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Used Subaru Impreza Saloon 1993 - 2003 review

(1993 - 2003)
Subaru Impreza Saloon (93 - 03)
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What used Subaru Impreza saloon will I get for my budget?

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

Opt for one of the performance variants, and it's not going to be a cheap experience. The car's pedigree means it needs plenty of love and affection, so be prepared for costly servicing.

Make sure the servicing schedule has been followed to the letter. Our advice is to find out the facts before you buy. There are plenty of enthusiast groups on the internet that offer a great mine of information.

Insurance starts at group 10 for the 1.6-litre car and run up to group 20, depending on which model you're going to buy. Fuel bills will be high, with mpg figures usually somewhere in the 20-30 bracket - the power output of your car will be the deciding factor.

The best advice about repairs is to try not to crash because the bills are notoriously huge. More mainstream models are less expensive, but with no diesels you're never going to get more than 32mpg on any car.