Which used Subaru Impreza estate should I buy?
In 1998, the Impreza went through its biggest metamorphosis since its arrival on these shores five years earlier. The changes included a completely revised interior with a standard passenger airbag, new seats and a Momo steering wheel. However, the power still came from a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
There were more tweaks introduced each year as Subaru evolved the car in response to its growing cult status, and a host of special-edition cars were also launched. In late 2000, a front-end makeover resulted in the infamous Ôbug-eyed' model, which drew much criticism for the company. At the same time, the Turbo name was dumped in favour of WRX.
A redesign 12 months later created another new nose, and more annual revisions have followed. If you're not interested in performance, the 2.0-litre R is the base model, but will still hit 60mph in 8.5 seconds.