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98 Impreza Wagon Info


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#1 I)arkZrobe

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 03:48 PM

I am purchasing a 98 Impreza and I was wondering if there are any quarks with that year and style of wagon wagon or anything I need to keep a eye on?

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1998 Wagon Style
2.2 L 4 Cyl
AWD
Standard
(And if you need any other info just ask)

Thanks in advance

#2 I)arkZrobe

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 10:03 PM

Is it safe to assume that there are not many of these on the road or something? I know I only have seen one in colorado springs and that was my aunts...

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 10:17 PM

http://www.sidc.co.uk/faq.htm
^Wow that seems to have all the info I will ever need

However I am still curious if anyone on the board has a 98 Impreza Wagon

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 10:32 PM

Hi! I was a little thrown off because your first post says 1988. A '98 Impreza wagon is not an uncommon Subaru AFIAK. Main things to check would be torque bind and that all tires match to 1/4" circumference. Also this year liked to crack the knock sensor. Other than that just keep up your regular maintenance.

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 06:31 AM

i have one, they are not rare. i'll second his motion to check tires and for torque bind and then all the basic car stuff. they are an excellent vehicle.

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 08:44 AM

Sorry about the 1988 thing its fixed, Im so used to talking about the old GLs that it slipped

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 01:58 PM

I actually had one with around 250,xxx miles. It was a 5spd. It got both a motor and trans around the same time but when I sold it it actually was purchased by someone in Colarado Springs. He flew out and then drove it back home. There are no real common issues with them, typical good running EJ.

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 08:26 AM

Another thought to remember is to be punctual with replacing the timing belt. The '98 engine is an interference engine and having a belt break will likely be very expensive. If you're not sure when it was last done, do it as soon as you can.




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