I just recently totaled my 2001 Impreza Outback Sport. I'm looking to buy another used one, but don't really know much about the history of the car (or any cars for that matter). I've gotten a feeling that there are maybe more problems and recalls w/ the 02/03 models...? Is this true? It seems like the body style was basically the same from the beginning through 2001, then they only did the "bug eye" model for two years - 02-03. I like the 04-06 too. There seem to be a lot of 02s and 03s for sale, as well as lots of 90s ones, but I can't find ANY 2001s that are in good condition. Is there a reason for that? Were there less made? Is it a more popular version? Are there major differences in the engine between all these years? Known problems or recalls? Anyway, my budget is around $8000. Pretty sure I want another Impreza Outback Sport, but not sure which is the most reliable in that budget. I would rather buy an older one that's got a better reputation than a more recent one that's got a bad history. Any opinions? Thanks!
Edited by kyleinpdx, 18 January 2014 - 04:43 PM.