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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon - Consumer Reviews

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Fun to drive, not fun to maintain
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By Dave
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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The car is fun drive in the worst of weather. Handling and acceleration are good with the 5 speed manual. Its been a good car for ski trips and mountain bike weekends.


Best Features

All wheel drive, headlights turn off with the car.


Worst Features

No syncho on first means you can't shift into it while rolling. Weak clutch only lasted 60,000 miles (and I didn't abuse it.) ABS is problematic on bumpy pavement and gravel roads.


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Nice, safe car
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By xlhguy
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought this used when our Saturn gave out at 30,000 miles and would cost more to fix then it was worth. Anyway, after 8,000 miles,we like it as much as when we test drove it. Interior parts are a little cheap, but this is one solid car. In fact, Saab is rebadging them.


Best Features

Style and AWD.


Worst Features

Interior could be upgrade a bit.


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Fun car to drive
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By Manifesto11
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Quality between this car and my previous Cavalier are night and day. AWD was a nice selling point. The car's only getting about 23mpg overall. After my wife's bad accident, she came out without a scratch (going 55mph in a snowstorm in the mountains). Snow tires will be on our list for next winter. Front and rear seating feels roomy for a small car, but the cargo room feels very limited even with the hatchback).


Best Features

Responsive cornering, sporty, exterior appearance, standard bike rack (works great with Thule bike system), hatchback with folding down rear seats makes the car extremely functional, AWD is what sets this car apart.


Worst Features

Engine feels weak, you must be close to the car for keyless entry to work, horn is rediculously loud when you lock or unlock the car, tires could be a little wider.


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my 02 ob sport
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By fbf523
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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love the car but dissapointed that i needed a new rear wheel bearing after 66,000 miles


Worst Features

less road noise


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The car I wanted
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By tuckerdog1
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Used'02 OBS.Car is solid.Hit a bump & no rattles.Smooth ride, agile steering.Gas milage low for car this size, but has large engine for car this size. Like that it takes regular gas.Removed rarley used roofrack cross bars & milage went from just under 26/gal to just over 27/gal.Had 5 weeks ( 2000 mi )and am very very happy with this car.


Best Features

1st owner had upgraded speakers & subwoofer put in. Sound is excellent! I think better than my wife's Mazda Millenia. Also had armrest extender added. A must. Get it.


Worst Features

Nasty reflection on the windshield of the hump of the dash that surrounds the insterments. Fix that please.


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