 2010

1993 Subaru Impreza Wagon LS 1.8L from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.8L Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired19000 miles
Most recent distance140500 miles
Previous carSubaru Legacy

Summary:

Wonderful, reliable, practical

Faults:

At approximately 90,000 miles my engine developed a ticking noise. I didn't have it looked at until 95000 miles. It cost $500 to have the dealer replace some cam rockers (or something like that). The engine has been rock solid since then. I have 140K on it now.

Recently I put on new rotors/pads.

I had routinely done transmission fluid flushes from 20000 miles to 100000 miles.

Nothing else has broken. It just runs well.

General Comments:

This car is slow, but once it gets up to speed it handles well.

It is relatively comfortable, and I did a lot of driving between Wisconsin and Missouri for several years.

With the back seat folded down, I can put a lot of supplies in the car, and it has been very useful for moving furniture, etc.

The engine is seriously underpowered, so much so that at a red light, you cannot keep the A/C compressor running as it bogs down the engine too much.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th December, 2009

1993 Subaru Impreza L from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired280000 kilometres
Most recent distance305000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 323

Summary:

The best $600 car investment!! Amazing!!

Faults:

Fan blower stopped working - I live with it, warmth comes when I get on the highway.

Gas tank switch broke - $75.

Rust - some painting made it look better $10.

Dash doesn't light up.

Electrical problem with back lights (not brakes), but I can switch them on manually.

The previous owner put some money on it though.

General Comments:

This is the most reliable car I have ever had!

I bought this car as it was already old and rusted, so I wasn't expecting much from it.

What a surprise! I only had to put $75 on it, plus maintenance and it still works great! That's amazing for an old car, as they usually need a lot of repairs and don't last that long! (My Nissan Sentra 1992 "died" after 11 years and a lot of repairs and the engine of my Mazda 323 1993 failed after 13 years) 16 years and no "big" issue is a record!

Last time I went to the garage, the mechanic told me the engine was still doing very well.

If you are looking for a used car, I deeply recommend an Impreza! It's the most reliable!

And on top of all, it's fun to drive!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2009

1993 Subaru Impreza L 1.8 liter from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.8 liter Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 miles
Most recent distance180000 miles

Summary:

Amazing, not like any other I've driven

Faults:

The dashboard lights have gone I don't know if it is a fuse or not but every other light comes on. Muffler had a hole in it so it sounds pretty loud and the front alignment has gone bad in it and so has the alt.

General Comments:

I love this car my parents thought that it was a bad buy but I thought that it was a very dependable car. I love the semi auto button its great for getting up hills better and on the highway. the cup holders are in a terrible place I hate it but I don't useally drink in the car. you should deffinatly buy this car its amazing in the winter with the all wheel drive and handles amazing around sharp corners and s turns.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th April, 2008

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 19 reviews