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Pure enjoyment
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By Gramadin
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2003 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Enjoy the vehical very much love the cornering and super acceleration. this is my first car with stick so i am not that great at it but it is comming quickly i dont think it is all that bad shifting, no rain yet but it will be comming and it will be no problem i am sure. i find interior setup pretty good. sound is not as bad as some say ti is. gotta love the all wheel drive


Favorite Features

6 disc, handeling acceleration momo and turbo. decent trunk space also.


Suggested Improvements

cd changer gears a little softer just nitpicking though. all in all a super car.


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PERFECT
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By WRXlover182
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2003 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan w/Spoiler (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Best car ever for the price. Handles like god, accelerates great, just perfect. the interior is great with the 6 cd changer. get this car


Favorite Features

acceleration/handling


Suggested Improvements

none


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


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Ever since I was 14 I wanted this car. When I finally got in one I couldn't believe my luck. The handling was excellent, and the speed was incredible. I didn't know something could be that fast (stock) for under 25k.


Favorite Features

Turbocharged, AWD, Hood Scoop.


Suggested Improvements

Turbo Timer, Blow Off Valve, Cat back exhaust, take out 2 of 3 catalytic converters (adds 50 HP), new sound system


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it kicks
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By dlac
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2003 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan w/Spoiler (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I've had it for about a month and a half now and still not used to it's power. Once the turbo kicks, you'll be glad the seat back is nice and comfortable. And the bucket seats are needed through insane turns. only had a couple problems. There was a national shortage, so it took several weeks to recieve a spoiler. also i got the lojack/alarm combo option and had problems with alarm from day one. in cold weather didn't want to activate or deative. Dealer didn't want anything to do with repair. Took 2 visits from lojack to finally get it fixed. supposidly the lojack alarm was the same as subaru's, so beware. otherwise the car is perfect.


Favorite Features

227hp turbo!!!, sporty interior and exterior features, 4dr, awd


Suggested Improvements

rear window wiper(w/spoiler rear window barely seethru), larger rims, and jet enjine and wings incase you actually want to take off.


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No competition
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By dogbreath
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2003 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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WRX sedan has no real world competition (price related). Performance numbers = $40-50k German sedans. The "feel" is exceptional. Like nothing you have ever driven, unless you have driven M3s. That is only thing that comes close in my experience. Everyone admits, the sheet metal and interior are not as sexy as the German big brothers, but you get passed that when you hit the throttle (in a hurry!). The car will do anything you can throw at it.


Favorite Features

Performance seats, titanium shifter knob (with short throw), turbo gauge on wheel, Momo wheel, black interior. Get the upgraded audio. It is worth it. Although, standard stereo is very solid (as factory systems go).


Suggested Improvements

Higher quality plastics inside. That's it. For $25k you are paying for 0-60 in 5.4 and .89g skidpad. If it had an Audi interior, it would be the biggest steal in the history of cars. As it is, I like the interior. Basic, performance oriented, and functional. It works.


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the best 4 cyl car out there
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By Culiau
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2003 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan w/Spoiler (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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The best handle in the business of automotive in the world


Favorite Features

the turbo is sooo nice...sometimes it's the best to drive with no music at all to hear that turbo kick in


Suggested Improvements

complete Exhaust system, turbo timer, blow off valve, cold air intake and if you have enough money in your pocket get a front mount intercooler


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Great WRX
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By Robert Millsop
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2003 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I love the WRX


Favorite Features

The Turbo


Suggested Improvements

Needs to also have a 2-door.


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The good stuff
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By Slick55
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2003 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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If you've ever driven go-karts in those tourist amusement parks, you know that you don't need neck-snapping acceleration to have fun on 4 wheels. This Subaru is like that. Sure, the WRX has greater acceleration (at a greater price), but this is a GREAT bargain. 35 MPH highway exit ramps become 55 MPH ramps. This car goes exactly where you point it under superb control. Make sure you get the 5-speed manual, and you'll love driving this car.


Favorite Features

Good acceleration, great handling, great seats, great steering, great brakes, great (manual) transmission, terrific engine sounds


Suggested Improvements

Not very people would ever describe this car as "knock-out gorgeous". I agree, but its quirky looks grow on you after awhile. Also, you won't really care what it looks like from the outside when you're on the inside carving your way through the curvy roads.


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bang for the buck!!!
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By Doogie
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2003 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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this car will get the most bang for the buck.at the price of $25000 you will not find any other car out there that can come close.0-60 mph 5.6 secs and you can drive it in snow when most sports cars can not move an inch.thanks to the all wheel drive rain,snow,gravel and mud are no problem.once you hit 3000rpm get ready to be pushed back in your seat and watch the speedometer climb fast. to sum this car up go get one and you will not be dissapointed!


Favorite Features

power,all wheel drive,comfort,side impact and front air bags,all accesories are standard.


Suggested Improvements

just 1 a power moonroof


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bang for the buck!!!
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By doogie
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2003 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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this car will get the most bang for the buck.at the price of $25000 you will not find any other car out there that can come close.0-60 mph 5.6 secs and you can drive it in snow when most sports cars can not move an inch.thanks to the all wheel drive rain,snow,gravel and mud are no problem.once you hit 3000rpm get ready to be pushed back in your seat and watch the speedometer climb fast. to sum this car up go get one and you will not be dissapointed!


Favorite Features

power,all wheel drive,comfort,side impact and front air bags,all accesories are standard.


Suggested Improvements

just 1 a power moonroof


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