Used Subaru Impreza Saloon (2000 - 2005) Review

Review by Parkers on
3.5
Best known for the high performance WRX STi versions, this Impreza is recognised for being great to drive with strong performance. The top versions are certainly impressive with masses of power and superb handling.
Subaru Impreza Saloon (00-05)
Decent value, four-wheel drive as standard, robust build quality, high-performance WRX models are superb
Cheap interior, no diesel option, lesser models feel sluggish

New price range:

£14,635 - £29,835

Used price range:

£447 - £12,729

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

Best known for the high performance WRX STi versions, this Impreza is recognised for being great to drive with strong performance. The top versions are certainly impressive with masses of power and superb handling. However, refinement and finesse are in short supply and although these models are undoubtedly quick, they're not very comfortable for passengers.

The standard 2.0-litre Impreza is a little lacklustre in terms of performance, but has a smoother ride and still drives well. All models come with four-wheel drive giving excellent traction, especially in the wet. This model was launched with the controversial round headlamps which found few fans. Later it was facelifted with more angled headlights.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

4.5 out of 5

Handling

5 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

2.5 out of 5

Selling

2.5 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 4wd great traction in winter weather. You can get a bike in the boot/on the back seat. Plenty of room.  

4 out of 5

Nicl Clayton ,   30 Oct 2013    ... read more

 The boot is huge! The 4 doors are a godsend when picking people up. Only downside is you cant lower back seats (saloon) so are limited with longer objects.  

5 out of 5

Paul Olbison ,   30 Mar 2012    ... read more

 size, four doors, pretty much everything except juicy on fuel!  

5 out of 5

Paul Richardson ,   30 Nov 2010    ... read more

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