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What People Look for in a Subaru Impreza for Sale

By Edited Oct 9, 2016 0 0

Every day hundreds if not thousands of used vehicles are sold across the country. People look for different things any used vehicle and are often concerned with characteristics such as price, accessories, fuel economy, roominess and so on.

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Some people opt to purchase a Subaru Impreza. This vehicle has been all-wheel-drive since the mid-1990s. In general it is a fairly reliable economical passenger car. And for areas that get a lot of snow, this vehicle combined with snow tires or tire cables can be really useful.

When looking for a Subaru Impreza for sale, there are a few things to be aware of. As mentioned earlier, this vehicle has all-wheel-drive. It requires that all the tires have the same circumference. If it was run on a flat or soft tire for an extended period of time, or had say new tires installed on the front and the old tires left on the rear, or towed incorrectly, damage could have occurred to the all-wheel-drive transfer components.

Generally, if this type of damage occurred it will feel as if the brake is being applied when making tight slow speed turns. This damage is repairable, but can approach or exceed USD $1000, so if it is found on a used Subaru Impreza, it can make a good point for negotiation with the seller.

Also, this vehicle sometimes came with the four-cylinder 2.5 L engine. Between the years 1996 and 2003, this engine had increased risk of head gasket issues. So, if you are looking at a used Subaru Impreza in this year range it would be a good idea to see if they have already been replaced. If they were replaced correctly, they should last the remaining life of the vehicle.

As with any used vehicle, it is generally advisable to take it for a thorough test drive and also have it inspected by a competent mechanic. Many existing issues with the vehicle can be discovered by following these two steps. And again, if issues are found, they can make convenient points for negotiation with the seller.

Some people prefer a bit more pep in their vehicle. And that's where finding a used Subaru STI for sale can be helpful. The WRX STI is small performance turbocharged vehicle. It is based on the Impreza chassis, but has many enhancements and improvements. It produces over 300 crank horsepower, and that at relatively low RPM, for an exciting driving experience.

Through careful research and analysis, it is possible to find used vehicle that meets your needs. Many people find a used vehicle save them much money over the purchase price of a new vehicle.

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