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#1 viceversa

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 08:59 PM

I am looking for a 98-99 Impreza with 5-speed and 2.2L engine

I want to know about problems to expect, what to look for when checking it out.

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 09:19 AM

check for oil leaks (cam seals, oil pump)

check for coolant leaks (water pump)

check for broken axles (listen for clicking in turns)


these would be the most common items to search for
ask for maintenance history records to get an idea of how the car was cared for

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 01:26 PM

I plan to get a '98 or '99 with around 60-80K miles, I don't anticipate many problems

the last subaru I had, Loyale, developed some of these problems, like worn out axles and electronic/ignition problems I couldn'mt even figure out at around 190K miles. It had 1.8L and I hear 2.2 is better.

how much of a MPG hit do you take given the 4WD feature. Someone said 10%, is that so? Is there any way to turn it off.

the really neat feature is the wagon model. Hardly anybody makes wagons anymore.

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 02:50 PM

not sure on the mpg question. As far as the ej22 motor being better than t he ea82 motor... In my opion, it is far better. If it leaks a little bit of oil, dont be to alarmed, most subarus do :lol: Now, if ur going threw a quart a day, thats not good.. Hope that helps..

Ditto on what Subie Gal said tho.

#5 JaySmurff

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 05:29 PM

I have the 97' impreza 5 speed with the 2.2l and love it to death, at 76k miles I'm having no problems and its running great, and at 23-24 mpg around town the mileage aint bad.

I've herd the 2.2l mileage is about the same as the 1.8l (you might get 1 more mpg on the 1.8's but w/e) ;)

However with any used manual transmission car try and see if the last owner took good care of the transmission.

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 10:57 PM

I have the 97' impreza 5 speed with the 2.2l and love it to death, at 76k miles I'm having no problems and its running great, and at 23-24 mpg around town the mileage aint bad.

I've herd the 2.2l mileage is about the same as the 1.8l (you might get 1 more mpg on the 1.8's but w/e) ;)

However with any used manual transmission car try and see if the last owner took good care of the transmission.



Well, if u compare a ej22 to a 1.8, the HP difference is awsome :headbang: 135 to 84 or what ever. Ej18 has like 105?? something like that. A lot of people will say that it is the best motor subaru ever made :burnout:




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