Sometimes, however, a car's credibility just gets thoroughly ripped to shreds by the too-often misguided attentions of the 'modifying' set. It's hard to say exactly when this happened with the Impreza, but at some point the car venerated by a generation of rally fans began to attract the attentions of the 'wrong sort of people'.
These days, the plethora of super-fast hot hatches has rather overshadowed the Impreza's fast-yet-practical USP, but even back in 2000, when this car was registered, the Impreza's abilities were still pretty special.
But it is £650, it does have tax and MOT, and it's an unmolested Impreza. And they don't come along all that often...
Advert is reproduced below:
160,000 miles £650
THIS ADVERT IS FOR A SUBARU IMPREZA TURBO 2000CC W REG ALL WHEEL DRIVE ESTATE/WAGON.
IT IS FINISHED IN METALLIC GREEN.
HAS 11 STAMPS IN SERVICE BOOK. LAST KEEPER 2006 TO 2011. ALSO HAVE QUITE A BIT OF OTHER PAPERWORK/RECEIPTS.
TAXED UNTIL END OF SEPTEMBER 2011.
THE ENGINE APPEARS TO HAVE A KNOCK. HOWEVER, THE CAR STILL DRIVES AND PULLS WELL.
NO OVER HEATING/MIXING.
OIL AND WATER LEVELS ARE FINE.
THE CAR WILL REQUIRE REAR BRAKE DISCS AND A BACKBOX IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
THIS CAR IS CHEAP ENOUGH TO USE OR BREAK AS IT IS ONE OF THE CHEAPEST ABOUT.
THIS IS WHAT I WILL DO IF IT DOESNT SELL BUT SEEMS A SHAME AS ITS A GENUINE ENOUGH CAR
I AM BASED 2 MINUTES AWAY FROM JUNCTION 36 OFF THE M1.