1998 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.2L 4 cylinder from North America
Good car, a little bit quirky
Nothing really wrong, but a couple of quirks.
Check engine light keeps blipping on, but none of the mechanics can find anything wrong with it.
The vacuum plates (?) on the ABS system are rusting and need to be fixed soon.
I waited a long time to buy this car, always liked them, so I was thrilled to get it finally.
It handles like a dream and my experience in the snow has been great. I live in a mountainous area of WV and this is my first experience with AWD. Wow! Car can handle snow up to 8" deep like it's nothing.
Nice control panel. Fairly roomy interior, but why do all car manufacturers use such ugly fabrics for their upholstery?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th December, 2003
29th Jul 2004, 14:29
I agree with the upholstery comment; it seemed a bit wild to me when I first got in, but I don't notice it anymore and my 9mo old likes playing with it. Overall great car; bought it used, but it only has about 81k on it right now. Had it in for brake pads once, but apparently screeching doesn't always mean something's wrong (would still get it checked anyway). Biggest complaint is that a carseat doesn't fit in the middle backseat; has to be behind driver or passenger. Plan to go up to a Forester next.
8th Sep 2008, 13:55
Just to let you know the Forester is made on the same platform as an Impreza, so I don't think you'll gain any more room in the middle back seat for your child's car seat. You should consider a Legacy!