1998 Impreza

Consumer Reviews

1998 Subaru Impreza

$2,085 - $8,913  MSRP Range
1998 Subaru Impreza

Review Score

4.2 out of 5 stars

4.2

6 Reviews
Score Breakdown
3.8 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.3 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
3.7 out of 5 stars Interior Design
3.7 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.3 out of 5 stars Performance
4.2 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Going strong for 17 years and 140,000+ miles!

by Sammie98 from Black Hills, SD on Mon Aug 25 2014

I bought my 1998 Impreza hatchback new in November 1997. I've maintained it well, and it's never let me down. The guys at the shop want to buy it (I won't sell), and say these cars will go 300,000 miles if you take care of them. Great on snow; I live in South Dakota so I should know! Why buy a new car these days if you've got a proven older one?

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Solid - Best car in the snow ever!

by Subaru Girl from Mount Vernon, ME on Fri Oct 03 2008

I love my 98 impreza hatchback. The one thing I can complain about is the rust. I've had to put a lot of body work into this vehicle to keep it stickered. The engine is as solid as day one after 200,000+. Throw some studded snows on it and you could drive anywhere.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

2 door RS

by Endless Driver from Glen Cove, NY on Thu May 16 2013

It was evening of my birthday, driving past an Subaru dealer on Long Island, NY. What caught my attention, not that it has two doors, but the lines of the exterior. Needless to say, next day I placed a deposit, Over-all, all Subaru models are fine, but if you can get a model from the 90's, go grab it. I'm not one to drive for speed, but this 1998 Impreza RS, is a joy to own and ride, with pep and adequate trunk space, too. I've kept the vehicle stock, with only addition being sway bar under the hood.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

love it

by campingfool from grand rapids mi on Wed Jun 21 2006

Perfect for any outdoor activity,just as long it is you and a friend, but if I wanted more room I would of bought a legacy. The outback is a very trustworthy car to own. I have owned my subaru for over seven years and only needed a senser which put me back $200. When this one dies in ten to fifteen years I will definatly buy another one.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

awesome car

by Tim from New York on Sat Jan 21 2012

best car for the cash very realiable perfact car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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1 out of 5 stars

witchypoo

by bigdaddy from ridley pa on Mon Aug 13 2012

The program witch is out to get you. If you purchase a car from here, you will definitely be effected by the program witch.

1 out of 5 starsComfort
1 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
1 out of 5 starsInterior Design
1 out of 5 starsReliability
1 out of 5 starsPerformance
1 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does not recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1998 Subaru Impreza

Our memories of the 1998 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS are golden - in fact, distressingly so.

The Japanese sporty subcompact stands out in the under-$20,000 class largely because of its gaudy 16-inch gold-color alloy wheels and ground effects bodywork, both of which are guaranteed to get you noticed. The question is, do you want or need all that attention? Because Subaru figured that buyers of the wild Impreza are likely to beat it pretty well, they thoughtfully included features like stone-guard coating and splash guards. The 2.5 RS is the newest member of the Impreza family.

Paul, still in the throes of an adolescent mentality, loved it. Anita would rather own a Neon.

He: When I was... Read More