"i just bought this car and so far it has been great, it has really bad damage but still keeps on going, i had the heads made for it from hemi, and put hemispheric heads on the motor, it is awesome. best subaru ive owned"
"I bought this car last year for $5000 with 64k miles on it. I have never been so disappointed in a vehicle, and I've owned my share of junk, including an olds cutlass. I use this vehicle for work and school and occasional errands. After one NY winter, both back wheel wells and the rocker panels have started to rust and rot. At 20 mph in blizzards, I still slid all over the roads. The engine has already completely crapped out. The check engine light has been on for months for a sensor i already replaced. At 80k i started to notice i was losing power and had a knock, 10k later and I'm looking at replacing the engine. I barely have the power to make it out of my driveway, let alone the ten miles to work. The engine dogs out and leaves me redlining at 10 mph as I try to get the car up to at least 30. The car itself has shut off on me several times on the road out of nowhere. The transmission halts and sometimes won't shift from reverse to drive, or from park to reverse. I've driven an 08 impreza hatchback manual as well only to see the engine blow in that model twice in one year at the same mileage as my 2000. I would only recommend this car to my worst enemies."
Cons: "The cup holders are of low quantity and quality."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This car was purchased used by our family in 2008 and we have driven it a total of 50,000 miles since the purchace date. We have never experienced a breakdown and the car starts every time. In the snow this thing performs better than our Jeep (and has never gotten stuck) and gives fhe driver assurance. The vehicle is very low maintenance and mechanics say that the subaru 2.2L is the greatest engine ever built. The car brings enough horsepower and kick to provide an entertaining ride while still achieving 30/20 mpg. Not to mention the car looks great, the designers did an incredible job. Handling is a breeze and the car is a perfect car to learn to drive on. If customizing cars us your thing, this is a great car to modify; Subarus are like Legos, you can just swap parts out with ease! I strongly believe that this car will last another 12-15 years, easy. Best purchase ever."
"I bought my 97 Subaru with only 81,000 miles on her man i thought is this for real. I must tell u these cars are a beast in the snow ive gone thru my yard with 1 feet of snow and it was up hill didn't even spin a tire it totally blew me away. very reliable very dependable car cheap on gas and fun to drive a must have car for these horrible winters in Ny Hugs corners good 2"