1997 Subaru Impreza

WRX Saloon 2 L

Vehicle values by condition

Condition 4
#4 cars are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped.
Condition 3
#3 cars could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 car, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior.
Condition 2
#2 cars could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 cars that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws.
Condition 1
#1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best car, unmodified, in the right colours, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours.
Insurance premium for a
1997 Subaru Impreza WRX Saloon 1994
valued at £8,100
£296.40 / year*

History of the 1993 - 2000 Subaru Impreza

Subaru Impreza Turbo/WRX (Saloon/Hatchback), 1992-2000

The Subaru Impreza Turbo and WRX were in production from 1992 to 2000. Styled in house, they are a front-engine, all wheel drive saloon and hatchback range seating up to five adults.

Subaru had met with reasonable success in the early 1990s in the World Rally Championship with its all wheel drive Legacy Turbo saloon. When the new Escort sized Impreza was launched in 1993, Subaru identified a market for a turbocharged version partly to homologate the car for rallying, but also to appeal to those enthusiasts who wanted an Escort Cosworth but couldn't afford it. The WRX - named for World Rally Xperimental - was initially based upon the saloon version, with a hatchback following for 1993. STi - Subaru Technica International - variants followed for 1994, boosting power from 236bhp to 271bhp.

Meanwhile, European markets got a detuned variant called the Impreza GT, which was marketed in Britain as the Turbo 2000 from 1994. These cars came with 208bhp and longer gearing, making them slower in a sprint but much more refined for regular use. The WRX was available in the UK, but only as a grey import model, with all UK special edition models (except for the two door 22B and P1) based upon the Turbo 2000 model. When the Impreza was replaced by the second generation car in 2000, the official UK turbocharged cars were badged WRX.

Obvious rivals for the Impreza Turbo 2000 and WRX models were the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution cars, which had reached Evolution VI by the time the first generation Impreza was replaced in 2000. Prior to their launch the market had been dominated by the Ford Escort RS Cosworth, though these now attract a considerable premium. Other cars which offer the same AWD brutality and high performance include the VW Golf 4Motion and R32 series cars, the Audi TT, and the Jaguar X-type 3.0. These may not have the same sort of rally-bred credibility, but all are far cheaper to buy and insure without compromising on all wheel drive performance.

All 1997 Subaru Impreza body types

Year Make Model Submodel Body Type Engine size Average value
1993 Subaru Impreza WRX Saloon 2 L £ 5,600 8,100 14,100 22,100
1997 Subaru Impreza Catalunya Saloon 2 L £ 6,200 8,600 14,600 22,600
1994 Subaru Impreza Turbo 2000 Saloon 2 L £ 7,800 10,600 14,600 20,000
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