1995 Subaru WRX GC8 Sedan
Pending Sale: $14,995
Stock Number: 4582
The GC8 Impreza is really the car that put Subaru on the map between its 4 door practicality paired with its rally-inspired driver's feel. The lightweight chassis makes for an exceptional driving experience. This 1995 model made its way to us with only 87K verified miles, surprisingly having been left nearly all stock. Known for its symmetrical all-wheel drive, communicative platform, and torquey two-liter boxer four the Impreza is an absolute blast whether you're tearing up back roads or just your morning commute. Finished in hands down one of the best colors offered, Dark Blue Pearl (416) the Impreza looks fantastic. Based on the fact there are quite a few fish eyes in the paint it looks to have been resprayed. Overall the paint looks good, it could simply be cleaned up a bit further with a good paint correction. Then again most any paint job could stand a good correction to clean up any imperfections. The body is in great shape aside from your typical door ding or two. That trademark wing looks especially nice being carbon fiber which gives a very subtle pop to the tail end. Especially with the painted edges to give it a more factory feel.
The interior on this WRX has stood the test of time and is as comfortable as it is beautiful. Unlike the typical gray and red seats that we normally see, this one is fitted with a much cleaner looking gray and black seats. The more subtle look of these seats gives the Impreza a more mature look. The OEM seats are in good shape, however, there is some light staining on the passenger seat that you can note in the photos. Otherwise, the driver's seat is in great shape which we typically expect to see the most wear. The back seats are surprisingly roomy and look like they've seen little use over the years. The interior has been kept largely all stock but has a few key upgrades. The Momo competition wheel has a much more sleek design and is a bit standout in the relatively simple cockpit. The stainless Type-R shift knob is an interesting choice, but a good one none the less. These shifters are the perfect fit in your hand and have a timeless design. Poised below the knob is a short-throw shift kit which really cuts down on the throw while keeping it at the stock height. Atop the steering column is a Lamco mechanical boost gauge which allows you to keep an eye on boost levels since the factory didn't offer a way to do so. The dash is in great shape, which can be an issue in other brands, however, there are two small holes to note since they were too tiny to show in the photos. These did come packed with all of the creature comforts to make your daily commute more enjoyable, like power windows, folding mirrors, locks, and full climate control. The A/C works for these dog days of summer which has been critical here in VA lately. You also have a Pivot turbo timer tucked in nicely under the dash.
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. That burble is even more pronounced thanks to a Fujitsubo axle-back exhaust system. 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 clutch engagement is fluid and delivers the power to all four wheels with little effort. The OEM suspension and brakes do some stellar work, and the AWD sedan stops and steers wherever you take it. Under the hood, there's a Cusco strut tower brace to help tighten up the front end. While the intake has been left alone it does sport an HKS SSQV blow off valve to make sure everyone is aware that this one left the factory boosted, unlike its stateside counterpart. The WRX has been an icon for Subaru since its inception, and while the more modern models may be more technically advanced, the original version brings back that raw feeling of what made these so great, to begin with. This lowe mileage, well-maintained, example is the epitome of that, don't miss out on this true Japanese Classic.
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