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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon - Consumer Reviews

2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon

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Good, but needs improvements
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By clarkma5
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Vehicle

2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

This is a fun car...but it's hard to
call it a real performance car. The
suspension is too soft, the tires are
too skimpy, and the shifter is too
balky. For performance driving, the
engine's great, but around town it's a
bugaboo...with only 2.0 liters of
displacement and a low 8:1 compression
ratio, this engine is gutless until the
turbo kicks in around 3k RPM. The
interior is pretty mediocre, with lots
of hard plastic, but build quality's
good and there are no major ergonomic
flaws. Stereo's bad, though...too
heavy on bass and all the sound gets
squished together. Hard to tell
instruments apart!

Still a good performance value for the
money, though.


Best Features

Smooth, rev-happy engine, AWD grip


Worst Features

Better (aka smoother) shifter, standard 17-inch wheels, low-end torque, better stereo, bigger back seat, stiffer suspension


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best performance around
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By ohfreddie
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Thinking about getting the sedan?
Think again--the wagon is the exact
same except you can actually haul
things! Extremely fun when the boost
kicks in, and then the turbo just
doesn't stop. Handling is perfect.


Worst Features

Better transmission--make it less finicky.


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After 17000 miles
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By Little Blue
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

I've had my WRX wagon for over 17,000
miles now...those ar TROUBLE-FREE
miles!.
I must admit (don't tell my wife!) that
I love this car as much as the day I
picked it up at Mastro Subaru in Tampa.
It is the epitome of the Beach Boys'
song...fun, fun, fun.

The automatic does have the much talked
about turbo-lag, but to me, it is not a
problem; this is a great, comfortable
everyday driver that is practical...30
bags of mulch and a basketball set!


Best Features

power Extremely capable handling, especially in the torrential downpours of South Florida's rainy season. Seats are wonderful THAT BLUE!


Worst Features

Make certain accessories, such as mudguards, dog guard, other performance features readily available to US wagon owners.


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Awesome car
Performance
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By defduane
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

What more could you want in a car?
It's so versatile! Lots of power, all
wheel drive, space with the wagon,
four doors, roof rack, good gas
mileage, go anywhere, do anything,
beat almost anybody on the road.
Smooth pavement, rough pavement, rain,
dirt, snow, mud, it doesn't matter.
Such a fun car to drive.


Best Features

Turbo!!! AWD!!! Fast!


Worst Features

thicker paint, stronger transmission for all that power. Of course then it would not be such a steal.


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Not your standard grocery getter!
Performance
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Fun To Drive
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By WGR
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Have only owned car 1 month, purchased
pre-owned at dealer where I work (Not a
Subaru dealer). This car is a BLAST to
drive. Has ride comfort of a much
larger vehicle but very sporty feeling
around corners & off the line. Plenty
of interior space/cargo room & looks
more like a hatchback than a wagon.
Fuel economy has been good (between 27-
28 mpg in mixed driving w/AC on ALL the
time!) AWD gives very secure feeling on
loose gravel & should be good on snow
also...My aunt has a '98 Legacy Outback
& loves it, never drove in snow before
buying her car, now can't keep her off
the road. No problems so far!


Best Features

AWD,Good fuel economy,Cargo space,Powerful engine & comfortable seats.


Worst Features

Overall interior is good, doesn't feel cheap except for cupholders, don't know why they bothered. Radio only adequate for talk radio & moderate musical volume. No midrange adjustment, speakers weak.


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