by Oshkosh on Feb 19, 2009 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.
by Amy on Aug 14, 2006 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.
by 2.5RS on Jun 29, 2005 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.
by Ramza on Aug 17, 2004 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.
by chia on Oct 28, 2002 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
I have a 2001 Impreza L wagon (basically the outback sport without the trim package). Two weeks ago I start the car and check engine light comes on. Code is 1130 - front oxygen sensor circuit malfunct...
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