1994 Subaru WRX Impreza
The four wheel drive, 2.0L turbo wars were in full effect by 1994. Evo, Pulsar, Celica and WRX battled it out for rally supremacy. The WRX was largely inspired by the World Rally Championship, so much so that the turbo Impreza borrows its name from the series. This 1994 model, with just 59K verified miles, surprisingly has been left largely stock and unmolested. Known for it's symmetrical all-wheel drive, communicative platform, and signature boxer bark, the early iterations of the GC8 are a blast to motor around in. The Cardinal Red (936) exterior shows very well, and overall the body is in above average condition. The clear coat shines, and the bright red hue looks great complimenting the Gold 15" Prodrive wheels. In addition to the aggressive OEM front bumper and OEM aero are a subtle bevy of vents and gills to created an athletic physique that utilize lightweight materials for performance.
The interior is just as well kept as the exterior. Unlike most dark colored cabins available at the time, Subaru accented the interior with splashes of the exterior body color. The WRX models received special seats with red inserts and larger bolsters to keep the passengers firmly in the seats during spirited driving. The seat material quality is above average and the bolstering is fantastic. The door cards are also above average for a car of this age, and the dash is free of any cracks or warping. The carpet is free of any major stains as is the headliner, the latter of which is taught and doesn't sag. The power equipment such as locks, mirrors, and windows work and the A/C and heat function well, allowing the Subaru to be comfortably used in any climate. The only upgrades to the interior are a set of functional speakers utilized for better sound quality than the OEM ones. The head unit replaced with a new unit, that includes compact disc capabilities. A MOMO corse, alcantara wrapped, wheel adds a bit more flash to the cockpit, and also provides more feedback to the driver.
The heart of the WRX is the EJ20G; a small displacement, horizontally-opposed, engine mated to a AWD 5 speed manual transmission. Start ups are a snap, as a new 12v battery has been installed to help cope with the next few winters. This configuration results in lower center of gravity and that trademark Subaru rumble that emits from the exhaust pipe. The engine starts, idles, and accelerates properly through all five speeds of the gear box. The transmission has nice gearing for city and highway use, and for daily use would provide decent fuel economy. The ride quality is supple as the OEM suspension and the platform provides tenacious all season grip. When needed, the WRX brakes can be used to slow the car down in a hurry. The steering has a much more direct feel than the first US legal WRX's, the bug-eye, and is power assisted. The oversize fogs are great for night time visibility and the car has very few blind spots. An oil service has been performed by our trained technicians, as well as the typical valve cover gasket weep. This WRX has completed its Virginia state safety inspection, and is a ready to tear us gravel or tarmac here in the USA.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.