1994 Subaru WRX Sedan
Available for: $14,495
Stock Number: 4292
Subaru is known for their quirkiness, however, when they took the standard Impreza and added a turbocharged engine to power all four wheels it became a staple. Like other manufacturers at the time, the race to win the World Rally Championship loomed large ahead, and Subaru was determined to build a winner. This 1994 WRX, offered with only 120K verified miles, is finished in Light Silver Metallic (406.) The body is in good shape, other than the small chips, dings, and scuffs that accrue over time. While lighter and more nimble than the US version we received even in 2002, this peppy manual sedan delivers a rewarding drive, with simple sturdy mechanicals that have stood the test of time.
We see forty 25-year-old interiors every month, and on average, Subarus seem to hold together better than other marques. For instance, the dash, which even by today's standards, uses a quality soft-touch material. conveniently, that material has held up well over the years and is devoid of any discoloration or cracking. Other touchpoints, such as the red and gray cloth buckets seats, are in wonderful shape and have obviously been cared for. They are aggressively bolstered up front to keep driver and passenger secured in the turns. both the front buckets and rear bench lack any major imperfections such as rips, tears, and stains. A leather-wrapped Nardi steering wheel and sunroof were the only upgraded options from the factory, however, the sunroof has been disabled at some point during the car's life. Creature comforts include power-folding mirrors, one-touch electric drivers window, and powered locks. These systems all function properly, as does the A/C and heating system. The OEM radio was also ditched at some point for the increased capabilities from a Carrozzarria branded unit. The speakers are all powered, and only add to the aural sensation of the horizontally opposed boxer.
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 EJ20G Subaru chose for the powerplant makes good power throughout the rev range, but especially down low. Startup is swift, and the boxer sets into a constant idle, with that traditional burble ever-present. A fresh oil and filter service ensures that no routine maintenance is needed for another 3000 miles, giving the next owner a breather on service. Acceleration is swift, and the five-speed manual transmission shifts without a hitch or grind. A short shifter makes the feel a bit more connected and notchy, as normally the bushings are pretty worn out. The OEM suspension and brakes do some stellar work, and the AWD sedan stops and steers wherever you take it. Grip comes from four new all-season tires, mounted and balanced by one of our expert techs. These will provide assured footing in the dry, sleet, and snow if you do experience all four seasons.
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.
*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.