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2003 Subaru Impreza

Subaru Impreza Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Flat 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 165 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Subaru Impreza

  • From the TS Sport Wagon to the WRX, the all-wheel-drive Impreza is an enjoyable alternative to more mainstream cars.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    A stout 227 horsepower in the WRX, all-wheel-drive grip, a variety of sedans and wagons to choose from.

  • Cons

    Often pricey when compared to its competition.

  • What's New for 2003

    As the Impreza was redesigned just last year, not much changes for 2003. Convenience has been improved; keyless entry is now standard equipment on the 2.5 RS, TS Sport Wagon and Outback Sport. For the WRX, Subaru will offer a standard rear spoiler on the sedan (though you can still get the car without, if you want) and Sonic Yellow is available as an exclusive WRX color.

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Customer Reviews

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Super car

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Vehicle: 2003 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)

I think this is the best car you could buy.




Subaru can't fix it?

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Vehicle: 2003 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)

I want to believe the car is well built and reliable, but sometimes it doesn't start, it just turns over and shakes the entire vehicle - then it starts. Subaru can't duplicate it, can't fix it, so I don't know what to think about them now. I've got 13,000 miles on it already.




Great alternative to suv

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Vehicle: 2003 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)

I just bought a new 2002 Outback Sport but the 2003 and 2002 are identical. I really love this car so far. I only have 600 miles on it but enjoy the ride quality, handling, interior layout and the power of the extremely smooth flat 4 engine. I was actually shopping it against the Honda CR-V LX. While the Honda is a fantastic vehicle (much better and less expensive than the Forester) I got such a great deal on last years model OBS that I couldn't pass it up. The only things I gave up were rear disk brakes and some interior room.




A reliable alternative

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Vehicle: 2003 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)

Mine is actually a 2002 purchased 9/01, but the 2002 and 2003 are essentialy the same. I've put over 22,000 miles on it with no problems at all. It zippy around town and handles well. The build quality is great, it doesn't rattle and the interior is impressive for a $20,000 car. Its a good value with AWD and power everything. I got mine with armrest extention, filter, cargo net and keyless entry for $19,500 with very litte negotiating. The seats are good for a little while but get uncomfortable for any drive over 2 hours.



Full 2003 Subaru Impreza Review

What's New for 2003

As the Impreza was redesigned just last year, not much changes for 2003. Convenience has been improved; keyless entry is now standard equipment on the 2.5 RS, TS Sport Wagon and Outback Sport. For the WRX, Subaru will offer a standard rear spoiler on the sedan (though you can still get the car without, if you want) and Sonic Yellow is available as an exclusive WRX color.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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