1994 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan
Stock Number: 4823
The introduction of the WRX in late 1992 was a game-changer for AWD sports cars. The WRX was primarily inspired by the World Rally Championship and quickly made itself a front runner in the series. The GC8 is the first in a long line of Subaru's powerful performance AWD models. Prior to the STi being released the WRX was for all intents and purposes an STi. The closed-deck EJ20 in the early models is essentially the same engine found in the first generation STi's making these early WRX's one of the most exciting stock cars to drive! Our 1994 Glacier White (230) has been kept all stock and in particularly good shape. We haven't had one in white yet and boy have we been missing out. The color looks fantastic with its brutish looks, especially on a set of 17" Bronze Work CR Kais. The paint is in great shape, barring your expected stone chips and some small clear coat scratches. The same can be said about the body since it's all stock with 142K verified miles. In addition to the aggressive OEM front bumper and fog lights, the WRX models received an aluminum hood with its trademark functional hood scoop for the top mount intercooler.
The interior is just as well kept as the exterior. Unlike most dark colored cabins available at the time, Subaru accented the interior with red striped cloth. The WRX models received special seats with red inserts and larger bolsters to keep the passengers firmly in the seats during spirited driving. Due to the more aggressive bolstering, the driver's seat does have some excess wear along that leading edge which you can see in the photos. The passenger and rear seats, on the other hand, are all in great shape which is pretty typical. The dash is also in great condition with no cracks or major sun damage. The carpet is free of any major stains as well and the door panels and in great condition with no rips or other major damage only light wear. The top of the driver's side door panel does have its typical split that's about 5" long. For some reason, this seems to be the case with pretty much every Subaru that has come through here. The interior is largely all stock, with the exception of the shift knob and steering wheel. Since these didn't come equipped with a boost gauge from the factory a period-correct Greddy mechanical one was added atop the steering column. The newer Kenwood head unit functions enough to check that the speakers are working, though you won't be spending much time listening to the radio when you have that boost boxer upfront. While these are great driving cars, you still want your basic creature comforts for day to day use. Power folding mirrors, one-touch driver's window, power locks, and an automatic climate control were all standard.
The formula Subaru utilized for the WRX was pretty simple. A potent 2.0L four-cylinder, symmetrical AWD, and a close-ratio five-speed manual work in unison to deliver tons of grip in all conditions. The turbo EJ20G makes good power throughout the rev range, but especially down low. The startup is crisp thanks to a new battery. The boxer sets into an easy idle, with that traditional burble thanks to a highflow catback exhaust. It's almost a crime to leave these with the stock exhaust. Acceleration is swift, and the five-speed manual transmission shifts without a hitch or grind. Thanks to a larger HKS blow-off valve you get that crisp chirp in between every shift. The OEM suspension and brakes do some stellar work, and the AWD sedan stops and steers wherever you take it. To ensure there's never a shortage of grip four new tires hug those Works. As with all Subarus, we are replacing the valve cover gaskets since they're notorious for leaking over time. The previous owner did replace the timing belt only 8K miles ago so the main work is all squared away for quite some time to come. Produced for almost three decades, the WRX is still a hit because the formula is the same. Durability, performance, low cost of ownership make this AWD missile a sure-fire Japanese Classic.
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