Subaru used cars like the Impreza is the motor companys first rally car that started rolling out of North American dealerships in 2002. This vehicle looks and feels like you can take it off course and start racing right away. The Subaru Motor Corporation decided that there was a need for this type of rally vehicle on the roads of North American and so the Impreza was developed for those people who craved that type of car. This turbo super-charged rally car became very popular in North American and so I wanted to research it and see if the Impreza is a vehicle I would buy used.
Subaru Impreza used cars:
The Impreza looks like something straight from the actual racing team itself. Both inside and outside have a look to it that screams, Lets race on the dirt. The Impreza i looked at was from 2006, its very compact and small. The speedometer and engine sensors are easy to read and the center console is easy to use. The two front bucket seats are cool, but there is no room in the back seat for people who are over six feet tall. Even thou its suppose to be a four door compact sedan, its really only made for two people.
I found three different fuel statistics for the different types models the Impreza offers. The base package has a 10-litre, per 100km, for city driving and 7.5-litre, per 100km for highway driving. The WRX model has a 12-litre, per 100km, for city driving and 8.5-litre, per 100km, for highway driving. The STi has a fuel rating of 13.4-litre, per 100km, for city driving and 9.1-litre, per 100km, for highway driving.
There are three different engines for the various models from 2002 to 2006. The base model has a four cylinder, 2.5-litre engine, which produces 165 horsepower, then 2006 it increased the horsepower to 173. The WRX is a four cylinder, 2.0-litre turbo-charged engine, which has 227 horsepower under the hood. Their best model, the STi has a four cylinder, 2.5-litre engine, which produces 300 horsepower.
Lets look at the pros and cons of buying an Impreza as a used vehicle:
1-A leading online consumer watch dog gives the Impreza an above average rating for a used car to buy.
2-There are problems with the head gasket.
3-There have been transmission problems with all models.
4-The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety organization gave a good rating for a front crash test done to it.
The Impreza is a car I would recommend buying, but make sure that youre getting one that wasnt abused by its previous owner.
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