1998 Subaru Impreza User Reviews

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    1998 Subaru Impreza 2 Dr RS AWD Coupe Review
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    Rally Car For Not Much Money — This car is great. Drove it for 7 years before the transmission and engine both needed work. Instead of fixing it, I had everything from a 2004 STI swapped into my car. Engine, trans, brakes, suspension, even the gas tank. It drives like a bat-out-of-hell and doesn't care if its raining or snowing. The car will rip off low 12 second quarter miles but its easy to drive and doesn't beat you up as a DD. Best mod besides the Brembos was adding in a bunch of sound insulation.

    Pros: Fantastic traction, handling and plenty of power.  Easy to work on and fun to upgrade.

    Cons: Brakes need upgrading.  I chose Brembos.  Interior is low-rent but better than most domestic vehicles.

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    1998 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr Outback Sport AWD Review
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    Mighty Mighty Subaru — I bought the Subaru as a second car, to carry our kayaks out to the lake or to the river. This is my second Subaru for that purpose-the first one made it to 20 years and 205,000 MI. This one's at 150,000 with nothing more than routine maintenance. Rugged and reliable. The AWD makes for gas mileage on the low side of the scale. Fortunately, we don't drive it a lot of miles. At 15 years and 150K, there's more rust than steel anymore, and the windows take forever to roll up. Still, they always DO roll up. I've owned this car for over three years and 30000 miles, with nothing more than oil changes. The previous owner took care of everything else up to that point, and it will probably rust out completely before it needs another timing belt, new brakes, or another tune up.

    Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

    Pros: Reliable, always starts. Never gets stuck in snow or ice. Low cost of maintenance.

    Cons: Body rust started to be significant at ten years old. Fuel economy is only fair for a four cylinder five speed manual because of full time AWD.

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    1998 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr Outback Sport AWD Review
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    Great Car, Well Worth The Investment! — great little car. not worth much in the book any more. still holding up pretty well. needs fixing here and there but pretty good for a 98. subarus are great cars! has minor rust but what cars don't get rust! I go 2 weeks on a half tank of gas which is about 100 miles.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: miles per gallon

    Cons: it's kinda small because i'm tall but as long as i put the seat back it's just fine.

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    1998 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr Outback Sport AWD Review
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    Its A Great Car — its fast amazing brakes handing good shape very very fast did some repairs new snow tires rims snow brakes seat covers stickers 236000 miles on runs great though it cost me 3,000 gas mileage is amazing its lot of fun to drive

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

    Pros: everything fast color

    Cons: nothing

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    1998 Subaru Impreza 2 Dr RS AWD Coupe Review
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    Excellent Sports Car For Summer Or Winter — My car is so fun to drive. It handles corners like a dream and the 25RS can beat most cars off the line regardless of horsepower. The interior is very driver friendly with everything within easy reach. The best thing is its beautiful right from the factory.

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

    Pros: Very Very FUN

    Cons: The 98 25RS has the 2.5 DOHC motor which has a tendancy to blow up

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    1998 Subaru Impreza 2 Dr RS AWD Coupe Review
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    Subaru Made A Sexy Red Impreza Named Ruby — A great car for 164,000 miles. Some sources state there was only 400 RED 1998 RS coupes produced for all of North America. Don't be surprised if you never see a red Impreza RS in person. I love the color and the look of the classic Impreza. I'm looking to sell it soon for a Legacy.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Classic very rare impreza.

    Cons: The DOHC has the power, but the SOHC motor seemed stronger.

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    Top Speed Only 120 — exuast pipe makes a cool subaru noise quality very good, few bumps (very small) on front bumper from being resprayed it cost about 1,700 to buy this car goes 120 mph but very fun, with 5 gears, in manual, without overdrive (in otherwords, no overdrive

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: exaust sound great

    Cons: if turbo, very high insurance group

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    1998 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr L AWD Wagon Review
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    I'd Own Another One. I Was Happy With This Car. I Traded It In For My Mazda (upgrade). — I had the Impreza Sport Wagon in red. It was bone stock. I had plans to do some mods to it but never did. I liked the look of the RS coupe and wanted to give this wagon the same look (more like a rally car). It was fun to drive. Acceleration was good, braking was nice, handling was a blast. GO ALL WHEEL DRIVE! Many nights taking it through the windy west hills of Portland. Overall appearance of the stock model, so so. The Outback models were nicer. Interior had something to be desired. Maintence was inexpensive, and gas milage was really pretty good. Fun car to drive.

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

    Pros: Dependable, durable and fun

    Cons: Style is lacking

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    1998 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr L AWD Sedan Review
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    Jap Cars Are The Best — my blue 1998 subaru sti gt555 edition it about 285bhp it has a quick take off. just after up grading the brakes to brembos so it can stops real good to. for handling it verry good with AWD turns are no bother. the car has a very nice appearance blue in couler with 17" aloys and the brembos brakes is also a nice sight. the cost off maintenance is high with subaru's parts so dear but the nice noise of a subaru flying past is worth it

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

    Pros: cos it a subaru

    Cons: can blow if not drive right

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    1998 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr Outback Sport AWD Review
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    Car Looks Great, Fun To Drive, Cargo And People Room, Easy To Park — this car is great handling great looking great traction in winter gas millage is ok this is a smaller model than the outback legacy i get compliments on this car people asking me if i would recommend it my car has almost 300,000km on it and it still is quiet no rattles or squeaks when i go to purchase a car i look under the hood ask this question can i see the spark plugs is the distributor or coil pack easy to get at then i purchase the car if the answer is yes. always use platinum plugs or better

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: awd, it is a subaru , tune ups are easy

    Cons: parts can be expensive

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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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