If your an amid speed freak car fan, then you would have surely watched the film 'too fast, too furious' and so in turn you will know that the number one featured car in that film is of course the Subaru Impreza.
The Subaru Impreza was first manufactured back in 1993 as a compact car. The motor is one of the most famous for being, as they call it 'supped up' and 'pimped out' by its buyers. In lamens terms, most who brought a Subaru Impreza modified by adding engine and body work modifications.
The Subaru Impreza was introduced after the cancellation of the Subaru Leone/ Loyale. The aging EA series engine was replaced with the popular EJ series engine which is commonly found in the larger Subaru legacy.
It is stated that compared to vehicles in a similar size, class and style such as the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Suzuki SX4 and the Mazda Protege, only the Subaru Impreza has always offered AWD (all wheel drive), this was made standard by Subaru on all of their Impreza vehicles!
The first generation of Subaru Impreza models offered their customers either front- wheeled drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). The motor also offered a flat engine either in a 1.6, 1.8 or 2.0 liters, as well as the 2.0 turbocharged and inter-cooled engine.
The Impreza is now on its third generation and since the first model in 1993 many modifications have been added by Subaru itself however, the car seems to be less fast and furious now and more family friendly!
The third generation Impreza known as the Impreza WRX has appeared to have been dressed down in recent years making it more of a 'practical car' for 'normal roads'. The new base model Impreza is slightly longer in shape, wider and has a longer wheel base. The dashboard in the Impreza is much more open and is easy to configure. All of these factors make it more of a family friendly car.
So from a too fast, too furious bad boy's toy to a family friendly vehicle, the Subaru Impreza really has grown up!