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Subaru Impreza II (2000–2005)

Last updated 26 March 2015

Soundly constructed and proving durable. Enjoyable drive, with characterful flat four engines and surefooted handling.
Ugly looks before the 2003 facelift. Expensive running costs.
Updated 28 May 2011

Can suffer very severe (and hidden) structural rust in the engine and front suspension subframe. Beware.

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good but expensive to run
Great car but too expensive to run for every day use
Brilliant performance, excellent reliability, reasonable servicing costs
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