Family Shopping for a Subaru Impreza for Sale

June 10, 2011. Author:

The spring and summer months are times when many families decide to replace their vehicle, or add another vehicle to their family fleet. It's a reasonable time to purchase a car, since the warm weather outside makes it easier to test drive and inspect the vehicle.

Often seen are ads listing a Subaru Impreza for sale, particularly by owner. Let's take a closer look at this particular vehicle.

The Subaru Impreza is a relatively small passenger car. Late models are powered by a 2.5L 4 cylinder engine, while earlier models had a 2.2L 4 cylinder or 1.8L 4 cylinder engine. In the United States, this car is offered in a gasoline powered version, only.

The power of the 2.5L 4 cylinder engine is adequate for daily driving, commuting, and errands, even when carrying cargo and passengers. The smaller 2.2L and especially 1.8L engines can feel very sluggish when loaded with passengers and cargo, particularly in hilly areas.

The car is available with a manual or automatic transmission. CVT or continuously variable transmissions are also entering the marketplace. Die hard manual transmission fans usually opt for the MT. Both transmission styles maintain about the same efficiency overall.

The manual transmission is usually viewed as being a bit more efficient than an automatic transmission, but today's modern computer controlled automatic transmissions can shift at the most economical points and give slightly more fuel economy to the casual driver then the MT.

Subaru offers incentives on the Impreza for new vehicle purchases from time to time. These incentives vary by region, so you'd have to check for the latest offers. Purchasing the Impreza for sale used by owner is very popular. Many people are comfortable doing this since the vehicle is fairly reliable overall. Nonetheless, an inspection by a competent and qualified mechanic is always suggested before making a purchase offer on any used car.

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