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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon

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Its not just a sports sedan, its a WRX
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By GMac
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Being a teenager, I was immediately
attracted to this vehicle when I heard
about it early 2002. My Mom was
seriously considering the most popular
car in Vermont, the Subaru Outback
wagon. When I heard about the WRX I
hounded my parents about it every time
a we discussed new cars. After about a
year of looking, we found a used 2002
Subaru WRX sedan, black, that my Mom
loved. We got it in late March and
have been loving it ever since. The
WRX's cornering, acceleration, ride,
and responsiveness are unparalled by
any car in its price range or even
those more expensive for that matter.


Best Features

My favorite feature: the 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder, turbo charged, 227 hp engine with 217 lb. ft. of torque and of course the Momo steering wheel, and sport suspension.


Worst Features

All my prayers were answered when the 2004 came out with a slightly altered body design and redesigned headlights. headlights, and that has been done. The WRX is now the perfect car.


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2002 Suabru WRX Wagon
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By refuse2growup
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

This is the most fun you can have with
a station wagon, or sport wagon as
Subaru calls it. Plenty of room for
four adults with the wagon portion
providing ample room for storage. The
front seats offer excellent lateral
support but can be a little firm for
long drives. This is the first car
that I have owned more than a year and
I still love it as much as the day I
bought it.


Best Features

Excellent suspension, all wheel drive, 227HP of turbo charged fun.


Worst Features

2002 models have a clutch disc that does not like to be slipped. The 2003 models have a different disc and Subaru is replacing the clutch in older cars with the new part for free.


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Real world performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By silky
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

This is not the fastest car I've owned,
but it certainly does most things well.
Build quality is excellent, my only
problem in 10,000 miles was a cracked
windshield. Gas mileage is ok at an
average of 24mpg mixed city/highway.
The ride is firm but supple and this
car swallows up potholes and ridges
with aplomb, unlike most sports cars
I've owned. Grip is limited with stock
tires but still outcorners most other
cars, in the wet, it's superb!


Best Features

Steering wheel. Versatility of wagon. Boxer sound of engine. Supple suspension. Short throw shifter. Acceleration.


Worst Features

Deceleration noise from trans. 16" wheels look too small in the large fenderwells. Turbo lag is prominent at below 2500 rpm.


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my wrx
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By robbie wood
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

This car makes me want to drive. I
have owned several sports cars in the
past, but this wagon has the best
overall feel.


Best Features

Can't pick, I like them all.


Worst Features

No need, Subaru is ahead of the game. They did almost everything that I would suggest with the new STI.


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What a pleasant 1st month,,,
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By Wastate driver
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Vehicle

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


Review

I have had two other turbo 4cyl cars
over the years and this one appealed to
me. The looks are kinda cool and
performance is stellar for a car of
it's size. I ended up with the stereo
upgrade by accident and do not regret
it, although it is slow to switch
between discs it has very good quality
sound. It is a little tight getting
into for a 6'2", 245 pound guy, but
seating position and interior room are
fine. I felt that the smallish front
doors were a little price to pay for
the total package. The wagon is about
100 dollars a year more to insure than
a Ford Focus, not bad for 100 more
horses and lots more car overall.


Best Features

Pleasant exhaust note, nice seats and room to drop my gear in the back without having to dig heavy boxes or bags out of a trunk. Plenty of zip without attracting the attention of traffic cops or teenagers.


Worst Features

Bigger front doors and more factory insturmentation. This car really needs a boost and oil pressure gauge. ANY dealer installed equipment was at rip- off prices locally.


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