Lot 314 - 1998 Subaru Impreza Turbo AWD Station Wagon
|Odometer reading||55,248 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,080|
Introduced on 1st March 1993, the Impreza, which according to an article in 'Motor Trend' was initially to be called the Loyale, was offered in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive versions and as a four-door saloon or five-door hatchback/station wagon. Subaru chose to continue their longstanding use of the boxer engine in the Impreza. According to Subaru, their configuration of the engine in-line with the transmission minimizes body roll due to the lower centre of gravity compared with offset engines in most other vehicles. The boxer design provides good vibration mitigation due to the principles of a very well balanced engine, the movement of each piston is largely countered by a piston in the opposing cylinder bank, eliminating the need for a counter-weighted rotating crankshaft (harmonic balancer). Torque steer is also minimised with this type of powertrain layout since the front drive shafts are of equal length and weight.
This genuine UK car was originally registered on 17th October 1998 and has had only two former keepers; the current vendor having owned her for the last seven years. This Subaru comes with a full main dealer history confirming that the cambelt was changed at 20,673 miles and again at 43,251 miles and also that a clutch has been fitted together with upgraded four pot brake callipers and new discs and pads. The overall condition is described by the vendor as being very good, although he has stated that the air-conditioning requires re-gassing and there is a small oil leak from the engine, neither of which detract from the driveability of this Impreza Turbo. Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 5th June 2016, this Subaru is offered at no reserve and, with a warranted 55,248 miles, is certainly one to watch.