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What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For Practical bodystyle means this motorsport-inspired estate appeals to families

Against Running costs are high, and the Impreza's interior looks and feels cheap

Verdict The range-topper steals the limelight, but rest are grippy, fun and practical

Go for… Top-spec Turbo/WRX models

Avoid… Hard-driven examples

Subaru Impreza Sports Wagon
  • 1. Check engine, gearbox and clutch - the car may well have been driven hard
  • 2. Listen for clunks from worn suspension bushes
  • 3. The four-wheel drive system can be costly to repair
  • 4. This hatchback's load bay is much more versatile than the saloon's
  • 5. The cabin is plasticky and has a low-rent feel
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