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Subaru Impreza 1998

The 1998 Subaru Impreza range of configurations is currently priced from $2,400.

The 1998 Subaru Impreza carries a braked towing capacity of up to 750 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Subaru Impreza is also known as the subaru xv in markets outside Australia.

Subaru Impreza 1998 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Subaru Impreza here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What small all-wheel drive hatchback should I buy?

    Small all-wheel drive hatchbacks are rare in Australia, as only a comparatively tiny number of people live in the sort of environments that require the added traction and surety that AWD provides.

    Also, most Australian consumers seeking AWD tend to go for smaller SUVs, since they are easier to get in and out of, offer a higher seating position and generally enjoy better resale values. On the flipside, SUVs cost more to buy and run, are not as stable at increased speeds due to their higher centre of gravity and are larger to manoeuvre in tighter parking spots than a small hatchback.

    The Subaru Impreza remains the least expensive small AWD hatchback you can buy new, as well as the sole mainstream-branded model starting at under $30,000.

    However, while the latest-generation Impreza launched in 2016 it's a huge improvement over previous iterations (with service intervals finally extended  to 12 months/12,500km), there are a few more compelling alternatives in small crossovers – that is, the in-between segment between small cars and SUVs; they boast a few extra centimetres of ground clearance without the bulk. Note only a few crossovers offer AWD as an option.

    A recent stint in the new Impreza-derived XV 2.0L Hybrid revealed it to be a powerful and economical crossover with excellent handling and road-holding capabilities. The same applies to the Mazda3-based CX-30 AWD, the Toyota C-HR 1.2L-turbo AWD and Volkswagen T-Roc 140TSI 4Motion - though none are as frugal as the Subaru.

    If you're not sold on the idea of an crossover AWD and prefer a small AWD hatchback, then your only other option is to stretch to premium European hatchbacks like the Mercedes-Benz A250 4Matic, BMW M135i xDrive, Audi A3 quattro and Volkswagen Golf R. But all generally cost upwards of $60,000 drive-away - and that's before some of the more desirable options fitted.

    Finally, unless you are travelling hundreds of kilometres ever week, there is probably no benefit choosing diesel over petrol, as the former fuel is dirtier for the environment and not as quiet and refined as the latter. Additionally, diesels are falling out of favour with buyers due to their harmful emissions, and most companies are switching to petrol/electric hybrids as a solution. Again, this means the Subaru XV Hybrid AWD.

    A long response we know, Jan, but we hope this helps.

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  • Subaru Impreza 2008: Good price range

    It would depend on which variant it is, but it’s very low kilometres for its age, which would go in its favour. I would suggest a price of $8,000 - $10,000.

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  • What car should I buy?

    The Camry wins on reliability and fuel consumption, but carries the highest price; the Subaru is the least expensive but has the highest fuel consumption ad the lowest resale, while the Kia sits in the middle. The Kia is good value-for-money. If fuel consumption is your priority go for the Camry, if not go for the Kia.

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  • Subaru Impreza 2017: What's a good replacement?

    One to try is the Ford Focus; it has a rear view camera, GPS, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and fits within your budget.

     

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Subaru Impreza 1998 Price and Specs

The Subaru Impreza 1998 is currently available from $2,400 for the Impreza GX up to $6,160 for the Impreza RX (awd).

Pricing guides

$4,280
Based on third party pricing data
Lowest Price
$2,400
Highest Price
$6,160
Subaru Impreza Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
GX Hatchback 2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,500 $4,290
GX Hatchback 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,400 $4,070
GX (awd) Hatchback 2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
GX (awd) Hatchback 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,400 $4,070
GX Sedan 2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
GX Sedan 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,800 $4,730
GX (awd) Sedan 2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
GX (awd) Sedan 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,400 $4,070
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Subaru Impreza 1998 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 1998 Subaru Impreza is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Subaru Impreza currently offers fuel consumption from 7.5 to 9.1L/100km. The Subaru Impreza is available with the following fuel types: PULP and ULP.

Subaru Impreza Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
WRX (awd) Hatchback 2.0L,PULP,4 SP AUTO 9L/100km
GX Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 8.5L/100km
WRX (awd) Sedan 2.0L,PULP,4 SP AUTO 9L/100km
GX Sedan 2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 8.4L/100km
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Subaru Impreza 1998 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 1998 Subaru Impreza are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1690mm x 1455mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Subaru Impreza 1998 Dimensions  include 1420mm height, 1690mm width, 4350mm length.
Subaru Impreza Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
LX Hatchback 1415x1690x4350 mm 150 mm
LX (awd) Hatchback 1420x1690x4350 mm 160 mm
LX Hatchback 1420x1690x4350 mm 150 mm
Sportswagon Hatchback 1420x1690x4350 mm 160 mm
LX Sedan 1420x1690x4350 mm 150 mm
LX Sedan 1415x1690x4350 mm 150 mm
GX Sedan 1415x1690x4350 mm 160 mm
GX (awd) Sedan 1415x1690x4340 mm 160 mm
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Subaru Impreza 1998 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 1998 Subaru Impreza will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Subaru Impreza vary from 14x5.5 inches to 16x7 inches.

Subaru Impreza Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
LX Hatchback 14x5.5 inches 14x5.5 inches
LX (awd) Hatchback 184x70 R14 14x5.5 inches 184x70 R14 14x5.5 inches
GX Hatchback 14x5.5 inches 14x5.5 inches
Sportswagon Hatchback 14x5.5 inches 14x5.5 inches
LX Sedan 14x5.5 inches 14x5.5 inches
GX Sedan 14x5.5 inches 14x5.5 inches
GX (awd) Sedan 185x70 R14 14x5.5 inches 185x70 R14 14x5.5 inches
RX (awd) Sedan 195x60 R15 15x6 inches 195x60 R15 15x6 inches
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Subaru Impreza 1998 Towing capacity

The Subaru Impreza has maximum towing capacity of 750kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Subaru Impreza Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
LX Hatchback 1.6L,ULP,5 SP MAN 750kg
LX (awd) Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 750kg
LX Hatchback 1.6L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 750kg
Sportswagon Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 750kg
LX Sedan 1.6L,ULP,5 SP MAN 750kg
LX Sedan 1.6L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 750kg
GX Sedan 2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 750kg
GX (awd) Sedan 2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 750kg
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