Lewis' 1998 Impreza RS


What I know of this car starts with it being allocated to and sold by CARR Subaru in Beaverton, OR. Its first oil change was at Jiffy Lube in Beaverton at 4000 miles or so. (history in the glove box) That was the subjective part. Now, this is where I come in... While working in Seattle at CARTER Subaru, I had performed the used car inspection on this car when the dealer purchased it from an auction. (Supposed Repossession) It had just under 7000 miles on the odometer. A salesman at the dealer purchased the car. He then added the nicer trunk carpet and arm rest extension when having its second oil change done. I performed the work. Later on, about two weeks or so, a BMW 535i came in, and he traded up. I drove the car home the next day for my wife to see. We drove it to dinner that night and the rest is history.

We purchased it with 7800 miles on the odometer in August 1998 as the third owner. The car was "hers" for the first 90,000 miles. After that we had a child and she got a Jeep Grand Cherokee to haul all the kid gear in. I took over driving the Impreza and parked the hatch. We currently have 188,000 miles on it as of Oct 2009. Other than the mods listed, the only things that have been done to this car are... A starter motor in 2000, sunroof motor in 2001, Short block replaced at 98,000 in 2002 for piston slap under our SAS plan, and a couple of rear wheel bearings sometime between 2004 and 2005. All the mods started in 2003.


Lewis' Subaru 1998 Impreza RS in Rally Blue Pearl.


Engine Mods:

  • Magnaflow Muffler
  • K/N Air Filter
  • De-Snorked
  • TB Coolant Bypass

Body Mods:

  • 1998 SDN Mud Flaps
  • Dent LR 1/4
  • Dent LF Fender
  • Hood Scratched
  • PIAA Driving Lights
  • PIAA Fog lights


  • KYB AGX Struts
  • Tein G tech springs
  • F. & R. Poly S/B Bushings
  • F. & R. Rallitek Swaybars
  • Solid Mount Blocks Rear S/B
  • Front Strut Top Brace
  • BFGoodrich KDW2 Tires
  • Rear 3.9 VLSD
  • 2004 OB Limited F. rotors
  • 1994 Turbo Leg R. brake set
  • Whiteline Shifter Bushings
  • Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings
  • Whiteline Rear Sub-frame Lock Bolts
  • Whiteline differential bushings
  • AVO short shifter


  • Alpine Cd-Player
  • Pioneer Speakers F. & R.
  • Rockford Fosgate AMP
  • 4-Point Harness