You need this: Lemons-ready Subaru Impreza

David S.
By David S. Wallens
Oct 2, 2023 | Subaru, lemons, 24 Hours of Lemons, Impreza, Subaru Impreza, Cars For Sale

Photography Courtesy Jennifer Jones/Facebook Maketplace

Launch your own Lemons career for less than $2500? This 1993 Subaru Impreza is billed as more or less Lemons legal.

Power steering and transmission both leak,” the ad states. “Can be fixed for minimal cost, just never got around to it.”

Currently, the listing continues, the Subaru is being used as a shop ornament and lawn mower jump box.

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Comments
myusdmcavalier
myusdmcavalier New Reader
10/2/23 12:32 p.m.

maybe turn it into a low buck rallycross car, that's another idea.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
10/2/23 1:44 p.m.

In reply to myusdmcavalier :

I like that idea.

AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/2/23 5:05 p.m.

If someone in the SE wants to start a Lemons team I'm interested.  I have a new harness and I can pay for half the car any day.  

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/2/23 5:43 p.m.

Engine swap it first.  I have only seen 1 or 2 subarus survive the race weekends over the last 14 years of racing lemons and champcar. 

 

Put in a gm 60 gegree v6...

AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/2/23 7:37 p.m.
wvumtnbkr said:

Engine swap it first.  I have only seen 1 or 2 subarus survive the race weekends over the last 14 years of racing lemons and champcar. 

 

Put in a gm 60 gegree v6...

Having replaced enough German 2.8 and 3.1 V6s in GMs and Jeeps and knowing about crankwalk, I'd take my chances with a Subie 2.2.

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/2/23 8:22 p.m.
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) said:
wvumtnbkr said:

Engine swap it first.  I have only seen 1 or 2 subarus survive the race weekends over the last 14 years of racing lemons and champcar. 

 

Put in a gm 60 gegree v6...

Having replaced enough German 2.8 and 3.1 V6s in GMs and Jeeps and knowing about crankwalk, I'd take my chances with a Subie 2.2.

Fair enough.  The 3400, 3500, and 3900 are stout.  Had a head gasket issue once in 5 years of racing at the front with them.

I still stand by my thought about the Subaru engines.  My buddies ran one for a few years.  They went through about 2 engines every 3 races.  

They are probably fine for sprint racing and other motorsports, but they just don't seem to work with cheap car endurance races.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/2/23 8:32 p.m.
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) said:
wvumtnbkr said:

Engine swap it first.  I have only seen 1 or 2 subarus survive the race weekends over the last 14 years of racing lemons and champcar. 

 

Put in a gm 60 gegree v6...

Having replaced enough German 2.8 and 3.1 V6s in GMs and Jeeps and knowing about crankwalk, I'd take my chances with a Subie 2.2.

I (hope) that they meant the pushrod engine, not the SAAB/Opel engine from such illustrious vehicles as the Cadillac Catera and Saturn L300.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/3/23 9:24 a.m.

So, did someone here buy it yet? 

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