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Subaru Impreza, Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Sedan, Wagon
#88 of 938 Show me the stats you speak of?
Mar 04, 2004 (7:48 pm)
My family owns or has owned at least 10-12 subies for the past 10-12 years. None of them have reliability issues at all.
Currently I drive 3 subies:
1996 Impreza L -155K miles, the past 3000 miles have been run at WOT on the track in track situations, no problems with it no matter how much I abuse it.
1992 Subaru SVX -103K miles, tracked 6x, and driven hard the rest of the time. Only regularly scheduled maintenance on it so far.
1994 Subaru Legacy TURBO- 100k miles, just had clutch done about 15k miles ago. Other than that she's running strong.
If you look in consumer reports and JDPowers you'll see their long-term reliability is top notch. Of course if you abuse your car or heavily modify it, all bets are off, but that is the case on any car.
#89 of 938 Subie reliability
Mar 05, 2004 (5:50 am)
Consumer Reports, which collects reports from thousands of owners every year, consistently reports Subaru reliability as better than average.
Mar 05, 2004 (9:23 am)
They were #2 last year behind Toyota (grouped with Lexus), I think they fell to #3 or 4 this year. Still very near the top.
#91 of 938 Reliability
Mar 06, 2004 (7:31 am)
My understanding is long-term reliability on Subarus is unsurpassed.
#92 of 938 stinsti - sounds like your friend chipped his WRX
Mar 08, 2004 (10:44 am)
" He said that when it rains, the car idles really low and jumps up back to about 1700rpm in start up. This process of up and down repeats over and over for several minutes. "
- This sounds like a symptom of the early chips and reprograming for ECUs for the WRX. This was an issue on the early chip releases for the WRX (early '03 and before). There were some issues with the Turbo air that the chips did not initially take into account. This is no longer the case since most of the chip manufacturers have accomodated for this.
- In terms of reliability, as is Subaru's reputuation, had early nits and other things, but have since had not problems to speak of. 40K miles so far on a WRX.
#93 of 938 Road & Track Readers Choice 2004 Car of the Year
Mar 09, 2004 (12:59 pm)
"IMPREZA WRX STi" Hope you got a chance to watch the show on Speed TV. Pretty impresive on the back roads, on the track and of course the only one that could do it on the dirt.
1st - Subaru WRX STi
2nd - Mazda RX-8
3rd - Porsche GT2
4th - Nissan 350Z Roadster
5th - BMW 530 Sedan
#94 of 938 04 WRX sedan price
Mar 09, 2004 (11:12 pm)
I just bought a WRX sedan at invoice price & 1.9%, 63 months terms (base price is less than Edmunds' invoice price),it come w/ Armrest, Security upgrade & Short throw shifter (paid invoice prices too). I added Turbo Boost Gauge & Spoiler about $150 higher than invoice coz dealer said they need to cover cost (I guess it's OK since it's not factory installed). This month they get another $500 incentive so someone may get a even better deal. Want to share the info & get some feedback to see the deal is ok or not for preparing next car purchase.
Mar 10, 2004 (7:32 am)
The dealer's gotta eat! :o)
Their margins are tiny (what, 2% maybe?), I'm sure less than the cost of doing business in that case. They make up the loss on service, which is far more profitable.
#96 of 938 Below Invoice price
Mar 10, 2004 (8:54 pm)
I saw some websites offer $1,400 below invoice price, not sure it's gimmick or what,,, and I agree the cost doing business in CA is just too high.
I start looking for accessories like air filtration system, it cost only $31.96 at AllSubaru.com vs dealer $46 (invoice price). Upgrades add up so every penny count,,,
#97 of 938 Below invoice pricing
Mar 11, 2004 (12:13 pm)
Includes the $750 rebate and $500 marketing support to dealer.