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2001 Subaru Impreza RS - Consumer Reviews

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Amazing handling
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By Dennis
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2001 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5 RS AWD 2dr Coupe (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Excellent car and built like a tank. Very reliable and much better than its competition. I have owned it over 4 years and it still amazes me. Love the design and wish Subaru would bring back the 2 door in the current Impreza. Would purchase another Subaru in a minute.


Best Features

Exterior styling. Easy to work on and modify. I have lowered the suspension, upgraded the intake and exhaust, and brake rotors. Very reliable and the All Wheel Drive is the best part in any weather condition.


Worst Features

Better paint and better interior materials.


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The best looking Subaru yet!
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By BlvdKing
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2001 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5 RS AWD 2dr Coupe (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I have really enjoyed this car so far. It doesn't have the performance it should possess by the look of the car. I have the leather seating and love the comfort and material quality. It handles amazing and drives almost as nice in snow and ice. Subaru makes a true "all season" car. I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for a fun to drive, fairly economical, great looking, and quality built car. The only thing it is lacking is the turbo performance other newer subaru's have like the WRX and WRX Sti.


Best Features

aggressive styling, one of the best handling cars in its class, quality fit and finish, and the best AWD system on the planet it is always there when you need it.


Worst Features

I always wish it had a turbo from the factory. This car would have been amazing with the torque of the 2.5L and the power of a turbo there wouldn't be many cars that could compete if this car was set up properly.


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Slightly quirky, but a blast to drive
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By Brian
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2001 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5 RS AWD 2dr Coupe (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I have had no problems with this car at all. The clutch can be a little quirky, especially when it's cold. Once you get the hang of it it's alright. Frameless side windows rattle when you close the door with them partway down. It's stubborn sometimes about going into first gear. Although it understeers a bit, once you figure out how the car likes to be driven, it is very rewarding. I get compliments on the look of the car. Build quality is very good (no annoying squeaks or rattles). I love the sounds the engine makes. The engine loves to be driven hard, but is quite tractable in town. Fun to drive no matter the weather (AWD advantage). My next car will be a Subaru.


Best Features

AWD - Fun can be had no matter the weather. Great reliability. Good quality build.


Worst Features

Improve interior materials. Update transmission. Could go for a little better fuel economy, but isn't too bad for a car with AWD. I would suggest more power, but that has been addressed by later models.


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If not the Greatest
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Ramza
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2001 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

Aggresive appearance, Incredible acceleration and handling. Corners like a dream. Stock with a dual- exhaust it just sounds sooooo nice, its unbelievable.


Worst Features

a 6 Speed STi transmission on this one.


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Needs refinement- but I love mine!
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By John B
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2001 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5 RS AWD 2dr Coupe (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car new, and have put 47,000 miles on it in 2 1/2 years. The clutch was replaced under warranty at 30,000 miles for chattering, particularly when cold (~30-40 degrees). I'm about to replace it again, but at my own cost. The gearing is very low, making the car very responsive to gas pedal movement, but very jerky in traffic. One more gripe: the rear seat doesn't fold down. That being said, it's a blast to drive, and all wheel drive gives excellent traction, regardless of weather conditions. Despite my complaints, my next car will be another Subaru. You can't beat the value.


Best Features

Responsive steering feel, strong brakes, good power and torque. Very competitive price. Even the base models are loaded with features.


Worst Features

Longer lasting clutch that doesn't chatter when cold (if 40 degrees F is cold) Folding Rear Seat!!! Better gas mileage Better tires Better stock stereo Higher quality paint job


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