Horrible, expensive to buy and maintain
I bought a 1998 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS in 2000.
With the overpriced tag when I bought it from the dealership, and grossly overpriced repairs for inferior parts, it was a struggle to keep it on the road.
Ran OK until I reached 90,000 miles. Now I am smack dab in the middle of the Subaru cooling system malfunction. 4 thermostats, 1 waterpump, 2 radiator flushes, about 20 gallons of antifreeze, and a negative carbon monoxide test; still no answer.
I have missed so many days of work stuck on the side of the road overheated (the car and myself). No garage can give me a straight answer other than that they think it's this or that, until they fix it and it still overheats.
Head gasket? All set with that! For the $2,000 dollars that will cost, it will go towards a vehicle not named Subaru. It's a shame and disgrace they would destroy their reputation they once had. Subaru needs to man up and take responsibility for inexcusable ignorance.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd November, 2007