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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon - Consumer Reviews

2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon

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By rmo
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Redid the motor (cylinder slap), rear suspension, along with O2 sensor and to top it off the radio craps out. Wheel wells easily pack with snow and the tires go out of balance with a little dust.


Best Features

AWD.


Worst Features

Better dealerships.


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


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The WRX is extremely mod-friendly and a little goes a long way. Something as simple as redoing the air intake helps turbo spool-up and smooths out acceleration over the whole power band. I am very impressed with its performance across the board....acceleration, handling, and response are excellent. Front seats are well-bolstered and comfortable. Plenty of cargo room with the rear seats down. AWD is fantastic in the snow. Small annoyances -- lack of useful cupholders (but this is not a car for sippin' lattes while you drive!); low-end torque (fixable with mods); and clutch chatter (a known problem); 1st gear synchronizer seems to be "fragile". I think I'm spoiled.


Best Features

Its youthful exuberance....absolutely intoxicating. One can't help but love to drive this car. I also love the "bug eye" headlamps.


Worst Features

More torque at the low end would be helpful. Clutch/transmission build quality could stand some improvement, given the way the WRX is positioned as a street-legal rally car. Oh...and can we please have a hood protector for this car? Please?


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Fast and Fun Hauler
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By Wrxalot
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I bought my WRX Wagon for its rally bred performance. Since then I had a kid and it has turned into a family wagon but when my son isn't in the car its a sports car again. I can haul lots of stuff and have used it to move twice. I had a lease but just decided to buy out the lease and keep it. After all it is still a Subaru. Feels like it will last forever.


Best Features

Performance, comfort, AWD.


Worst Features

6 disc AM/FM stereo is not that great.


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Jekyll and Hyde
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By Eric
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

If you live in places with twisty roads, bad weather and few stop signs, this is probably the best car for the money. That said, if most of your driving is done in stop-and go city conditions, look elsewhere. The WRX has only two modes: it's a dog below 3000 RPM, and a rocket above it. The shifter also won't downshift from 2nd to 1st unless the car is at a dead stop. City driving is downright annoying.


Best Features

A flat-out blast to drive on a twisty mountain road.


Worst Features

How often does anyone drive on a twisty mountain road? No fun at all in the city.


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