I ended up taking the bus many times due to the poor condition of this vehicle and the skyrocketing cost of repairs. Greg went out of his way to make the whole car buying process as quick as possible. Subaru claims that safety, handling and ride qualities have all been improved via its Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame body structure and overall increased structural rigidity. Greg called later to ask how my 2 hour drive home was, and is also sending me a replacement for a minor repair. Read More I Bought This Car Used And It Was The Right Car At The Right Price And So Far Extremely Enjoyable. The Subaru was originally my daily driver when I was working.
The car has held up to everything I throw at it and never left me stranded. The Outback Sport adds bigger 16-inch wheels, two-tone paint scheme, massive fog lights, floor mats and cargo area enhancements that include a power point and hidden storage compartment. All of that with All-season tires. Rallying inspired the huge oval headlamps and the large round fog lamps set in the cavernous lower radiator opening. This could have been an amazing car, but there are too many issues Primary Use: Commuting to work Great Car — Great car and very reliable. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter.
I'd still have it if it wasn't for the super stiff clutch wearing my left knee out. This, along with strengthening elsewhere within the car's structure, helps Impreza offer a new level of crash protection. Even the surgeon couldn't believe how everyone was unharmed. I finally bit the bullet and decided to visit Subaru of Kings Auto Mall to look for a new vehicle. Front seat side-impact airbags are standard, as are three-point front belts with electrically triggered pretensioners and force limiters.
It has helped the chassis to resist bending and twisting by 148 percent and 82 percent, respectively. It uses specially-welded side sills and a hydroformed front subframe, along with ring-shaped reinforcements front, back and center to form a series of rings around the passenger compartment. Men like adrenaline giving cars. Used Bars Stop Leak instead. In fact, there are no factory options, though ground effects moldings, a rear spoiler, and 17-inch wheels and tires will be available as dealer or port-installed options. In the first 2 and a half months of me owning it, it has been in the shop for 4 weeks and counting! With bike rack, there is no noticeable change in noise or drag, minimal changes with the cargo box.
High power and relatively low weight allow this rocket to blast from zero to 60 mph in just over six seconds. What some felt was a gamble on Subaru's part turned out to be a harbinger of good--no, great--things to come. I purchased the car for the size, all-wheel-drive, and manual transmission and consider it to be a small sport-wagon with corresponding cargo capacity. No, not the campers, but cars that look slow but are actually pretty quick, both on and off the track. The engine features dual overhead camshafts with four valves per cylinder, and solid lifters for reliable high-rpm operation. My son who caught the force of the seatbelt from the high impact, came out with a torn spleen, broken ribs all from the seatbelt.
Still going strong with the original clutch and engine. I had the car serviced at recommended service interval. I can explain how bad this wreck was. I was called to the scene thinking my son was dead. High gas mileage but fun to drive compensate everything negative. Read More I Drove This Car For About 20,000 Miles Mainly To Work. People will also tell you about the head gaskets failing, however this isn't as big a deal as it seems.
Upon starting it up we were able to sense the familiar and friendly Subaru vibrations, a distinctive feature of a horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine. The suspension has been well tuned to reduce understeer, the tendency for the front of the car to push toward the outside of a turn. It's been problem free even after 14 years it's still very reliable. I chose the wrx because of the power and the awd. The thing you need to remember with this car is that the stock tune is garbage and often leads to check engine lights. Many, if not all, of the safety, entertainment, navigation and convenience features that are available on new Subarus were not available on 2002 Subarus.
Subaru claims this lowers the car's center of gravity for a more stable feel on the road. Four-wheel independent MacPherson strut suspension is fairly typical of compact cars these days, with coil springs, tube shocks and a stabilizer bar fitted at both ends. Momo is also wheelmaker to Ferrari and other exotic carmakers, so the wheel bears the Momo logo in its center, rather than Subaru. The right side of the dash proves a large glovebox can coexist with a passenger-side airbag. The slide pins for the front calipers stuck, so those got replaced.
Thank you for making a car strong enough to hold up to an straight on collision and also keeping them safe inside. At 3yrs started to drip coolant on driveway and oil drops. Great ride smooth with plenty of p. Handles like a race car very quick and zippy. I am so very very very greatful for this car because it saved not only my sons life but all the other kids. We also saw the car in silver, and the car will be offered in standard plus two special colors, but the blue is our favorite.