1998 Subaru Impreza User Reviews

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    1998 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr Outback Sport AWD Review
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    Cool Car — I had this for 2 years during college, awesome car, AWD was excellent in upstate NY snow.

    Pros: AWD, gas mileage, performance, handling, cargo room, styling

    Cons: Tire wear, a little noisy

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    1998 Subaru Impreza 2 Dr L AWD Coupe Review
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    Fantastic — Handles very well, has great acceleration, and makes you feel confident when you are driving, almost too confident. Very fun car.

    Pros: AWD, power everything except the seats

    Cons: Needs some rims

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    1998 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr L AWD Sedan Review
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    Absolute Fun — I find this car very reliable and with a few tweaks and modified parts can be quite quick. Electric everything and sounds like a bat out of hell when floored.

    Pros: Reliable and very forgiving for inexperienced drivers.

    Cons: Drinks fuel when floored.

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    Rally Slag For The Road... — Great fun. Owned for 6 years and put 84,000 miles on it. Modded from 215bhp upto 320bhp and it took it in it's stride. Awsome in all weathers point to point. It would take some serious machinary to beat this in the real world. I will own another - but with more power....

    Pros: Pretty much all of it.

    Cons: running costs, 23mpg.

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    1998 Subaru Impreza 2 Dr L AWD Coupe Review
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    Poor Man's Rally Car — Could use a little more balls, but does amazing with snow tires in the snow and really fun to drive. Still going strong with almost 160K.

    Pros: Strong flat four and inline transmission to the AWD system

    Cons: Could use a little more than the stock 137 hp

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    1998 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr L AWD Sedan Review
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    Superb — Owned now forover a year, and I have to say I am a happy bunny. Blistering performance and drop dead gorgeous looks. Mine is fully loaded with straight thru stainless exhaust, 17" OZ Prodrives, and full leather interior

    Pros: Performance, reliability, looks

    Cons: Fuel econemy, price of parts

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    1998 Subaru Impreza Review
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    Good Overall Performance Car — "Darling, you're not driving very safely today," warns my missus as she experiences the superb lateral support offered up by the Subaru's bucket seats. "I bloody well am, sweetheart" I lie as this Impreza's recent power boost from 208 to 215bhp turns me into a hairy-handed maniac. The thrust available is just unbelievable. Turbo lag is all but absent, sequences of gearchanges morphing into one bounce against the rev limiter followed by another. Many twice-as-powerful cars can't match the Impreza's instantly-available surge in real-world driving conditions - an experience only heightened by this revised car's tweaks. So be warned that this much excitement on demand has extreme personality-twisting effects. "You know it's the driver who drives the car, not the car that drives the driver!" Plod warned me three years ago when I picked up my only ever points for speeding - in an Impreza Turbo, spookily enough. Ever since, I've tried my best to calm down. Until the Impreza came bursting violently back into my life, that is. I blame my huge confidence on its permanent four-wheel-drive system and on the superb (though not unbreakable) grip promised by its sticky 205/50 no-profile tyres on 16-inch wheels. This feeling that I can out-drive anything is affirmed by a gearchange that's quick and snappy, by steering that's light and easy to twirl. And the ABS-equipped brakes - now with ventilated discs all round and hard-biting four-pot callipers at the front - convince that they could handle the trickiest of situations. Even the Impreza's bargain price means it's free of the wallet-stressing pressure inflicted by looking after other similarly quick but vastly more expensive cars. Of course, the only reason I would advise anyone to yearn for an Impreza Turbo is if they could live with a car that actively encourages such extreme misbehaviour. I wouldn't try to convince them that it's a great beauty - fab 'up yours' rear spoiler aside. Or that the interior is anything other than deeply naff. Or, indeed, that a little bushy-tailed guardian of road safety won't be sitting on their shoulder and trying to persuade them to go slower each time they take their Impreza out for a naughty blast Peter Grunert

    Pros: grip, performance, build quality

    Cons: fuel consumption, cheap interior:)

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    1998 Subaru Impreza 2 Dr RS AWD Coupe Review
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    Rallayyyyyyyyy — AWD 2 door coupe. Whats not to love. Handles great on wet gravel roads when taking turns at a high speeds...just ask my wife!!

    Pros: AWD, 2 Dorr, Looks great!

    Cons: a little slow

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    1998 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr Outback Sport AWD Review
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    My Gf8 — Best car you can own! Ill never buy another make of vehicle. Subaru owns my heart. This winter was amazing. Drive right thru 12 inches of snow and ice. Still stable at 50 mph on snow covered roads, still stop on a dime.

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

    Pros: AWD SUBARU

    Cons: Extra AWD maintenance , All though Ive recently found that even tho there is 4 cv axels on this car, the total cost after core charge for 4 new comes to roughly 120% for my honda civic with only 2, 100$. Not all that much of a difference...but If it were a transfer case or differential im sure the cost would easily dwarf that of said civic.

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    1998 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr Outback Sport AWD Review
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    75

    I Like Owning It. I Will Get Another One When This One Goes! — Stouter stock brakes (these feel softer than most) and more power from the engine desired. Turbo next time! There is a new rattle to knock down every thousand miles or so. The engine seeps oil like it was designed to do it, but rarely actually drips; I have to fix a new leak every year, but the car is easy to work on. The NA engine only gets 21-24 mpg, but the car drives well on snow and ice (if you slow down a bit). Still, this is a neat, trim car in and out (very pretty), still kind of zippy, and always fun to drive.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: low effort maintenance, corners well, pretty car

    Cons: weak brakes, kind of low power, occasionally leaks oil

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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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