2003 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: WRX like a charm

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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WRX like a charm
By silverwrxdriver on


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


Purchased this car 10/30/01 and I'm approaching 14K miles. Impressive 0-60 power; it will smoke stock Mustang GT's off the line. Huge public appeal; I even got a thumbs-up from a Harley- Davidson biker (complete with 2 ft. beard). Fun to drive on all-surfaces. Complaints: The shifter and the interior plastic (a few rattles have emerged) could be a little tighter. I have the stock premium sound system including the under-the-seat sub and it longs for more power. Also the volume selector is coarse, there are huge differences between some increments. Overall, only minor gripes - I would recommend this car over and over again!

Best Features

Acceleration, handling, the A/C blows ice-cold, and some more acceleration. Ski-passthru is a nice option and doubles as a great back-seat armrest for adults.

Worst Features

I second the remote-trunk idea! A premium sound system that actually sounds premium (save your money, go aftermkt). 17" wheels should not be a 3K option.
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