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Subaru Impreza WRX STi (GC8)


Written by Mike McComb (Enthusiast)

The WRX - a high performance version of an already high performing car. First introduced to Japan in 1992, the Impreza shared the same goal as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo; to be an affordable, yet high performance vehicle.

Practical, but stylish and coupled with 240 hp, it proved a formidable foe for the groundbreaking Evo. The WRX comes standard with ventilated front and rear disk brakes, viscous-type centre differential, and viscous-type LSD. The two flat-4 engines available are both powerful for their size and was made famous by this car. Being a rally inspired car, four wheel drive is optional and is quite common among the Japanese, as it offered exceptional traction in all conditions. A race version is also available, designed to compete in Japanese touring car races, but it lacks the luxuries that most street cars have. Still, it achieved itsí original intention - to win.

In an attempt to help gain even more performance ground, Subaru introduced the WRX-STi version. It came with most of the features the WRX had, but with improved performance parts and a Driver Controlled Centre Differential. This comes in handy in less then adequate traction conditions when it locks the differential electronically. The STi only came with the 2.0L H4. It is unknown how many STiís where produced by Subaru, but chances are it was fairly limited. They were produced in February 1994, meaning that they will be available for import to Canada soon. A slight revision was done to the Impreza in 1993, including the rear rotor changing to a solid disk, and the introduction of a 5-door wagon to complement the 4-door sedan. The Impreza was now more luxurious then ever with two engines and more options to choose from

Similarities to the original 4-door sports sedan were still evident, but other then the stripped down racing version, it became more of a comfort car with a sports car kick. In 1993 it also gained in weight, due to all the added options. In late 1994 the car went back to its roots. Subaru added more horsepower while decreasing the curb weight and once again the Impreza become a sales leader. Due to poor sales the sport wagon was discontinued, but in all honesty it was never very popular when compared to the 4-door sedan. In 2002 the Subaru Impreza WRX was introduced to North America, thus bringing its rivalry with the Evo to heightened levels. The Impreza was a hot seller, despite itsí limited release on this continent. Many can still be seen, due to Subaruís excellent engineering and the longevity the car possesses. The original model is the most sought after, but as it not being available in North America through Subaru, the first generation Impreza is very rare.

Now Canada can share what every other continent shares, the thrill of the first Impreza WRX through importation. Due to the Impreza being sold in Europe, E-Code headlights are widely available and easy to install. As with all cars the Impreza also needs daytime running lights, front amber side markers and red rear side markers are needed.

Available Subaru Impreza WRX STi Listings



1996 Subaru Impreza WRX 5
Subaru Impreza WRX 5
Year: 1996 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 33,000 KM

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In Japan - Public
in Japan
1995 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Year: 1995 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 92,000 KM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHLjjenTxeY&feature=player_embedded 1995 Subaru Impreza WRX STI TYPE RA, 5 speed manual, 275HP, all ...
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$7,900 CAD
In Canada - Private
in Canada
1994 Subaru Impreza WRX Coupe (E-GC8)
Subaru Impreza WRX Coupe (E-GC8)
Year: 1994 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 68,000 KM

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298,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1995 Subaru Impreza WRX Coupe (E-GC8)
Subaru Impreza WRX Coupe (E-GC8)
Year: 1995 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 80,000 KM

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382,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1995 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon (E-GF8)
Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon (E-GF8)
Year: 1995 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 82,000 KM

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171,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1994 Subaru Impreza CS AWD Wagon
Subaru Impreza CS AWD Wagon
Year: 1994 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 90,200 KM

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In Japan - Public
in Japan
1994 Subaru Impreza WRX | WR-X Type RA
Subaru Impreza WRX | WR-X Type RA
Year: 1994 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 105,000 KM

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in Japan
1994 Subaru Impreza WRX | WR-X Type RA
Subaru Impreza WRX | WR-X Type RA
Year: 1994 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 71,735 KM

From the seller: BESIDES THE AFTERMARKET GEAR HANDLE, THIS VEHICLE IS A COMPLETELY ...
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350,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1994 Subaru Impreza WRX | WR-X
Subaru Impreza WRX | WR-X
Year: 1994 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 107,000 KM

This Subaru WRX is currently in Transit to Canada.
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1994 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Wagon (#001 of 200)
Subaru Impreza WRX STI Wagon (#001 of 200)
Year: 1994 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 88,422 KM

From the seller: THE IMPREZA WRX STi HATCH WAS FIRST PRODUCED IN 1994 ...
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695,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1993 Subaru Impreza WRX
Subaru Impreza WRX
Year: 1993 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 89,000 KM

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268,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1993 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon (AWD, Turbo)
Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon (AWD, Turbo)
Year: 1993 / Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 71,600 KM

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220,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1994 Subaru Impreza WRX
Subaru Impreza WRX
Year: 1994 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 134,221 KM

Admissible to Canada Sept 2009
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250,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1993 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon (AWD, Turbo)
Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon (AWD, Turbo)
Year: 1993 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 58,000 KM

Auction Ends, November 14th
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198,000 YEN
In Japan - Public
in Japan
1993 Subaru Impreza WRX (AWD, Turbo)
Subaru Impreza WRX (AWD, Turbo)
Year: 1993 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 26,095 KM

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298,000 YEN
In Japan - Public
in Japan
1993 Subaru Impreza WRX (AWD, Turbo)
Subaru Impreza WRX (AWD, Turbo)
Year: 1993 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 110,000 KM

Auction End Date: July 31
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90,000 YEN
In Japan - Public
in Japan
1993 Subaru Impreza WR-X | WR X
Subaru Impreza WR-X | WR X
Year: 1993 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 118,000 KM

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310,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan
1993 Subaru Impreza WRX (GC8)
Subaru Impreza WRX (GC8)
Year: 1993 / Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 127,000 KM

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318,000 YEN
In Japan - Dealer
in Japan

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