Damage was front bumper, two headlights, and hood needed replacing. It's built for more rugged use, offering splash guards, a roof rack, and a stiffer suspension. Given the oddities of this vehicle, the trunk is actually well designed and spacious. In the round, it goes beyond funky and well into the realm of pathos. It's good in the snow, too! The interior is very plasticky and cheap looking, although I have to say it doesn't rattle. Most likely they thought they would lose the macho driver and experienced racer markets.
Mechanically this was a reliable car the 20k miles we had it. And a 6-cylinder boxer engine of around 3. The tight steering calls for your attention, as well. I find it equally hard to believe. It gets good gas mileage and is a great car to zip around in. The engines are horizontally opposed - they fire sideways rather than up and down or on a slant.
The Impreza is by far the lowest-priced car equipped with all-wheel drive. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of getting used to, which is probably why they let us borrow it for a full week. Missing drivers seat height adjustment, too large steering wheel, and missing cruise control. Model year 2000 Year of manufacture 2000 First year of ownership 2000 Most recent year of ownership 2007 Engine and transmission 2. The Outback Sport is the wagon version of the Impreza, offering up to 64 cubic feet of cargo room with the seats folded down, a feature not available in the sedans or coupes. The optional 166 hp 2.
Back seat base lifts up and seat back folds down for wagon utility. To be fair, it is possible our frameless windows were misaligned, since most of the noise seemed to come from one place As is often the case, though, we quickly discovered why the Impreza is priced with the Stratus and Intrepid, rather than the Accent and Metro. Already available in an L sedan and coupe and Outback Sport, featuring a 2. Great cruise control, fairly quiet on the highway, just be careful where you get work done because Subarus aren't the cheapest cars to repair. On the other hand, the new engine is smoother and quieter than the old with little of the thrumming at low rpm that plagued previous Subaru fours. Tell that to Subaru who introduced a rally-inspired model to its Subaru Impreza lineup this year. However, it has many merits.
The front seats are very comfortable. Indeed, its performance value is far, far better than, say, the Nissan Altima, even with its optional 16-inch wheels and handling package. Nothing is more satisfying than smoking the old guy driving an automatic-equipped Corvette complete in the requisite Corvette jacket and embarrassing him in front of the blonde 30 years his junior in the passenger seat. Of course, the mechanical enhancements are more important, the most beneficial being the new rear suspension. On the highway, the Impreza is always strong and willing, with no need to downshift. Even performing well on the Nuerburgring Nordschleife.
None of the three are. The Subaru Impreza clearly is not designed for everyone. Tight on corners, felt like a little tank when I test drove it. Most of them seem soul less, but I thought the Impreza might be different. Newtosubaru asked a 2000 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport Car Customization question about a month ago What Is A Good Upgraded Swap So I have a 2000 Subaru Impreza outback sport with 326,000 miles on it still starts Everytime runs good just I want more power responsiveness what is a good swap I don't think any performance up gr. A compact car isn't necessarily meant to be fun. Wind noise is relatively high, especially for a car with this price tag.
. Reason One is all wheel drive, standard on every Subaru. There were few changes to the rest of the lineup. And so it is with the Subaru Impreza. No, not the campers, but cars that look slow but are actually pretty quick, both on and off the track.
Moosegoose88 asked a 2000 Subaru Impreza 2. Looks are a subjective thing, of course, and the accompanying photo doesn't really do the car's dorkiness justice. Too heavy, too much comfort accessories who needs an air con or stereo in such a car? However, the Neon has a superior interior, much more space, better gas mileage, an easier clutch, and window frames. Reason Three is the engine. The car itself is a quick, comfy, solid little machine that tends to hold up superbly compared too many cars in its class. That's 166 real hp, Not Honda horsepower - it is backed up by 165 lb-ft of torque. Parts and service seem to be expensive, cheaper to run my old Saab I reckon.
You can tell both of these are engineering issues via Subaru. The air con struggles on really hot days. Everything always worked in a very sharp, responsive way. There is not much room inside, I am not a big bloke, 176cm 5ft 10ish , but it is still cramped. Don't use a cup holder if spilled coffee means getting a new stereo! Pull out cup holder in front of air-con vent helps keep metal canteen cool.
There are three hood scoops; the central one could feed two 426 Hemis, if it was connected to anything. Unlike the previous Outback Wagon, which I appreciated but never truly admired from a physical standpoint anyway , the new model is a handsome piece of work. Unlike the current Neon, the Impreza manages to have gobs of highway passing power without keeping the engine over-revved, so it's not too noisy. Saab is no more : But Subaru just keeps plowing on and on and on. I have houses in Arizona and Northern California.