2001 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: Needs refinement- but I love m

2001 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

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2.5 RS Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Needs refinement- but I love mine!
By John B on


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


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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