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I've owned my Impreza now for around about 2 years. So this review comes from experience.
When I purchased my P1, it has 27,000 miles on the clock and it cost £10k in 2007.
There are plenty of P1s with 70,000 - 100,000k miles on the clock for around the £5k mark but I wouldn't consider one of these unless they have been very very well looked after, FULL service history from either Subaru or a Subaru specialist.
These vehicles do suffer from the bottom ends failing, you'll be lucky to find one that hasn't had a rebuild. Be warned, it can cost from £5k upwards for a rebuild.
A simple remap of the vehicle costing around £500 can improve the fueling problem that causes this issue. Also, only ever run these cars on Shell V-Power, dont risk using the Tesco 99 stuff.
I used to use my P1 as an everyday car and it wasn't too bad. I now use it for 5 months of the year and it's pretty much only taken to shows and events.
They're very quick and you'd be better off with a bog standard one, lots have been modified which in my opinion is not nessecary. They are quick enough as they are.
Brilliant all round car. Best Impreza you can buy, better than any of the new softer Imprezas.
First the facts Subaru Impreza 2.0 Turbo awd Model 2.0 Turbo awd Price £ 21450 Insurance Group 17 Fuel Petrol Technical Engine 1994 Transmission Manual Power 211 bhp Torque 214 lb/ft Brakes Front VENT DISC Brakes Rear DISC ABS Standard Tyres 205/55 VR15 Dimensions l/w/h 4350/1690/1420 (mm) Weight 1270 Kg Boot Capacity 376 Fuel Tank Size 50 Performance Top Speed 144 mph 0-60 6.4 seconds Economy Extra Urban 34.9 mpg Combined 29.7 mpg Pence Per Mile Cost 31.8 Features Driver Airbag Standard Passenger Airbag Standard Air Con. Optional Extra Electric Windows Standard Electric Mirrors Standard Split Fold Rear Seat Standard Steering Adjustment Standard Sunroof Optional Electric Now for my thoughts This car has almost everything for a lot less than the slightly quicker Lancer EVO VI or GSR In fact almost 30 thousand notes!! O.K. The 6.6sec 0-60 is not the evo 6's 4.4 but hey 30,0000 is yes you guessed it a lot. Well it is to someone like me. Another possibility is that you could find a second hand one with pro-drive which reduces the 0-60 to approx 5.5 sec!! Yes Not bad is it The interior isn't bad, not quite luxury but you'll be to busy trying to beat the 144mph max (which is possible!!) speed to notice. I have travelled in one on many occasions so I know what this 'beast' is capable of and I can honestly say that if I did have that sort of money to spare I would buy one. Acceleration is awsome Nice grunt Very good cornering What more can I say Perfect car apart from the upolstry which could be improved slightly. CAUTION:Be gentle on the accelerator unless you have a major share in
B.P. or SHELL or have a orchard of money trees growing in your garden.
After winning numerous awards, the Imprezza has to be considered one of the best cars of the last centuary. Of all Imprezza's, the P1 is by far the best. No photo can really do this car justice - when you see one, your jaw just drops! The bodywork and spoilers added on to this car make it look amazing. Being the only official 2 door imprezza in the UK, makes it that little bit more special aswell. Hop inside, turn on the engine, put you foot down and enjoy! It is one of those cars which just flies - nothing can come close. The hadling is so precise, and compared to the 22B, is remarkable smooth. However, with a limited edition of 1000 cars - and 1000 cars sold, only second hand cars will be available for purchase. If your lucky enough to find one, buy it - just get an insurance quote first!
There's no doubt about it... The Impreza is the greatest car ever to step out of a production line. Albeit a very small one. There are only 1000 of these babies in the UK and with such a sensible price tag everyone's after one (including me!). This demon-car has one hefty grunt spurting out 280bhp from those four synchronized wheels. It can do 0-60 in a phenomenal 4.66 seconds! It comes in Mica blue just like the rally version that Colin McRae used to throw around the dirt tracks, and I'm sure you'll want to do the same when you get into this thing! Supplied with the three year warranty, spoilers from Peter Stevens (better know for his work on the McLaren F1), suspension by Prodrive Limited and the fact that it does 0-60 in less than 5 seconds, it's a steal at £31,495. It goes head-to-head with the Mitsubishi Evolution VI, which ain't a bad car (0-60 in 4.4 seconds, £30,995) considering it's ugly looks. The Impreza P1 is the definative boy-racers toy and in a few years time I'll turn YOUR heads when I shoot mud onto your clothes!
I strongly recommend you buy this car. The dazzling appearance is almost enough to make you buy it, but one you take a look inside the car, you want it even more. With its metallic blue finish, gold alloys and marvellous interior, this car is too much to overlook. 0 - 60 mph imn just over 4 seconds, and costing only just over £20,000 , this car is compared to others costing atleast 3 times as much, along the lines of Ferrari's, Porsches and TVRs. Buy this car and you will turn more heads than ever before, and are bound to impress anyone with its sheer speed and amazing looks, this car is both professional and casual together. The evil looking bonnet with its raised grill and air intakes, along with the gorgeous rectangular spoiler, make this one of THE cars to be seen in. The subtle details on both the front and the rear of the vehicle add to the whole look of the car, with just a small silver plaque with the name of the car and model. BUY IT NOW (IF you have £20,000 to spare!)