It's like trying to keep a wild dog on a leash! It just wants to keep on going!
This is actually my second Impreza. I bought the first one, owned it for a week before I discovered that the big-end bearings were going in the engine and the previous owner had really abused it. It would have cost about £6000 to repair including a new engine so the dealer was good enough to replace it for me. Since I've had this one, I've had a couple of very small oil leakes and the speedometer stopped working for a while, but these were fixed thanks to a very skilled Subaru mechanic. Otherwise I'm really happy with it.
The performance of this beast is out of this world! It really pins you back to your seat when you put your foot down.
The grip on this thing is also unbelievable. It is impossible to spin the wheels and there is just endless grip around bends.
A lot of reviews say that the cabin is really poor and boring, but it has everything you need and a few creature comforts like climate control and a height adjustable steering wheel. It's probably not up there with the BMW 3 Series or the top spec Audi's, but it's still very well equipped.
The huge bucket seats are so comfortable you could just sink in them. They really hug you in and keep you in place when you're going around bends. The interior cloth is also tasteful and suits the car very well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th April, 2005