Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Opinion on Subaru Impreza symmetrical all-wheel system

asked by on

What do you think of Subaru symmetrical all-wheel drive system? I'm thinking about selling my dad's car for a good condition second-hand Impreza 2.0. What do you look for in these?

It’s a very interesting system and generally it works quite well. But, for the rest of the car--Subarus are notorious for blowing head gaskets and if they have automatic transmission, automatic transmissions are known for wearing out. So if you are looking for a second-hand one, look for a standard transmission one. Because, if you are going to get an automatic, don’t even think about buying it. You will have problems if you drive hard at all, because they have a very weak automatic transmission.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: No reverse gear

Hello. If your car will not go into reverse, it is an indication that the reverse gear in your transmission has failed. This will prevent the truck from going into reverse. To fix this problem, the transmission will need to...

Q: No parking light bulbs, the good fuses blew. Removed all of the parking bulbs and replaced the fuses. The fuse didn't blow till a bulb is plugged in.

Hello. You likely have a short somewhere in the circuit. This may be related to other light circuits, a terminal or connection, or by a damaged wire. You can start by performing a visual inspection. A rule of thumb is...

Q: What are roller rockers for and what would cause them to have rust

Roller rockers are used to push down the valve spring with less resistance than a traditional rocker. The entire valve train should be constantly bathed in oil when the engine is running and the rollers could only get rust on...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...