Tuesday 11th September 2012
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Have you ever owned a Subaru Impreza? Did you have to buy any replacement parts? Then we would love to hear about these experiences and know how they both faired. Leave your review in the comments box below.

Subaru Impreza Overview

The Subaru Impreza is classed as a compact car and is produced by the Japanese car manufacturing company Subaru. The Subaru Impreza first replaced the Subaru Leone in 1992 and it is still in production today. There are two versions available: sedan and hatchback, with a coupe version available from 1995-2000. These cars are very expensive to run and maintain. They are high performance cars which are exciting to drive and have good steering and traction. They are reliable cars and are fast cars, even on the lower sized engines.

Subaru Impreza History

The first generation (1992-2000) offered the Impreza in both front wheel drive and all wheel drive. Throughout this time many different versions became available and a makeover took place in 1997 to the exterior and in 1998 to the interior. The coupe version was discontinued after this generation. The second generation (2000-07) made this car slightly bigger and gave it a new style. A couple more engines were added to the range, but some parts of the new design weren’t welcomed greatly. In 2002 there were changes made to the car which made it more acceptable to the general public and again in 2005 with the new Subaru style grille. The third generation (2007-11) was again made slightly bigger for both versions and some original Impreza design features were done away with. The safety features were greatly improved, helping it score highly in safety tests. In 2009 it received a makeover which mainly changed the grille design. The fourth generation (2011 - present) is the current version on the market and is claimed to be more fuel efficient and lighter than its predecessor. There is plenty room inside this vehicle due to the longer wheel base.


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Fuel Economy

There has been a good choice of engines available for the Impreza over the years. The petrol choices are: 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 2.0, 2.2 and 2.5L with a 2.0 diesel version available. The most economical of this range id the 2.0L diesel, which offers up to 48mpg, where as the best 1.5 L petrol version offers up to 37mpg. This is quite good for a car of this type.


There have been a few different gearboxes available depending on the version and generation it was produced. There are 4 and 5-speed automatic, 5 and 6 speed manual and a CVT automatic is available on the latest generation. Visit the Subaru gearbox section of our website to locate your Impreza gearbox parts.


There are Impreza parts to be found here at Breakeryard. We have a vast network of UK Breakers who have many different parts available awaiting your order. Enter your car details in our part finder or visit the Impreza parts page to locate the parts you are looking for.