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A fun vehicle
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By Daggzy
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2003 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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This has got to be one of the most underrated cars out there, It's practicality is useful for almost situation a driver wants(except racing) unless turbo'd. It was my best friend in 20cm of snow and its AWD never let me down.


Favorite Features

Styling, AWD, cargo space


Suggested Improvements

Mileage


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Fun Car
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By cat
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2003 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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This little car is fun to drive, safe and reliable. I have never had a single mechanical problem in four years. When I buy the next car this one stays too I never giving it up.


Favorite Features

Great fun to drive, especially on curvy roads.


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Nice, solid car
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By Alex
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2003 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I purchased this car back in 2002 and never regretted it. I spent quite a bit of time researching various cars before getting my Outback Sport and am pretty happy with the car and its overall performance after having it for more than 3 years and driving 32k miles. It's my third car and second Subaru. Very reliable and nice car. Fast acceleration (on manual transmission) and very solid driving on snow (tested in Tahoe area). Probably has the best performance/price ratio of all AWDs on the market.


Favorite Features

AWD, lots of standard features.


Suggested Improvements

Fuel consumption is too high (21-25 miles/gallon).


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By scottasbj
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2003 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I totaled my '99, but it saved my life. I had reservations about another one because it was VERY noisy, the shift linkage was awful and the clutch worked best parked. There were a lot of ignition problems, and the rear brakes were drums. But having two dogs, always had manual transmission, and not wanting to be sitting high off of the ground left me few choices. I ended up with a 2003 with 18,500 miles on it for $13,800. I love it! Subaru addressed every issue but the rear brakes (sigh). It is quiet, no hood scoop, more power, and the best shift linkage I have driven yet. It feels like a Legacy.


Favorite Features

Shift linkage, solid feel, and quality.


Suggested Improvements

Rear discs, come on, this is the 21st Century, I know you have them, they are on the other Impreza models!


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Solid Car
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By orndog
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2003 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Subarus are tough, easy to work on, and fun to drive. Not the biggest car inside, but for a single commuter or a small family it is fine. The AWD is great when it is needed, but otherwise sucks up a bit of power. The car is a perfect blend of utility and performance, and is a great value.


Favorite Features

AWD, flat four power, torque, and sound, ease of maintenance


Suggested Improvements

Stereo, cupholders (you could count them on half a hand if you were a Muppet), and paint.


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