My own review and opinion of the 2.5RS
By robertfusco on
2001 Subaru Impreza L AWD 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
Awesome and fun car to drive and handles curves and turns with ease thanks to the rs suspension and of course the AWD.Plenty of power and a monstourous amount of torque for the NA 2.5 liter Horizontally Opposed boxer 4. Drop the clutch in first and your off no skidding/sliding you just go 2nd and third and fourth gears have a good firm pull to 5800 with some power power drop off heading to 6000. Comfortable buckets seats hug you nice and tight but can get some aches on long road trips.
Looks! beefy boxer sound actually rumble, sounds like a cross of a V8 and a high performance honda, but dont get a honda confused,they dont compare!
AWD!never snowed in like the 2wd cars, i will save my vacation days for a more appropriate time.
TIRES!The wet grip of these tires is so so, slipped many times trying to stop when I first got the car.Hit the car in front of me pulling away from a stop light going about 10-15 mph on a wet road!The tires just dont grip well on wet conditions and should be pulled! Current 2002 models