12th Jun 2006, 05:43

Currently own a UK 2000 turbo. I test drove the P1 the other day and it's simply amazing. I'll be part exchanging my Subaru and buying it if all goes well.

Got a quote of £1700. I'm 25. Not too bad for a group 20 car.

5th Nov 2006, 12:04

I own a x plate P1 which I bought 7 weeks ago with 67k on now it is sitting in scooby clinic having a full engine rebuild.Oops.

16th Nov 2006, 16:41

Wow this car is very quick for its size. This car weighs around 3800 pounds running at 280 horses and still it does a 0-60 time in 4.5 seconds. This is insane for a car this heavy. The lamborghini gallardo weighs less and is stronger. The gallardo weighs around 3100 pounds with 500 hp and only does 0-60 in only 4.3 seconds. If the p1 had 500 hp imagine how fast it would be.

19th Nov 2006, 12:03

For the person with the x plate that is in the scooby clinic, p1's are known to need engine changes around the 60,000 mile mark as there was a fault with the engine when first released. just thought I would leave a comment. good luck and please have as much fun as I did before it got nicked.

27th Nov 2006, 14:56

Mine's in the garage too! And that's with only 46,000 on the clock, quality oil/fuel pressure/turbo boost gauges (not standard surprisingly!), a decent turbo timer, a top spec Motec 800 ECU (to supposedly overcome the design 'fault'), proper maintenance and a decent dose of mechanical sympathy when driven from cold. Seized solid with no oil/water loss... Regrets - none at all. Still looks fantastic, and makes you feel special on every drive. If you've got the 18" wheels like me, go with Goodyear eagle F1's - the ride is 100% improved over the Pirelli P Zero's.

24th Jan 2007, 17:06

I'm on my 4th Subaru, a WRX, WRX PPP, and STi PPP.

Just got the P1; it does go fantastic, but no better than the STi PPP, and only marginally better on the twisty stuff.

The big, big problem is, mine too will be heading to Scooby clinic in the next few days for a new engine. This is after already having 800 quid's worth of rear dampers (another common fault) and big brake conversion in the past month. They are super cars with a cheap buying cost, but the running costs are just as high as the Porsches and Ferraris.

My advice is yes, they are superb, but at a very very large cost. The STi is just as quick, but engines are stronger and they're a much more livable package. The P1 should live in the garage and come out on a sunny day; don't even think about using it as an everyday car, you will kill it.

24th Jan 2007, 18:34

Hello, I've never owned a P1, but have heard a similar story of engine failures on the P1. Impreza's in general are reliable, even with the power upgrades like the PPP on the WRX and STI. I've had an old WRX and now a WRX PPP both very good. So why all the aggro with the P1? And what did you think of the WRX PPP?

27th Jan 2007, 13:25

I have used my P1 as an every day car for the last year and a half. It has never faltered once. Change the MAF sensor every other service and you'll be in good stead.

It's an absolutely superb car, with fantastic performance and road holding abilities to boot. Easily the best car I've ever owned. Look after it; regular services from reliable places, warm up and cool down religiously, and don't let it drink anything less than 97RON fuel, and it will love you back and put a smile on your face every time you sit in it.

Not a bit of wonder Evo Magazine placed it so highly in the Top 50 cars of all time. 17th, higher than any other Impreza and further up the list that its nearest rival, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI. Both awesome cars, but having the ability to drive both on a daily basis, the P1 does it for me.

10th Feb 2007, 12:22

Subaru p1`s are simply immense they drive like a true rally car and they go like a true super car, what more do you want. perfect i`ve had mine for 1 day and I love it.

22nd Feb 2007, 13:50

I've had my impreza p1 now for over a year never faulted me once I absulutly love this car its looks and most of all its performance will never sell.

19th Apr 2007, 14:54

I have just recently bought a P1, before that I had a newage Impreza WRX PPP, I was worried about swaping for an older car, but the truth is that the P1 is just incredible.

The WRX PPP was a better everyday car, but the P1 is so special. I know that the running costs are high, but I deliberately bought one that had a new bottom end fitted.

8th Feb 2008, 16:37

I am the proud owner of one and they are a BEAST of a machine.

3rd Mar 2008, 15:01

I have a 2004 WRX PPP, its my second impreza turbo, its pretty fast, but I imagine the P1 a quite a bit faster, its probably the only car id go older again for.

30th Mar 2008, 07:00

I own a p1 no. 996/1000.

It has been modified to 377 bhp.

The car looks and handles great, but the interior has a cheap japanese feel to it as does the paint finish in the boot shut and under the bonnet.

The car is only used on sunny days and is warmed up and cooled down religiously and serviced every 5k.

I use my mini cooper s john cooper works day to day

210 bhp and a quality feel inside and out. (thanks BMW).

30th Mar 2008, 13:28

What are the internals like on a P1, id imagine they are pretty tough, this car was a rival for the EVO 6, considerd by many the best EVO, but it actually handled a little better didn't it?

7th Apr 2008, 16:10

All comments sound good lads. Want my first 2001 WRX. Can anyone help? Are they a good every day car, and do they have any faults to look out for when buying?. ps After I try this I might be after a P1 soon. Thanks for any help.

28th Aug 2008, 08:37

I own a P1 which I bought 12 months ago after dreaming for years about them. It is my second and by far best Impreza.

The handling and performance is second to none, and I have driven quite a few Scoobies to compare with.

I have increased the power to 380BHP, and all I can say is WOW, if you are looking for a P1, don't bother, just go and buy it.

Simply the best Impreza on the market in my opinion.

6th Sep 2008, 10:49

Just purchased a 2000 W plate Impreza P1. Awesome car to drive, but not sure if it's as quick as my Evo 7 GSR tho. Will de-catting the car make a difference performance wise?

7th Sep 2008, 22:00

P1's are fantastic. I raced a 57 plate RS4; he had no chance...

Not bad for a W reg.

19th Oct 2008, 07:07

I have owned my P1 for 3 years now. Always serviced at Subaru. Drove it up to Subaru dealership... won't say which one... it was going fine, dropped it off weeks for the 60,000 mile service which includes cam belts. They have blown it up! Won't admit they have!! I'm off to see a solicitor tomorrow!

Anyone got any ideas?