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If Looks Could Kill: Meet the 1999 Subaru Impreza Casa Blanca Limited Edition

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Subaru is one of those automakers that will either bore you to death or irk you with the styling of its products, but scarcely, if ever, cause any excitement with its designs.

The Impreza series is a characteristic example going from boredom to controversial and vice versa not only with each new restyling, but sometimes even within the same generation.

Time to meet the Impreza Casa Blanca - a special edition version of the first generation Sport Wagon with the 1.5-liter boxer engine that was introduced in Japan in 1999 to address the craze consumers had for retro styled cars at the time.

And yes, you read that correctly: the Casa Blanca isn't a abomination creation from some unknown coachbuilder but an official Subaru product and it was produced from 1999 to 2000 in a limited run of 5,000 units!

Burn your eyes to some pictures from a used model found up for sale in Japan along with two videos below.


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11 Comments:

Hajime Kishi said... »December 02, 2011

pity they didnt release the 280hp sti version.

Bingo said... »December 02, 2011

Looks like every impreza I've ever burned my eyes on.  They are not attractive cars, performance not withstanding.

Luc Anthony said... »December 03, 2011

I think my retinas just committed suicide :(

Kostas Dipsanas said... »December 03, 2011

It just shows the extent to which Subaru is determined to go in order to establish its reputation as a Designer of the ugliest cars in the world. Anyway if you drive it straight onto a wall its looks will dramatically improve. An easy fix then...

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kachuks said... »December 03, 2011

Funny thing is that from 2003-2006, subaru's Legacy was one the nicest looking cars ever designed.  You could put that thing on a dealer lot right now and people would like it. 

http://www.autoevolution.com/images/gallery/medium/SUBARULegacy-medium-602_3.jpg

Andriy said... »December 03, 2011

This is such an ugly car.
If looks could kill, I wouldn't die of the kill, I would die of the stupidity and lack of imagination of the stupid designers that made this piece of crap! I can't believe it, all this time I thought Subaru had something secretly good to hide. Something that they would be reveling soon. And oops, here came the baby Impreza with REAR WHEEL DRIVE!
Never again, will I like Subaru that way i did 5 minutes ago.

Haiquan Ma said... »December 04, 2011

This might be the Subaru I'd be embarrassed to be seen into...

Oz said... »December 04, 2011

Yo - the SAD side about it

Someone actually thinks it is Pretty...
OW

Horrified said... »December 04, 2011

It takes a rare talent to make car as ugly as this

Guest said... »December 12, 2011

Nice car!

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