2003 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: Little Red Wagon of Fun
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2003 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

2003 Subaru Impreza

Average Consumer Rating

171 Total Reviews

2.5 TS Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

Performance
Comfort
Fun-to-Drive
Interior
Exterior
Build Quality
Reliability Value
Little Red Wagon of Fun
By WRX03 on

Vehicle

2003 Subaru Impreza 2.5 TS AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I did some pulls to seat the rings when
I first got the car and now I'm babing
the engine until the recommended 1000.
Seating the rings was a teaser of the
potential of this peppy little wagon.
The misses jumped on me because I
surpassed the 4k max rpm for breakend
when I had to pull out in heavy traffic
Even at 3/4 throttle the car and rpm's
jump when you reach 3k rpm.
Unfortunatly I see that you really need
to either slip the clutch or drop the
clutch if you really want a fast
takeoff. But in turn it's a nice little
car to putt around at gas saving
speeds. There is enough power
at low rpm's for everyday around town
driving.

Best Features

Even putting around town, the car is a blast to drive. It's cute, can get good gas mileage, has some grrr when you step on the loud pedal. This wagon is a perfect sleeper. *The 03 has a trailer hitch connector now, unlike the 02.

Worst Features

I installed the trailer hitch and a Prodrive muffler the second day I had the car. The stock muffler doesn't do this car justice. The main driver is over 50 and a woman and she loves the sound of quiet rumble the Prodrive muffler gives the car. The Prodrive should be a stock item.
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