Used Subaru Impreza Sports Wagon 1993 - 2003 review

Category: Estate car

Section: What is it like?

Subaru Impreza Sports Wagon (93 - 03)
  • Subaru Impreza Sports Wagon (93 - 03)
  • Subaru Impreza Sports Wagon (93 - 03)
Used Subaru Impreza Sports Wagon 1993 - 2003 review
Star rating

What's the used Subaru Impreza estate like?

Because the Impreza estate - or Wagon as it's better known - lacks the saloon bodyshell of the rally cars, it's viewed by many as the poor relation. However, if you want practicality with your incredible handling and eye-watering acceleration, it's the pick of the pair. The range-topping Turbo/WRX models (badging depends on what age of car you buy) are sensational, but the rest are all quick, fun to drive and stick to the Tarmac like glue.

Clearly all the development budget went to the engineers because the interior is very poor. There are acres of unappealing plastic, and switchgear from another era. If you can ignore that, though, the build quality is good, the layout logical and the driving position comfortable.