1998 Subaru Impreza 22B 2.2 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Nothing except I needed new spark plugs after 20,000km because I absolutely thrashed it.
The 22B is the best all round car for under $200,000 blowing away things like Evo's and the odd Skyline GTR, and even Porsches.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th April, 2001
29th Apr 2001, 23:04
You guys are so lucky in other parts of the world, you guys actually get the full blown 22b STi. Here in Canada we get the useless 2.5RS, it's an accountants performance car. Looks like Colin McCraes daily driver, performs like Moms Volvo 240 Station Wagon. I'd give one of my kidneys for a 22b, any takers?
Finally this year Subaru gave us the WRX, well, WRX Diet. The looks are horrid and the performance decent. I am looking to get a 2.5RS and getting a 22b engine from Japan to turn my Subbie into a Mustang, Camaro and Corvette killer, HEHEHE :)
15th Aug 2001, 00:06
Although I'm not sure exactly where you are, but I am thinking New Zealand due to the fact that they aren't allowed on the road in Australia.
I would give anything to be able to own a 22B. There were only 4 of those beauties imported into Australia. I mean they allow Ferrari's on the road and look at those. WHY not allow a 22B. This car is just so damn good that no one here can even drive it. What's the deal.
Well maybe I should move to New Zealand and buy one because the pleasure of driving one of those would be the best feeling in this world. Especially to beat a GTR or even an EVO at the lights. :)
11th Oct 2002, 19:42
Saw one for sale in auto trader 85 thou NZ
28th Nov 2004, 13:32
How much were the Subaru 22b's when new?
Also, what BHP did they come with standard..?
9th Dec 2004, 03:06
I've driven a 450 bhp 22B and it was brutal - 0-100 in under 10 seconds easily! Only comes with around 280 hp as standard, but the block can take a lot more. A lot lighter than the newer models as well.