1995 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Type Ra 2.0 turbo from UK and Ireland
One of the best Subaru Impreza's ever to come out of Japan
Nothing has gone wrong with the car since I have had it.
When I got it, I had a full service done and new cambelt kit fitted, and it still drives absolutely fantastic.
What can I say about this car, well it is one hell of a car to drive as it's basically a lightweight, stripped out, road going rally car.
It has a very low ratio gearbox with DCCD and is not very good on the motorway as it's pretty well maxed out at 110 mph, but the acceleration is unbelievable.
The handling of the car as you would expect from a 4 wheel drive car is fantastic; you can throw it into a corner at any speed and it will take it with ease, and it feels like it's stuck to the road.
All in all an iconic car that is still as good to drive today as it was when it was new in 1995.
This particular model, being the Impreza WRX STI Type Ra, is getting rare now as many of them were used for what they were designed for, which was rallying.
If you ever get chance to have a go in one of these, jump at the chance, and I can say you will not be disappointed if you are a petrol head like me :-
With all the electric cars been manufactured nowadays, they will probably never make a car like this again, which is such a shame as they are so much fun to drive.
I will be keeping this one till I am too old to drive it and then I will still look at it with a smile on my face :-)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th November, 2019
15th Nov 2019, 20:08
The 1990s Impreza is an iconic car, glad you are happy with it. I've wanted one since I saw one for the first time back in 1998 in a video game called Gran Turismo. In real life it's hard to find one that has not been modified though... is your's all original?
29th Nov 2019, 10:25
Yes it's totally standard as it came out of the factory except for aftermarket alloys.
I have now purchased the correct original type alloys for it.