Used Subaru Impreza Sports Wagon 1993 - 2003 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Ownership cost

1993 - 2003 review
Subaru Impreza Sports Wagon (93 - 03)
  • Subaru Impreza Sports Wagon (93 - 03)
  • Subaru Impreza Sports Wagon (93 - 03)
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Ownership cost

What used Subaru Impreza estate will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Subaru Impreza estate?

Insurance starts at group 10 for the basic non-turbocharged 1.6-litre car, but buy almost any of the others, and you'll be looking at pricy premiums. Imprezas are rated right up to group 20, depending on which model you're considering.

In common with most other performance machines, the Impreza needs plenty of TLC, and this isn't cheap. Make sure the servicing schedule has been followed. There are plenty of enthusiast groups on the internet that offer a mine of great tips and information.

Fuel bills will be high, with fuel consumption figures usually somewhere in the 20-30mpg bracket, depending on which car you get. More mainstream models are less expensive, but with no diesel engines, you're never going to get more than 32mpg from any car.

One final hint - try not to crash. The repair bills for hot Imprezas are notoriously huge.