The automatic transmission is equally durable. Nice Car But If You Can Get The Sti Get That Instead — overall a nice car reliable. Have you guys had personal experience with Subarus or knowledge that would be worth sharing? Very enjoyable car to drive with plent. In my opinion, it runs almost as well as it did in the beginning. The clicking speeds up and slows down with acceleration. Or you can carry 4 passengers 5 in a pinch. It is the ugliest of the ugly in Subaru's lineup.
I love her and when I buy again, am likely to buy another one. The little car has chutzpah. I have been hearing a high pitched whine coming from the rear passenger wheel, now this noise does not start immediately, it usually only starts after about 15 minutes or so of driving or if I'm driving on the expressway for a few minutes. Six inches is shorter than 18, 36 or 53 inches. General Comments: This is the best car I ever owned. Yes Review Date: 29th March, 2008 Faults: Nothing has gone wrong with the car.
Wind noise due to poor weather stripping and inadequete insulation. Any Subaru mechanic would be able to point it out in 2 minutes. That puts it in the weight class of Camrys and Accords of similar age. Since then it was running perfectly fine and I never had any issues with engine or turbo. No, not the campers, but cars that look slow but are actually pretty quick, both on and off the track. Best driven on the country roads where this car comes alive.
I had the car serviced at recommended service interval. The wheel wells still jam with snow and ice and have to be knocked out before you ruin your tires. It isn't an urgent issue and will not cause any catastrophic failure, but It will leak oil. Perhaps that's where the misconception is, if you're going to push your engine to the limit you need to be prepared to rebuild it. I'm closing on 90,000 miles on it and it looks like I'll be able to drive another 90 or more without too much trouble. Big power up high altitude mtn passes fully loaded.
Once it gets going it runs like a scared rabbit over 11,000 foot passes but don't try to beat that semi when making a left. It is worth paying more for a better car, and buy one under 60,000 miles. Yes Review Date: 1st January, 2006. Lots of fan noise when on high but not much output to help defog. I don't think it could be my brakes going bad causing the whining noise from the rear wheel, because I replaced the pads myself just over a year ago, and I haven't driven the car that much this year so there is probably only 8,000 miles on these pads. Now it's coming to its end of warranty I will be tweaking it a bit.
Excessive wind noise and engine noise. This car has seen a few ice races and rallyx but is now retired since I got the Justy. Even a head gasket leaking issue will not put a damper on your day, and will be worst you will probably ever see, if you even do. What that means is you get to drive a car that is a whole lot more engaging than an Accord or Camry without giving up anything at all in terms of safety. Fast, handles great, and a blast to drive.
One other noise I recently noticed is there is a clicking coming from the front passenger side wheel. It is fearless in up to six inches of snow, but it backs away from, or gets stuck in, substantially higher drifts. If they have been replaced, you're good for at least another 100,000 miles. I Retired And Don't Need It Anymore. I have taken it everywhere from snowdrifts to Jeep trails, and never had to second guess it.
The weird thing is that the noise goes away when you apply the brakes and comes back when you let off the brakes, also if you stop somewhere for a few minutes the noise generally will not start up again when I start driving. No rear room for adults great space with seats folded down. A compression test will help see if the head gasket is ok, but it can be difficult to do on your own, since you usually need to remove the spark plugs and thread the tester in their place. Convenience has been improved; keyless entry is now standard equipment on the 2. My husband asked for a race car. Looks like a champ in and out. We have been so impressed that we are adding a second Impreza next week.
Also you will get women trying to get your attention, Evan if you have 2 kid's seats in the back. Oil changes, regular maintenance etc. What some felt was a gamble on Subaru's part turned out to be a harbinger of good--no, great--things to come. As single guy it's all the space I need. Fifteen years hasn't seen many improvements in the interior or exterior. The car is well built with tight seams and low road noise.
Subaru engines very rarely blow up. First, our mechanic good friend of ours said they were very reliable, secondly, they were super safe, and thirdly, because it fit what we were looking for. I drove on it for 4000 miles before repairing it myself required a weekend to do and pulling the engine out of the car. A common problem with the 2. It's features were ahead of its time.