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The AWD Fury under $26,000
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By stalefish19
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2003 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan w/Spoiler (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

This car is amazing! AWD and 227 hp.
stock! I wasted a 5.0 mustang
yesterday, and my car is still stock.
So many performance mods for the car
too, if you're a racing enthusiast.
I'm an avid snowboarder, and the car
handles and accelerates superbly up the
mountains, even in the snow. My
Eclipse doesn't compare!


Best Features

AWD and 227 ponies. 6-disc in dash CD is convenient. Optional short-throw shifter and boost guage are a must!


Worst Features

Tires are terrible! Hope you like the bug-eyes, if not, opt for the '04. Also, the rear seats don't fold down, only the center armrest. Nothing a roof rack couldn't solve however.


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almost
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By almost
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2003 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan w/Spoiler (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 4A)


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what a fun handling car, one of the
best ever, just a same they dont back
it up with a better box/interior and
exterior looks. thought they would
grow on me but they never did, even
the new model falls short in the looks
department tho' a little better.


Best Features

handling simply superb, and killer awd system


Worst Features

launching this car quickly is a nightmare with the notchy shifter i have ever used, especially from 1st to 2nd. through in a huge amount of turbo lag, it means you have to do the boy racer/kill my clutch revs of 3500 to get anywhere near the 6sec claimed??


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wrx problems
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By mercmeteor
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2003 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

first off, i love my wrx, dont get me
wrong i wouldnt trade it for anything!
(but an sti!) however every rose has
its thorn, and the wrx is no exception.
my main problems, and the problems of
others seem to revolve around the gear
box. first gear is very weak. mine
broke and my dealer didnt want to cover
it, they eventualy did though. i just
cant believe a gearset would brake
before the clutch would give up! that
just seems weak to me. other than that
this is by far the most fun you can
have in a car(in the front seat) i love
it!!!


Best Features

all wheel drive color (blue) oh, and that turbo doesn't hurt either!


Worst Features

please give us the tranny from the STI! front,instead of top mount intercooler


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Dr. Impreza and Mr. WRX
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By slimasian
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2003 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

This vehicle is just flat out
fantastic. With superb handling,
terrific acceleration, and, of course,
AWD for under $26,000, this car is
indeed quite a steal. I can't express
just how much fun this car is to
drive...take one for a test drive and
see for yourself. Mine goes through a
lot, being that I drive to work
everyday (about 50 miles a day) plus
trips to Vermont in harsh snowy
weather...this car is a real king in
any condition. It has multiple
personality disorder...on one side is
a docile sedan. On the other is a
fierce street legal rallycar. Gotta
love it.


Best Features

Handling, speed, AWD, functionality, can be civil if one wants, can be as aggressive as one deems fit, terrific front bucket seats


Worst Features

The 5 speed manual is a little clunky (a 6 speed would've been great), unimpressive stock stereo system, power restricting catalytic converters.


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This car is awsome.
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By Scoobyvroom
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2003 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I used to have a 350HP AWD Talon but
this thing is great. It has loads of
bottom end. It's o.k in the snow
however I belive that the tires is what
hurts it most in snow traction.However
the AWD makes up for it. Very good
interior build quality. Feels sound and
sturdy, yet the seats are great for
long distance travel. I have driven my
car from MN to Chicago, IL many times
and it was a wonderful car. After 3-4
hours my legs felt great no cramping or
anything. Definatly worth the money for
this car. I had looked at many other
cars. and this blew everything out of
the water for the price/quality.


Best Features

AWD and 227 HP need I say more. Seats are great. The 6CD indash was a creature comfort in my eyes. but now living with it makes me wonder how I did with out.


Worst Features

The tires on this car are very poor. Also I wished the whole rear seat folded down. Due to the pass-throught only being about 12" wide. I would have purchased the wagon if it had the styling of the sedan more. Flared fenders and diffrent front air dam.


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