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2001 Subaru Impreza RS

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Subaru Impreza Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Flat 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 165 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Subaru Impreza

  • Variety of body styles and AWD make the Impreza a nice alternative to other mainstream economy cars.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    All-wheel drive, scrappy personality, bulletproof reliability record, fun to drive.

  • Cons

    Tight rear seat, limited cargo space in wagon with backseat raised, could use more power, no ABS option for L models, a bit pricey.

  • What's New for 2001

    RS models get carbon-fiber patterned interior trim, a CD player and embroidered floor mats.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Caution!

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Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

Great car all around, sporty, decent power, drives strong. Beware of the leaking head gasket, VERY expensive to repair (3-4k), knock sensor tends to go out at least once, otherwise drives superb in snow and rain with great suspension and AWD, Limited Slip is a plus.




2.5 rs

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Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

I've owned this car since the fall of 2000. I preferred the "Old School" style and wasn't really interested in waiting for the new WRX to come out. I was a previous owner of an Outback Sport (98) and loved that. The RS with the leather interior that I upgraded to made me love the Impreza even more. I use it as my daily driver, drop my toddler off to preschool (the 4 doors are a bonus for this over the coupe). The trunk is large enough to fit a full size hockey bag-but one drawback of the 01 is that the seats don't fold down. Never had an issue with anything mechanical. Now with 97,-000 miles on it, it's still going strong. Excellent in the snow. I would highly recommend this car.



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Sporty compact enthusiast sedan

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Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

I bought this car because Ii wanted a compact sedan that would be reliable but also fun to drive. The 2.5RS has exceeded in both categories. There is road noise to contend with at higher speeds, but not much more than any other similarly priced compact car. There is an extensive aftermarket community for modifications. The car had a somewhat limited production making them a bit of an enthusiast's entry level tuner as an alternative to Honda. If you do find one of these cars, be warned that *everyone* will ask if it is a WRX or an STI.



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If not the greatest

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Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

This is one of the GREATEST cars ever. It's my first car as a teenager, and let me tell you, ive driven an M3 before... and this thing... its quite similiar. Dont get me wrong its not a super fast car but it is a Super quick car. A 5 spd is a MUST!! If you get this thing in 5-spd, you will never regret it... if you push it into the powerband this work of beauty goes off like a rocket. Leaving everything behind. Looks very sporty, very admirable, Definetly an eye catcher. Not to mention its damn comfortable inside. No complaints about the Sound system either, its decent.GREAT Value and a Great buy.




A great car

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Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

Great car, fun to drive... VERY reliable.




Good way to build a

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Vehicle: 2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

this car is perfect for me yet my dad wihta much expensivecar envies my car now it is relax to drive if you can live witht teh clutch but other wise it's fun to hear the boxer engine roar and do some favourite heel toe on sound good back road! i am getting 26 mpg out of this 2.5 liter engine! the gears are short and solid encourage shifting



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What's New for 2001

RS models get carbon-fiber patterned interior trim, a CD player and embroidered floor mats.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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