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The 7 digit "applied model" code found on the vehicle identification plate inside the engine bay is decoded in the following way.

  1. Series code G=Impreza S=Forester B=Legacy etc.
  2. Body type F=Wagon C=Sedan
  3. Engine type 8=2.0L Turbo
  4. Year code A=MY93 B=MY94 C=MY95&96 D=MY97 (facelift) E=MY98 F=MY99 G=MY00
  5. Number of doors 2=2 door coupe 4=4 door saloon 5=5 door wagon/hatch
  6. Model type 8=WRX 7=RA type E=Sti D=Sti Type R & RA
  7. Transmission D=5 Speed Manual AWD P=4 Speed Automatic AWD
Year (Code)ManufacturedModel CodePower (PS)NameComment
ANov.92-Sep.93 MY93GC8A48D240WRX 4 doorFirst Impreza Turbo
AGC8A47D240WRX RA 4 door
BOct.93-Aug.94 MY94GC8B48D240WRX 4 door
BGC8B47D240WRX RA 4 door
BGC8B48D250WRX STi 4 doorFirst appearance of STi, modified from production WRX
BGF8B58D220WRX 5 doorFirst appearance of 5 door
BGF8B58D220WRX SA 5 doorAuto transmission fitted after production
BGF8B58D250WRX STi 5 doorAs per WRX STi 4 door, modified from production vehicle.
C1Sep.94-Aug.95 MY95GC8C48D260WRX 4 door
C1GC8C47D260WRX RA 4 door
C1GC8C47D275WRX RA STi 4 doorModified from production WRX
C1GF8C58D220WRX 4 door
C2Sep.95-Aug.96 MY96GC8C48D260WRX 4 door
C2GC8C47D260WRX RA 4 door
C2GC8C4ED275WRX STi2 4 doorFirst full production STi
C2GC8C4ED275WRX STi2 555 4 doorSpecial edition
C2GC8C4DD275WRX RA STiFirst full production STi RA
C2GC8C4DD275WRX RA STi2 V-LimitedSpecial edition
C2GF8C58D220WRX 5 door
C2GF8C58D260WRX STi2 5 door
C2GF8C58D260WRX STi2 555 5 doorSpecial edition
C2GF8C58P220WRX 5 door ATFirst production automatic transmission
Year (Code)ManufacturedModel CodePower (PS)NameComment
DSep.96-Aug.97 MY97 (Facelift)GC8D2DD300WRX STi R 2 doorFirst 2 door coupe
DGC8D48D280WRX 4 door
DGC8D47D280WRX RA 4 door
DGC8D4ED300WRX STi3 4 door
DGC8D4ED300WRX STi3 V-Limited 4 doorSpecial edition
DGC8D4DD300WRX RA STi3
DGF8D58D240WRX 5 door
DGF8D5ED300WRX STi3 5 door
DGF8D5ED300WRX STi3 V-Limited 5 doorSpecial edition
DGF8D58P240WRX 5 door AT
ESep.97-Aug.98 MY98GC8E2DD300WRX R STi4 2 door
EGC8E2DD300WRX R STi4 V-Limited 2 doorSpecial edition
EGC8E2SD300WRX R STi 22BWide bodied 2.2 litre special edition
EGC8E27D300WRX RA V-Limited 2 doorSpecial edition 2 door RA
EGC8E48D280WRX 4 door
EGC8E47D280WRX RA 4 door
EGC8E4ED300WRX STi4 4 door
EGC8E4DD300WRX RA STi4 4 door
EGC8E4DD300WRX RA STi4 4 door V-LimitedSpecial edition
EGF8E58D280WRX 5 door
EGF8E5ED300WRX STi4 5 door
EGF8E58P240WRX 5 door AT
Year (Code)ManufacturedModel CodePower (PS)NameComment
FSep.98-Aug.99 MY99GC8F2DD300WRX R STi5 2 door
FGC8F2DD300WRX R STi5 V-Limited 2 doorSpecial edition
FGC8F27D300WRX RA V-Limited 2 doorSpecial edition 2 door RA
FGC8F48D280WRX 4 door
FGC8F47D280WRX RA 4 door
FGC8F4ED300WRX STi4 4 door
FGC8F4DD300WRX RA STi5 4 door
FGC8F4DD300WRX RA STi5 4 door V-LimitedSpecial edition
FGF8F58D280WRX 5 door
FGF8F5ED300WRX STi5 5 door
FGF8F58P240WRX 5 door AT
GSep.99-Aug.00 MY2000GC8G2DD300WRX R STi5 2 door
GGC8G2DD300WRX R STi5 V-Limited 2 doorSpecial edition
GGC8G27D300WRX RA V-Limited 2 doorSpecial edition 2 door RA
GGC8G48D280WRX 4 door
GGC8G47D280WRX RA 4 door
GGC8G4ED300WRX STi4 4 door
GGC8G4DD300WRX RA STi5 4 door
GGC8G4DD300WRX RA STi5 4 door V-LimitedSpecial edition
GGF8G58D240WRX 5 door
GGF8G5ED300WRX STi5 5 door
GGF8G58P240WRX 5 door AT

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