1996 Subaru Impreza 2.2 from North America
Cheaply made, with the exception of the very reliable engine
Center differential went very bad. Expensive fix for a tiny problem (solenoid). Nearly impossible to drive without fixing.
The front control arms are puny, and I had a series of issues with alignment.
Everything that could leak, did leak.
Windows fell out of tracks.
Other, petty things that I forget.
It handled very, very well, and could get up and go if forced to (pedal to the floor, high RPM required).
However, it was generally sluggish and depressing to drive with an automatic transmission.
The car 'felt' cheap, like driving Tupperware.
Had the construction been more robust, I would have kept it.
Gas mileage was good, considering that the car is AWD. Averaged about 29 MPG.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th March, 2012