1999 Subaru Impreza Reviews - Page 11 of 11

1999 Subaru Impreza Turbo 2000 2.0 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10

Faults:

Had an accident 3 days after buying the car :( . This car attracts bad attention from boy racers and dangerous company car drivers. Some drivers will try anything to take the Subaru on.

Engine cylinder head had to be replaced because of a loose nut in one of the valves :( . Difficult to say whether this was a manufacturing fault or a result of the above accident.

The car does rattle a little.

General Comments:

Performance and driveability are out of this world :) . No car competes with the Subaru on price.

The interior has been improved on this '99 model, but it is still cheap plastic. Otherwise this is a superb car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 1999

17th Oct 2007, 15:50

51 years of age, that is me, just got my hands on a 1999 model. 2.0 turbo. Claimed 254 BHP goes like stink. I am impressed with it.

1999 Subaru Impreza 22B STI 2.2 intercooled turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
Engine and transmission 2.2 intercooled turbo petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10

Faults:

Nothing, as it has just been imported from Japan.

General Comments:

This car has amazing 0-60 and top end is amazing.

I am very lucky to have this as I have inherited some money.

Looks great and is now 450 bhp.

How fast.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th March, 1999

24th Jul 2001, 05:44

My dad has got a Subaru Impreza 22b, and it has 458bhp and gets to sixty in 3.9/4.2 seconds. It does 167mph which is fast considering how fast it goes through the gears, and it has 19 inch split rim BBS wheels on it.

1999 Subaru Impreza Turbo 2000 2.0 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10

Faults:

Long waiting list; general public know too much.

Highly prized amongst car thieves.

Subaru refuse to import WRX/STI models.

General Comments:

Useful MY99 enhancements include extra 7 bhp, torque unchanged, Thatcham cat 1 alarm, STI rear spoiler, STI front brakes, ventilated rear discs, stiffer suspension, multi reflector headlights, redesigned front spoiler.

More lowdown torque is nice. Acceleration is sometimes scary.

5-door model very discrete.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 1999

1999 Subaru Impreza WRX 4x4 Turbo 2.0 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10

Faults:

Nothing yet.

General Comments:

Very impressed with it and it goes very fast. I have added uprated injectors and stage 1 turbo and TSW Venoms [alloys]. Also there is a roll cage, 6-speed gearbox and new front splitter. Top speed - 170mph / 0-60 - 4.1secs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 1999

5th Dec 2000, 23:22

Why oh why would you put Venoms on a Scooby??? The Speedlines look much better.

17th Feb 2001, 06:06

I agree, the Venoms are a particularly ugly wheel. I should go back to the Speedlines, or maybe even try a set of TSW Imola's, very sexy wheels on the Scooby!

How much was a six speed box? My 1999 STi5 Type R 2 door would very much enjoy one of those!

Cheers.

12th Apr 2001, 08:44

How much more did you pay in insurance for the roll-cage?

7th May 2004, 14:29

170 MPH don't talk rubbish (dreamer)

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 51 reviews