2002 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: Fantastic Ride
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2002 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

2002 Subaru Impreza

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WRX Wagon (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Fantastic Ride
By RedRocketWRX on

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

Review

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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