2003 Subaru Impreza 2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - shot marks
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2003 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

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2.5 RS Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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By dave leatherman on

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2003 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

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I bought this car thinking "this is it!". I admit it is a fun and fast car. But I've found it had a lot of little problems. The steering isn't always there to help you with agressive turns, shifting can be missed when pushed a bit more agressively and it is already showing signs of wear... which makes me wander how reliable it will be as years pile up. My friend bought and Evolution, I recently got a chance to drive it... and inmediately I realized my mistake. The Evo is much more refined in all aspects and has a better steering feel. I think my WRX is a great car, but I think the EVO will always be more refined... even when the 290Hp STi comes out.

Favorite Features

Impressive acceleration and nice package overall. Rigid body.

Suggested Improvements

Less engine noise: this is typical from Subaru engines, I know, but it makes you wander if those lifters and valves will hold up in time. A better defined shifter: otherwise missing gears when driving agressively is a given. More refinement overall.
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