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Subaru's current shape Impreza is a neat handling if ugly family hatch that runs right from family friendly 2.0 diesels right up to the better-looking turbo-nutter rally spec WRX models putting out 400 BHP. All are tough and all handle well.
As a family car the Impreza is not as good as mainstream rivals, nor as cheap, but can be had diesel. Residuals for the diesel models are strong and they are robust, if dull cars. Petrols are much cheaper.
Go petrol with the Impreza. Though the unique 'Boxer' diesel unit is superb (and sounds like a V8 petrol) the premium for this motor is around £1000 and the servicing and insurance will be a lot more than the 1.5 petrol.
The 1.5 petrol is bargain family car and very capable. It's our choice for his model - all spec variants come well equipped as do all Subaru models.
A 1.5 petrol Impreza will cost £14,000 nearly new with delivery miles and is likely to last a very long time.
On basic models, the diesel models of this car should hang on to their value well. Petrol should lose it faster but the best time to buy either will be at 3 years.
Used Car Expert recommends that you try to buy after a big drop in depreciation and before the next one, so with the current Subaru Impreza you would aim to buy a 5 year old and sell it before it is 6 years old.
Diesel Subaru Impreza cars lose most over the first year (from new to 1 year old), so that is the best ‘nearly new’ buy in terms of car for money.
Diesel Subaru Impreza cars lose least between years 1 and 3, so this is the best buy if you want to keep the car for a while.
Diesel Subaru Impreza cars lose least between years 2 and 4, so that is the best buy on older cars.
For advice on what to pay, see below and for more detailed depreciation and mileage & spec adjusted prices & graphs visit our price guide.