1995 Subaru WRX Wagon
Who says you can't have it all. This 1995 WRX begs the question and is a true automotive switchblade. This five-seater boasts top-tier performance tucked away underneath the subtle bodywork of a spacious family wagon. Fresh off a recent service, this GF8 is offered with only 53k verified and documented miles, and is turn-key ready to rock. Finished in Light Silver Metallic (406), the body is in good shape aside from some light scuffs and dings associated with normal use. We wanted to note prior repairs in Japan include a replacement hood and fenders. The Speedline wheels, OEM rainguards, and factory aero really set this thing off, and she drives even better than she looks. For the enthusiast who wants something practical, fast, and fun look no further. Nicely equipped and chocked full of expensive upgrades, this AWD monster is a bonafide Japanese Classic.
The cabin is in above-average shape and includes some tasty options. The Nardi wheel and shift knob come to mind and came in the car from the factory. The blue seats are simply stellar, and are aggressively bolstered in case you are planning to take this thing through the twisties. They lack any major rips, stains, or tears and are very durable. The rear seats can be split-folded downwards if more cargo room is required and the OEM security shade is removable, too. The same can be said of the dashboard condition, which is in decent shape and lacks any cracking or weather-induced fade. A centrally mounted automatic climate control pipes in boiling heat for winter, and the air conditioning works like a charm for next year's summer months. A US Kenwood headunit and speaker upgrade are on hand in the event you want a break from the throaty boxer growl emitting from the engine bay. So the driver can keep an eye on the engine vitals, a Lamco voltmeter, water temp gauge, and boost meter are on hand in front of the shifter. Power amenities include electric folding mirrors, power locks, and windows. They all work flawlessly and make daily use enjoyable. The headliner, door cards, and carpets look wonderful and even the OEM carpet mats are included with the purchase.
Subaru has a reputation for building some iconic AWD vehicles and the WRX is the brand's most decorated sports car. Thrown directly into WRC competition right after its inception, this model quickly racked up a bunch of race victories. Those wins helped showroom sales, and thanks to the sheer amount produced, these Imprezas have a widely available and inexpensive market for maintenance and aftermarket performance parts. Back to the car itself, the formula for success was simple. Take a lightweight economy vehicle, the Impreza, and pack a turbocharged, firebreathing boxer motor under the hood. The EJ20G was sourced for this purpose, and comes fresh off an oil and filter service. The 2.0L starts up promptly thanks to a new 12v battery and sets into a confident idle. New valve cover gaskets were installed by one of our trained techs and now the EJ stays topped up on oil. Power is fed through a five-speed manual gearbox, and sent to both axles, through Subarus trusty symmetrical AWD. It's a blast to row up and down the gears, and the transmission lacks any grinding. The JDM versions were considerably lighter than our US models, and this wagon really moves when you get into the throttle. It's comfortable at sustained highway speeds and is worthy of a road trip immediately. The old suspension was replaced in our shop with new Tein coilovers that work to reduce the fender gap and flatten out the handling. Thanks to the new dampers this WRX feels like it's on rails. The brakes are confident and the power steering is nicely weighted and communicative. The 16" Speedlines all have nearly new all-season tires with 1500 miles, and the wagon was recently aligned too!
*California Residents: In order to register a Gray 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.