1st Generation (1993—2000) Impreza Problems

This generations ranks 3rd out of 36 Subaru generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (20%), hvac (10%), and the exterior (10%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Inadequate Fit 1 complaints at an average of 36,465 miles in the 1995 Subaru Impreza.
  2. Transmission Failed 1 complaints at an average of 51,000 miles in the 1995 Subaru Impreza.
  3. Blinkers Not Working 1 complaints at an average of 98,000 miles in the 1998 Subaru Impreza.

What Impreza Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Subaru model years.

Watch out for the 1995 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2000 1 4 22 0.15
1999 0 4 20 0.0
1998 2 3 11 0.51
1997 2 3 14 0.41
1996 0 3 7 0.0
1995 4 4 8 1.4
1994 0 3 7 0.0
1993 1 3 5 0.22

Keep Up with Everything Impreza Related

Get FREE email alerts from CarComplaints.com anytime something new pops up about the Impreza. Simple as that. Learn about the news before others. Impress your friends. Be a hero.