1999 Subaru Impreza User Reviews

1999 Subaru Impreza Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 52 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" 18 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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John writes:
1999 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr Outback Sport AWD Review
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5

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Daughter loves it.

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want it back

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Little Tank — Another fun car. Our first Subaru and the reason to get another. Just a joy to drive and fun on gravel or snow. Can't say enough for their cars. Safe and fun! Have had it now for about 5 years and just do oil changes. and routine repairs. Has a K&N filter and a "gel mat" battery to make it better in the cold winter. Great on the snow and out away from the city. Always starts and no big troubles..

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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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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Michael writes:
1999 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr L AWD Wagon Review
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its mine

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to much money to run

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My Thoughts On Impreza Non Turbo — not quick enough to heavy don stop quick enough and handels like a boat round corners build quality is ok but all the pannels rattle with the sterio the interior looks ok now but the outside looks great imo. costs loads in juice only 150-200 miles to the tank but is fun to drive

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Josh writes:
1999 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr L AWD Wagon Review
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4

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Manual, Facelift

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Possibly reliability.

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4wd — My 99 impreza CZ sport is a mint car, good on gas, not many problems, favourite model of subaru,manual and so much fun to drive! Not particularly fast however (1.5) but thats about to change in the next few months.

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

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Tony writes:
1999 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr Outback Sport AWD Review
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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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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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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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1995 Subaru Impreza Reviews

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1996 Subaru Impreza Reviews

The Super Sube By henry_s

Overall very happy with this car. It was my first ride ever, so it'll always remain near and dear. Like any car, keep up with maintenance and it will reward you. If you live in an area with snowy wint... Read More

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1997 Subaru Impreza Reviews

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I love this car. It's amazingly fun to drive, especially considering it's my first stick! Wouldn't trade this car for anything -- I'll use it til it gives up on me! 90k miles roughly, drives like new.... Read More

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