Subaru Impreza

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Update: Hit in a parking on 2012/03/23 by a woman in a minivan, at around 5 MPH, and did over $7K worth of damage. Insurance company declared it totaled, and wrote me a check for $6535.04. If I had kept the car, I would have gotten $4220. With the cost of repairs, the fact that it was at 121K and still needed the full 105K service (oil pump, timing belt, head gaskets), and had a CV joint possibly going bad, it was more economically advantageous to let it go (which was a hard choice!). I ended up replacing the Impreza with a Jetta wagon.

2001 Subaru Impreza RS2.5, 2001/01/31

Back when we lived on the boat, and I worked at home, I used to watch World Rally Cup (WRC) racing on the SpeedVision channel. I was quite enamored with the Subaru Imprezas they were running. At that time, they were racing the WRX, and were just bringing them into the US, but they were available only as a pre-order. It was about time for a new car, and I checked out the RS2.5 (Rally Sport, 2.5 liter). I liked the look of the 2 door much better than the 4 door WRX, and I didn't want to wait another couple months for a car. So I bought one.

It's been a great little car. The 150HP normally aspirated engine is perky, but it's no barn-burner like the WRX and STi. The handling is really good, even after 66,666 miles (see?). It's developed a few squeaks, but nothing really annoying. Except for a defective knock sensor I haven't got around to replacing, other than regular oil changes, the 30K maintenance (done at 38K...), and a set of tires, I haven't done anything to it. I should do a full-up service on it, as I expect to drive this thing until something fails in a spectacularly expensive way (or I get run over by Mexicans).

This vehicle has the EJ251 SOHC engine, making 165 hp @ 5600 RPM and 167 ft·lbf @ 4000 RPM.

Service History

  • 2012/03/22 - 121538
    • Replace A/C Belt, P/N 73323AC000
    • Replace A/C Tension Adjuster, P/N 73134AC001
    • Replace A/C Idler Pulley, P/N 73131FC000
    • Replace Cabin Air Filter, P/N G3210FC000
  • 2012/03/21 - 121394
    • Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum 205/55R-16 (x2, rear)
  • 2012/01/21 - 117925
    • Replace wiper blades
  • 2011/04/24 - 104540
    • Rotate tires
    • Check brakes
  • 2011/04/08 - 103648
    • Oil Change (Pennzoil 5W-30)
  • 2010/12/23 - 98875
    • Oil Change (Pennzoil 5W-30)
  • 2010/09/25 - 95294
    • Replace battery
  • 2010/09/23 - 95250
    • Replace HVAC console light bulb
  • 2010/09/18 - 95008
    • Clean air filter
  • 2010/09/14 - 94942
    • Oil Change (Pennzoil 5W-30)
    • Replace both license plate bulbs (194 LL)
  • 2010/09/14 - 94912
    • Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum 205/55R-16 (x4)
  • 2010/06/19 - 91324
    • Oil Change (Pennzoil 5W-30)
  • 2010/03/20 - 88552
    • Oil Change (Pennzoil 5W-30)
  • 2010/01/08 - 85491
    • Replace positive battery terminal clamp
  • 2009/10/09 - 81672
    • Oil Change
  • 2009/08/29 - 80426
    • Clear air filter
    • Replace fuel filter (Purolator F54668)
    • Replace plugs (NGK BKR6E)
  • 2009/06/29 - 78198
    • Oil Change
  • 2009/05/31 - 77186
    • Rotate tires
  • 2009/03/26 - 74709
    • Oil change
  • 2008/08/29 - 67727
    • Oil change
    • Replace cabin air filter
    • Replace knock sensor
  • 2008/08/03 - 67068
    • Replace front brake pads
    • Replace rear brake pads
    • Clean air filter
  • 2008/03/20 - 63962
    • Oil change
  • 2007/10/08 - 58309
    • Oil change
  • 2007/09/15 - 57708
    • Clean air filter
  • (Lots to fill in)
  • 2005/05/28 - 33588
    • Kumho Ecsta Supra 712 205/55R16V (x4)

Misc Part Numbers

  • G3210FC000 -- Cabin Air Filter

Alternative Tires

  • Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 - 1763713
  • High performance summer tire, comparable to the Supra 712
  • Kumho Ecsta LX Platium - 2106463
  • All season tire
Tire Vendor Cost Shipping Installation Total URL
SPT KU31 tirerack.com $82.00 $46.06 [1]
SPT KU31 Discount Tire $511.54
LX Platinum tirerack.com $85.00 $47.12 [2]
LX Platinum Discount Tire $537.22

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Performance Tuners

  • Nathan
  • 770-297-7770