Keith Michaels are recognised as market leaders when it comes to Subaru insurance and are widely regarded in the field. We have been arranging WRX insurance for fellow enthusiasts for 30 years, and whether stock or modified, we will source you a competitive quote that won’t break the bank.
The Impreza WRX
The impreza WRX is a turbocharged version of the standard car of which the vast majority are imports from Japan. The performance status of the WRX is confirmed by its stiffer and higher quality suspension, wider arches, lower profile tyres, uprated brakes, etc. As with the Imprezas arch rival, the Lancer Evo, there are so many different versions of this car as to make the list too long to note down.
Subaru Impreza WRX GC
The original GC chassis was made from 1992 – 2000, with the original car being supplied with 240bhp, a huge amount in its day. This was gradually increased to 280bhp where it officially stayed under a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ in Japan. In reality this was exceeded by both Subaru and Mitsubishi, but they never admitted to it. Born out of its extremely successful rally campaign, the main common link was the superb flat 4 boxer engine which has proved to be extremely tunable, and the all wheeled drive.
So many of these cars have had some sort of modification that the Subaru insurance schemes we have automatically take this into account. We are well aware of all the different types of work done and would be happy to discuss this with you.
Subaru Impreza WRX GD
The GD chassis was produced from 2001 – 2007 and went through specs A to G in that time. The biggest difference was a 120% increase in the chassis stiffness and changes to the exterior, especially the lights. The Bug Eye, Blob Eye and Hawk Eye models were all produced during this period and each has its own following.
There is a healthy debate amongst owners as to whether the GC or GD model is ‘best’. Whilst the latter has a much more rigid chassis this was at the cost of about 200kgs in weight. We will sit on the fence!
Subaru Impreza WRX GE/GH
2008 saw the GE/GH chassis which was effectively a complete body reshape. Some say that car has lost its hardcore edge, but despite all new safety regulations, Subaru managed to keep the cars weight to virtually that of the GD, some 1425kgs. With a 2.5 litre engine producing 265bhp, the newer WRX still keep the old Subaru traditions alive.
Imported Impreza WRX Insurance
We understand the majority of impreza WRXs are imports from Japan. Thankfully, we have specialist insurance schemes designed exclusively for Japanese Import owners.
The Keith Michaels Difference
- 30 years’ experience
- Every customer is treated as an individual, not a policy number
- We are a UK-based office, not a call centre
- We are completely independent from any insurance company
- All policies are looked at on their own merits to find you the best policy available
As an expat with a home in the UK it was great to find a broker who had insurance companies on the books who were willing to recognise No Claims gained in the EU
A human voice answered the phone straight away and gave me a competitive quote quickly and efficiently, which I accepted. Confirmation processed quickly too. Efficient use of their time and mine.I am a new customer so time will tell whether I remain satisfied!
Effortless process and wonderful service. Their tailored expat products take all the heat out of something that other insurance companies seem to want to over complicate. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Honest guys. Very straight forward.
Spoke to a helpful Chap called Matt Moody (great name by the way), who was anything but what his name suggests. He was patient with me and found me a really competitive quote. Would recommend!
I've been insuring with Keith Michaels for quite a few years now & have been very satisfied with the service. They have been very helpful & give a very personal service. Even after shopping around each time, (as we are all told to do!) Keith Michaels prices are still very competitive & hard to beat.
Can never fault these guys. Renewed for the 3rd year running as they've great price and amazing customer service!
Excellent service, after returning to UK after a long period away, they took care of my insurance needs in a very professional and efficient manner as well as being very competitively priced.
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Subaru Impreza WRX Specs
Subaru Impreza WRX (05-08) Performance
|Engine:||2.5 l Petrol|
|Power (bhp):||226 bhp|
|Torque (lb/ft):||320 Nm, 236 ft-lb|
|0 – 60 (mph)||5.7 secs|
|Top Speed (mph)||143 mph|
|Kerb Weight (kg)||1400kg|
Subaru Impreza WRX (05-08)
Insurance Group & Costs
|CO2 Emissions (g/km)||244 g/km|
Subaru Impreza WRX Models
- 2.5 WRX (UK) 4d
- 2.5 WRX 4d