2003 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: True stand-out car

2003 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

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WRX Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Manual)

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True stand-out car
By rayman on


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


The WRXs build and design are a great match for its price. The WRX steps up a few generous notches in performance and price from earlier models but is money well spent. I felt it should have had a shorter 1st gear with a transmission spanning 6 gears but its workable. Turbo lag is present but after 3K RPM you feel a smooth but quick rush of power. Compared to a V6 though, youll find the sub-3K RPM a little sleepy. But the 2-liter engine wakes up to very powerful acceleration. The car grabs the road with a pointed determination when the wheel is even slightly turned. Its an absolute blast to feel the car respond instantaneously to your every input.

Best Features

3rd gear at 4K RPM. Knock-out handling that begs to be pushed. Auto-tinting rearview mirror with cars from last greenlight in it. Super fun.

Worst Features

Shorter 1st gear with 6 gears total. More unique profile- less neon, shadow, lancer like and more 325, TT like.
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