1997 Subaru Impreza User Reviews

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    Displaying 21 - 30 of 32 1997 Subaru Impreza reviews.

    1997 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr L AWD Wagon Review
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    I Love Awd — So AWD is probably the best invention ever, subaru's can go anywhere.

    Pros: the cars last forever and AWD, as mentioned before.  My car as 184K miles on it, and it is still running smoothly.

    Cons: gas tanks in subaru's are notorious for rusting out, so not only do you have to replace them, but they are hard to find used because they always rust out...

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    1997 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr Outback Sport AWD Review
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    Amc Pacer Reborn With All Wheel Drive. — Using the same platform, suspension, and drivetrain layout as the 1995 World Rally champion, it was the closest thing to a street legal rally car you could buy in 1997. With all wheel drive and Subaru reliability there's not much to say other than it was fun to drive. At the time a 2.2 L 137 HP flat four was all that was available. Amazing how much more hp they get out of basically the same engine only a few years later.

    Pros: All wheel drive, good ground clearance, rock solid stable in all road conditions.

    Cons: ABS was overly sensitive and there was no way to turn it off.

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    1997 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr L AWD Sedan Review
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    It Was A Sport But Still Great Fun — May not be a turbo but it was perfect on the A roads and oh so much fun in Scotland.

    Pros: Looks

    Cons: non-turbo

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    1997 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr L AWD Wagon Review
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    It's A Soobie! — Beautiful car, nice lil body kit, neat interior, reliable engine and has a lovely note to it.. .turns heads :)

    Pros: Loads of extras and sports seats!!

    Cons: Drum brakes o nthe back, and no fuel light!!!!

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    1997 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr L AWD Wagon Review
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    Its A Subaru. — 1989 Subaru Justy GL II 4WD 1.2ltr natrually aspirated straight 3 cylinder 9v 0 -62mph 12 s Top speed 100mph 4WD Petrol Excellent car, drives extremely well, handling tends to oversteer a little. Quite nippy considering 20 years old. Excellent offroad except there is no centre differential giving groos understeer especially in the snow! Otherwise good grip. Very reliable, mechanically - rust isnt too bad. Economy is appaling - 35 mpg with parts costing a fortune.

    Pros: 4WD

    Cons: No centre differential

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    1997 Subaru Impreza 2 Dr L AWD Coupe Review
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    Gorgeous — decent four wheel drive car with diff control so adjustable , subaru sti import version of the p1 wouldnt change it for the world , also had water spray which adds extra boost rates at 320 brake .... fast and loads of fun

    Pros: speed

    Cons: its white dirty

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    1997 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr L AWD Sedan Review
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    Fast And Thirsty — This was my dream car and the most expensive i have ever brought. I can't describe the handling, cause itr's unreal. The better the tyre the better it is. This all come with a major impact though. It isn't cheap motoring. Bets i have ever had is 30 mpg and norm is about 24. Once i got 16 but i wont go into that cuse it was very spirited driving. Insurance isn't that bad no worse than the mondeo i have. BUt parts services and fuel costs are sky high. I am proud to of owned her and have trouble with the idea of selling her, but unless i was a lot more finacially well off i wouldn't ever get another.

    Pros: Power and handling

    Cons: Cost to run.

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    1997 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr L AWD Wagon Review
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    Fast Workhorse 2.0gl Wagon — baught it as a damage repairable 3.5 yrs ago done it up but it is a dripping tap on maintaining it

    Pros: awd a good perk

    Cons: running cost + expensive parts (and getting hold of them coz of all the different  models and the imports (parts all different

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    1997 Subaru Impreza Review
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    A Good Fun Car And Very Reliable — Performance on this car was very good handled like it was on rails also very nice to drive. Interior was a bit tacky but who cares! The seats were brilliant they held me in place going round bends, the standard brakes are a bit of a let down very thirsty on petrol but also very reliable i had it 3 years and had no problems even though i drove it very hard.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Sounds great and handled very good

    Cons: Insurance and Very thirsty on petrol

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    1997 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr Outback Sport AWD Review
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    35

    Good Value — I took it to 225,000 miles before it was totaled in 2012. I should have gotten another 2 years (18 years of service life) out of it before the body rust would be beyond repair. The windshield could not be simply replaced due to body rust. Rear quarter panels were showing rust bubbles. I was averaging 24MPG in a fairly mountainous zone. At 212,000 the transmission seals needed to be replaced. The oil leaked out and I was lucky to catch it before I burned out the transmission.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Long service life. Did not burn oil.

    Cons: Hubcaps all fell off.  Rear wiper fluid failed. ABS brakes stopped working 5 years ago and it was not  a simple fix (quoted $800).

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 Subaru Impreza Reviews

    Overall Very Positive But If Oil Consumption Probs Continue, I Will Sell It. By Ricardo2030

    Number 1 rated compact car by Consumer Reports but the oil consumption issues were not revealed when purchased used from a dealer when the car was 6 months old. Very enjoyable car to drive with plent... Read More

    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

    2012 Subaru Impreza Reviews

    Fully Functional And Fun Car By Sean

    I love being able to pack up the car and go camping. With the subaru I can fold all the seats down and i have ample room for what i bring. I have also fit six people in this car with a cooler. With th... Read More

    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

    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

    I Bought This Car Used And It Was The Right Car At The Right Price And So Far Extremely Enjoyable. By Micah

    Drove this car to Va. this past Tuesday,got 32mpg and I was rollin' most of the time on I95 I was doin' 80 and had to look around to make suer there were no troopers.Great ride smooth with plenty of p... Read More

    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

    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

    I Drove This Car For About 20,000 Miles Mainly To Work. I Retired And Don't Need It Anymore. By 2009Subaru

    The car handles very well , gets OK gas mail age and has a outstanding sound system. The car is well built with tight seams and low road noise. I had the car serviced at recommended service interval... Read More

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