1995 Subaru WRX GC8
The allure of owning your own rally car is a real thing, so why not consider this affordable 1995 Subaru WRX. Offered with a mere 125k verified and documented miles, this macho Subaru packs plenty of turbocharged power and utilizes a real manual gearbox, and accommodates the whole family! Our AWD terror is fresh off a recent service and is turn-key ready to rock for those who want to hit the tarmac immediately. Finished in Light Silver Metallic (406), this sedan sports a set of OEM one-piece rainguards, a rear spoiler, some subtle OEM aero, and upgraded factory alloys. Prior repairs in Japan include a replaced right front fender, and this Impreza does have some dings, chips, scuffs, and loss of clearcoat to note. At the price point this one is offered at, it's really hard to complain though. As a daily driver, weekend autocrosser, or cars and coffee cruiser this special WRX is the real deal, and a certified Japanese Classic.
Subaru used some quality interior materials back in the mid-90s and they never get the credit for it! For instance, the soft-touch dash is in good nick and lacks any cracking or distortion. A simple to use automatic climate control system is on hand featuring cold A/C and a heating system that damn near singes the hair on your knuckles. The OEM audio was ditched at some point for an updated Carrozzeria unit. It looks more modern, sounds decent, and works like a charm. The driver also benefits from an adjustable steering column, power-folding mirrors, and electric locks. These make daily use enjoyable and many feel these items are necessary if you plan to daily drive. The headliner, door cards, and carpet have withstood major abuse over the years and are holding up well. The same can be said for the gray upholstery which lacks any major rips, stains, or tears. That's not to say the cabin is perfect and the Nardi steering wheel and shift knob do have some accelerated wear, but this sedan is 25 years old. On the positive side, these are easy fixes that won't break the bank. We also wanted to mention that the spare keys, maintenance manuals, and owners' booklets were kept near and dear, and are included for the next owner.
Subaru's quirky engineering and commitment to durability are why so many enthusiasts love this brand. Subaru hit a homerun with the EJ20G that powers this example. The boxer four burble is intoxicating and the low center of gravity lends itself to balanced handling. This 2.0L is fresh off an oil and filter service and starts up with the twist of the key. A new 12v battery helps ignition and will last for a few more years to come. The EJ breaths freely thanks to a new engine air filter and one of our trained techs also installed new spark plugs and a new fuel pump and filter to keep her running tip-top. Those pesky valve covers were replaced too so that the boxer engine stays properly topped up on oil. Thermal management is taken care of by a new radiator, too. Power is fed through a five-speed manual gearbox and sent to all four wheels. The power delivery puts a smile on your face, and it's a blast to row through the gears. It brakes just as well as it accelerates and new pads and rotors were taken care of while up on the lift in our shop. The power steering is light yet on point and the alloys are wrapped in new tires at all four corners. The new rubber quiets the ride down a touch and will provide tens of thousands of miles of year-round grip to come.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant 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.