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awesome
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By bassduderob
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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great car. i really like the turbo and the handling of the car. I would pass on the yellow though.


Favorite Features

all of them


Suggested Improvements

none


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Dodge Ram 4x4 to WRX!!!
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By ram11213
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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What a switch!! All I have ever driven has been a full size truck. My last was a Ram. I feel like I'm driving a Go-Cart!! I love it! I think the car has awesome bold styling and nice headlights. It is an absolute blast to drive. Its like having a toy and a commuter car all in one. The WRX is so versatile, sports car or hauler!


Favorite Features

Turbo, drivetrain, love the tight seats (but could see where a fat person wouldn't like them)not too many around


Suggested Improvements

Is that supposed to be a cupholder in the dash?


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I like this car,,wayyyyyy to much
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By svopilot
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I think the bug-eyed look is cool, I took a 700 mile road trip two weeks ago and it ran like a champ. Seating is comfortable and I like the engine sound from a boxer engine.


Favorite Features

Drivetrain is flawless, pick-up from 3000rpm onward is stellar for a car in this price range.


Suggested Improvements

I am 6'2" and wish it had a little longer front doors, but it has plenty of leg and head-room. I still think that its a good trade for a car with the rigidity and torsional strength of this one.


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Great alternative to SUV
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By mgraze
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2003 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Handling, smooth engine, AWD, funky and different syling and 2-tone paint.


Suggested Improvements

More steering effort, easier kick-down to lower gear when accelerating (automatic)


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Very fast
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By vifly
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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The WRX is amazing. I considered the Altima and Jetta, but neither is as fast, fun, or safe (awd) to drive as my WRX. Also, the attention you get is pretty cool. WRX drivers always wave, as do other drivers. . . .its kind of like Bugmania except the car isn't feminine.


Favorite Features

The power and awd. It goes, and it goes fast. AWD allowed me to drive through snow and mountains without much trouble, even with the summer tires. 6- disc in dash system is also very useful. Cars much more expensive than this don't have this feature.


Suggested Improvements

The gearbox feels a bit vague. Especially first and reverse, they don't engage very easily. No serious problems yet, but gears sometime grind when trying to shift to first or reverse. Also, while I'm come to like the exterior styling, your friends may be slow to warm up to it.


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