First gear had a substantial amount of lag. This was easily fixed with different, and more expensive gearbox oil.
Handling is to good to be true. it simply isn't right, a car shouldn't be able to handle this well.
Gets dirty to often.
Mechanically, nothing has gone wrong due to a fantastic engine.
Our family owns a green Subaru Impreza Turbo sedan and it is by miles the best car we have, and probably ever will own.
The car has no body-roll whatsoever and handles like nothing else.
And then of course, there is the power and agility of the car itself.
No other car at the same price and in the same league even comes close to the sheer ferocity and aggression that is the Impreza Turbo
Our car has been tested and does 0-100Km/H in around 5.5 seconds, which, for the $AUS25,000 we payed for it and $AUS40,000 new is, and I think you will agree, bloody fast.
The acceleration is mind boggling. Drive an Impreza Turbo and you will wonder how a tiny two-litre engine can produce so much grunt.
The Impreza Turbo is a light, agile, nimble little car with traction on the road like a train on train-tracks.
Test drive one that isn't the 2001 'bug-eyed' model and you will have to have it.
I have test drove many Holden and Ford V8 vehicles and none of them felt as fast and involving as the Impreza Turbo. Personally I think the Impreza Turbo, let alone the Subaru, Technica International Impreza version bring the V8 revolution to its knees.
All in all, a great car.