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SUBARU WRX Used Car Review

The WRX holds cult status in Australia thanks to its affordable marriage of all-wheel-drive traction and turbocharged power. Its reputation was also formed from the success of the Impreza WRX in the world rallying championship during the 1990s, where it became particularly famous in the hands of late Scottish rally legend Colin McRae. The fastest version is badged STI - for Subaru Tecnica International. The latest generation model, launched in 2014, dropped the Impreza part of the name.

Pros

Cons

  • Potent combination of all-wheel drive and turbo power
  • WRX STI's rapid performance
  • WRX's relatively comfortable ride
  • Great value performance package
  • Interiors lack premium feel
  • Turbo lag can affect initial throttle response
  • Understeer at faster cornering speeds
  • Notchy manual gearshift action
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Subaru WRX gc8

  • 230000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

Car runs , blows a little smoke , most likely the turbo is blown , car was being painted , don't have time or money to continue the project No reg no rwc as is$ 5,500 Ono 1st image is what it used to look like before was stripped down for repaint

$5,500Negotiable
Lalor, VIC

22/01/2022

97 Subaru Impreza WRX GC8

  • 230000 km

97 GC8 WRX 2.0L turbo 5speed Man 230000kms full service history,new exceedy clutch, tinted windows recently done, clean and tidy inside and out, mechanically A1 mods exhaust, turbo timer, Autometer boost gauge, turbosmart blow off valve, car is currently unregistered but a roadworthy certificate and 3months registration is included in price $19500ono

$19,500Negotiable
Tullamarine, VIC

16/01/2022

Subaru WRX 1998

  • 270000 km
  • Manual

Selling my 1998 Subaru WRX GC8. Mostly unmolested, however engine was replaced. Donor engine has now done around 80,000km. A/C works well. Gold wrx rims to be included for the right price. Message for more info. Read less

$20,000Negotiable
Paddington, QLD

08/01/2022

1998 Subaru wrx gc8 manual turbo 240awkw

  • 200 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

Want to swap 4x4 CANAM/ YAMAHA BUGGY/ CARAVAN/ TRUCK/ ETC I have a 98 subaru wrx 200ks Full service books 2 keys manual 240awkw 200kms its not for the faint hearted no test pilots Ihi vf series 1820 turbo brand new 1000cc injectors brand new Link4 ecu brand new Silicone intake brand new Greddy Blow off brand new Turbosmart External wastegate with screamer pipe bov plumbck brand new 4 pot brakes sti suspension Immobilizer alarm 2 keys Rolled guards Brand New clutch and turbo was just rebuilt .

Swap/Trade
Laverton North, VIC

Dealer used
07/01/2022

Subaru WRX

  • 214000 km

GC8 2000 MY Silver Original interior dark blue and red reverse camera 5 speed manual 2.5 motor reg and roadworthy 016309112 Excellent condition.

$19,000
Wantirna South, VIC

24/12/2021

98 gc8 wrx

  • 240000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

Unfinished project Has had a refurbed motor fitted and a spare for parts but still not quite running trying to fire but no go maybe timing All interior has been replaced etc Comes with loads of parts as they are hard to find now Selling as is as I have lost interest won't take much more to register if U know what Ur doing with theses ej20g motors Make an offer no lo ballers it's a rare rig now

$7,000Negotiable
Wandina, WA

12/12/2021

Wanted: WTB GC8 WRX

  • 150000 km

Looking for a Gc8 for a daily -Budget around 15k -Something that's fairly stock -Relatively low km. less than 180k -Unmolested -Not looking for the wagon model -pref NSW Show me what you got

$15,000
Sydney City, NSW

30/10/2021

Subaru GC8 STI Coupe Rolling Shell

  • 500 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual

2DoorGC8 STI Rolling shell. CAMS Log booked. Non registerable No VIN Features comprehensive CAMS certified welded in roll-cage tagged to all suspension towers. Also available: Rebuilt engine forged big HP 2.2 l sleeved EJ 20 block with Ported heads and oversized SS valves Race Bearings : Air to water intercooler : M48 Motec 6 and harness : 6 speed non dccd gearbox lightweight Momo wheels :Freshly rebuilt turbo : Hardrace rear adjustable arms Sale due to change of circumstances/ plans.

$15,000
Glenelg, SA

24/10/2021

1999 SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI VERSION 6 GC8 MANUAL

  • 105358 km

Here for sale we have a 1999 SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI VERSION 6 “GC8” MANUAL. This is a great example of a highly desirable STI. It is a fresh import with service books and all paperwork. The new owner will be the first registered owner in Australia. This 1999 Subaru Impreza is engineered with a 2.0 litre engine and 206kW of power!. Reaches 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds!. Stay safe with these features: 2 airbags to give you added safety. This Subaru Impreza WRX STI Version 6 Sedan has passenger

Contactless
$43,999
Parkdale, VIC

12/08/2021

Wanted: Wanted: Wanted: WTB IMPREZA WRX GC8 SUBARU wan

  • 100000 km

I am after any Gc8 any condition considered wrx Subaru Impreza GC8 call me O4O4 663 95I

$3,000
Bossley Park, NSW

06/12/2020

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Overview of the Subaru Wrx

Overview of the Subaru Wrx

The WRX holds cult status in Australia thanks to its affordable marriage of all-wheel-drive traction and turbocharged power.

Its reputation was also formed from the success of the Impreza WRX in the world rallying championship during the 1990s, where it became particularly famous in the hands of late Scottish rally legend Colin McRae.

The fastest version is badged STI - for Subaru Tecnica International.

The latest generation model, launched in 2014, dropped the Impreza part of the name.

SUBARU WRX GENERATIONS (SINCE 2000)

2000-2007

2007-2014

2014-onwards

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

2.0L 4-cylinder turbo (WRX): 8.6 to 9.2 litres per 100km

2.5L 4-cylinder turbo (WRX STI): 10.4 to 11.2 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO SUBARU WRX

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: SUBARU WRX (2014-2017)

As with any other Subaru, the engines in these cars were extremely reliable provided they got the correct servicing and maintenance.

Dirty oil as a result of skipped services is the main offender and any Subaru engine with a ticking noise in the engine has already suffered. And the damage will eventually be terminal.

The CVT fitted to the WRX caused a few headaches for some owners who reported that the thing was very slow to select gears when taking it out of Park. Subaru dealers were able to reflash the computer to fix this, but even then some reports of the car returning to its old ways over time have surfaced.

A couple of recalls to be aware of: Subaru recalled the WRX to check for cracks in the intake manifold. If these occur, they can lead to a loss of engine power and can make the car stall.

The other recall concerned cars with the optional Harman Kardon sound system. In those vehicles, the subwoofer could overheat sufficiently to actually start a fire. Hottest 100 indeed.

A Subaru dealer will be able to identify affected vehicles and whether they've been fixed or not.