1999 Subaru Impreza User Reviews

1999 Subaru Impreza Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 51 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"power" 25 reviews
"ride" 17 reviews
"handling" 12 reviews
"awd" 8 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"turbo" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Ben writes:
1999 Subaru Impreza 2 Dr RS AWD Coupe Review
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Engine, chassis, coupe looks, exhaust, seats

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Interior look, impractical coupe

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The Original Rally-bred Subie — This is truely one of the greatest small cars ever made. In 1999, no car in its class could compete with the Impreza'a 165hp. It's short wheelbase and light weight makes for go-kart like handling that is fun to drive in any weather condition. Some may consider the exterior a bit gaudy or overdone but its aggressive rally fog-lights and large rear wing make it look like the rally car it is bred from. Not only that, the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine means great gas mileage which in this age of $4 a gallon gas is very important. The Subaru Impreza is an amazing car!

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Joe writes:
1999 Subaru Impreza 2 Dr RS AWD Coupe Review
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Unique to own

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none

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Awsome — Its slow, maybe 150hp at the wheels, but it brings a smile to my face every time i get in it. Handles like a dream, lots of fun to drive whether its to school, work or taking to the track on the weekend.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Craig writes:
1999 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr L AWD Sedan Review
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Gravity bending performance, handling, practicality, sound, experience, value per smile

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It's not exactly discreet and most people will hate you, and everyone will want to race you in their Saxos

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Subaru Impreza Rb5 - From Supermarket To Supercar, Possibly The Best All-round Car You Could Own — The number of different variants of Subaru Impreza is mind numbing, and everyone will tell you their version is better than all the others, and depending on what you want then they're all right. The Impreza is a legend, desired by many, despised by the rest. To see it is to mock its plastic stick on bits, to hear it is to complain about the noise.....to drive it is to realise what you've been missing out on. The true Impreza fan has, like me, watched it from the side of the forest tracks as McRae, Sainz, Burns, Kankunen and Solberg sprayed them with mud and as such the "classic" shape is where we look when we want to buy one. It's getting on a bit now, and as such finding a good one is getting increasingly difficult. Because of this it suddenly becomes very easy to refine which model to look for. The 22B still commands mega-bucks, but was never designed for British roads. Rarity gives it desirability but it's not the sensible choice. The P1, the most extreme of the genuine British cars is the object of desire for many...until you look a little closer. Tuned to within an inch of it's life, at nearly 9 years old there are very few now that haven't had an engine rebuild. And that's the thing with Scoobies...they're bullet proof reliable, right up until you start playing with the power output. Why? Even a standard Turbo 2000 will leave a Porsche 911 on your average Welsh B-road. The model that demands the smart money is the RB5. Obscenely quick, but still relatively standard so if treated with respect should still be going very strong. All finished in grey they are also the most understated. So what's the big deal about them? The performance everyone knows about. Off the line in any conditions, sun, rain or thick snow, the permanant 4WD will launch you towards the horizon. Modern hot hatches such as the Focus ST and the Astra VXR pack more power....but all through the front wheels. They simply can't use their power as effectively as the Impreza, and we've not even touched on the cornering ability. You have to have overdosed on stupid pills to mess up a sweeping bend in a Scooby. They inspire confidence, reward enthusiasm. And yet, it does all of this while carrying four passengers and a huge boot full of luggage. It'll burble along at 30mph without straining at the leash, a model of practicality. And then the road opens up before you and the turbo girds it's loins and suddenly you're elsewhere. I've driven and owned some truly godawful cars in my life, had the priviledge of racing many wonderful cars, yet there is no car that I am ever realistically likely to own that gives such an experience. Owning one is a great responsibilty as every Saxo, Corsa or even rep-mobile will ride your backside wanting you to race. You never ever have to though, as you know you're driving the car that gave both Colin McRae and Richard Burns the world rally championship.....and no amount of money spent at Halfords will change that.

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Tony writes:
1999 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr Outback Sport AWD Wagon Review
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5

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Lots of space in a small car! Awesome visability, AWD (great on snow!), good performance for a little japanese car!

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Not as high quality as a Toyota, BUT is definatly the next best thing! Much more fun than a Toyota thats for sure!

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Fun Little Car That Can Find A Way To Do Anything! — This is a fun little car! Acceleration is a bit sluggish since it weighs a ton, due to the 4WD, but once you're up and going this little devil can do anything! The brakes are great! And the handling is awesome! Performs best in the dirt I might add! There is alot of road noise, but the build quality is decent. It's not a Toyota, but then again it's the next best thing! Styling is very good for an older car, and doesn't look outdated at all! Also this car is invaluable for those long camping trips and the quick trip to the lake!

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Jake writes:
1999 Subaru Impreza Review
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good handling,all wheel drive, good E-brake

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bad struts

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The Dooby — awesome car, great handling, power

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Daniel writes:
1999 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr L AWD Sedan Review
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My Subaru Impreza Gt Sedan 99 — Like: the boxer engine, 4-wheel-drive, simple design, incredible variety of tuning possibilities Dislike: rear spoiler could be bigger (hinting at Mitsu Evo), the doors are crappy

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Colin writes:
1999 Subaru Impreza 2 Dr RS AWD Coupe Review
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the interior is swaped. 08 sti driver seat 07 sti passsanger seat 05 wrx back seat (when its in the car...) 04 wrx front breaks 00 rear breaks both drilled and slotted roters.

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it sits so low...

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99 2.5 Rs Frankenstein — its built for rally other than the motor but the stock 2.5 with crawford ecu, twin filtered intake and miss matched headers back exhust does the job nice. it handles on any surface better than any other car ive ever drivin. the full wide body kit adds a extremly aggresive look to the car.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Martin writes:
1999 Subaru Impreza 2 Dr RS AWD Coupe Review
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every thing

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running costs

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Subaru Impreza Version 6 Type R — very fast car 0-60 4.5 seconds build quality was good one the best looking cars about running costs wo stupid could empty a tank in hundred miles parts cost a fortune loads and loads of fun to drive tho

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ashlee writes:
1999 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr L AWD Sedan Review
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its blue

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nothing!

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:d — preformance: for a stock car its pretty quick. (for me) build Q: radiator had to be changed and the air flow thingy Appearance: blue. comfy seats. cost: 60$ every time i fill up. fill up every 4 days or so. Fun fact: awesome to drive.

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Stig writes:
1999 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr L AWD Sedan Review
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Really amazing sports saloon!

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fuel consumption

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Monster Sports Saloon — The car was equiped with a 2.2L flat 4 engine. It threw out something like 440 bhp on the bench test. I did not modify it, I was already boosted by the previous owner. The engine was swapped for a 2.2L turbo. low compression pistons, new suspensions, New spoiler, wider track, new STI butcket seats. I never maxed out the car but it had lots of low to mid end torque! The most awesome thing, just like in other subaru, was the engine sound.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2013 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Sexy Beast By Xaviernator1000

I love the handling couldn't ask for better great for those ralley roads and amazing in the snow can definitely have some fun in it. It has a very unique look to the car which I love. Great car overa... Read More

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2012 Subaru Impreza Reviews

I'm Really Surprised More People Don't Own These. By WizUnderWater

I HAD to buy a 4WD to get up our hill. Sadly had to get rid of my Mustang. Bought the Impreza because it wasn't as "boxy" as the other small SUVs. Since it was based on the car it was zippy, corne... Read More

All Purpose Small Car By ccravotta3

Reliable. Good function and performance. Step up from 2WD economy vehicles of same class. Hatchback to cargo area with fold down seats make loading and unloading easy. Great handling on country roads ... Read More

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2011 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Overall Good Reliable Car For 21k By pooderheads

Love the all wheel drive in winter, low maintenance, will last a long time like most subarus, parts are moderately priced, looks like WRX (hatch), great cargo space. Don't like the passenger front sea... Read More

Ilove The Car It Is Probably The Best Handeling Car I Ever Owned By geomanski

Not the best riding car but then it was never ment to be.It has power almost on demand I wanted to get the STI but when I drove the WRX it was a very close second and if I wanted more power the p... Read More

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2010 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Awesome By Craig

This care has never left me stranded! It is great in snow, ice, rain, or any other type of weather! The look is elegant and sophisticated. The interior has many options that make the car comfortable a... Read More

Great Little Car By jakereese

I just got this car a week ago so this will be a short review for now. First on the looks. I love the look of this car, I find myself checking it out often. Build quality: There are some noise whe... Read More

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2009 Subaru Impreza Reviews

09 Impreza By shawje

I love this car but with a growing family the small storage becomes an issue. Might be good as a second car. The AWD will get the car nearly anywhere you want. Power is sluggish until high up in rp... Read More

Wrausarex (please Keep Your Hands In The Vehicle At All Times). By Interceptor

One of best decisions I've made was trading in my 2004 WRX for an 09 WRX! Although I think my 04 looked Beefy like the Incredible Hulk... this WRX has the little niceties (MP3, Bluetooth - phone, Sat... Read More

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