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2004 Subaru Impreza

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After almost 2 yrs
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By Suby04
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2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

After almost 2 years and 40,000 miles, I still love it. No major issues; the fog lights burned out at 20k, and the brake light on the spoiler got water in it and burned out at 30k. Fuel economy great - it's increased to 33hwy, 29 city all on regular! Other than that, routine maintenance, and still looks and feels like the day i drove it off the lot - minus the stone chips from old man winter! :(


Favorite Features

Steering, handling, seats, fuel economy.


Suggested Improvements

Stereo, sound proofing.


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My first Subaru
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By Silversoobiegirl
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2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I bought my Impy just over a year ago, and it has been the best car I've ever owned. The steering can only be described as "silky." I have a few wishes for Subaru: Add some maplights in the front, and a compass/outside thermometer. I agree with one of the other people, I'd like to have heated seats and a moonroof. I got the foglights, which are great, but would have paid extra for the moonroof and heated seats (Soobie's first winter was very snowy and cold, and the AWD was awesome!). I'm so glad I didn't buy a Corolla, they're great cars too, but my Subaru is the best!


Favorite Features

Contoured, supportive seats; exceptional steering and turning ratio; standard anti-lock brakes; exceptional all wheel drive system; gear display on dash/clear display; leather wrapped steering wheel/shift/parking brake.


Suggested Improvements

Would like the heated seats/moonroof option on RS, better fuel economy, choice of fabrics/interior colors (the black is really hot in summer), maplights, outside temp gauge, fold down rear seats in sedan.


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4 Door Sports Car
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By 50+Driver
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2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I expect to put about 250,000 miles on this car at a rate of 50,000 miles per year driving the car for business. If you don't mind a taut suspension, the car accelerates briskly and handles brilliantly regardless of weather or road conditions. I used to drive a 99 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT and this car is much livelier although the suspension is less forgiving on rough pavement. If reliability, AWD and the "fun-to-drive" factor are high priorities for you, then give this car serious consideration. Its back seat is cramped for adults but can be used for smaller children. If you want a more sedate ride, then check out a Legacy.


Favorite Features

AWD, performance and handling, reliability and Subaru reputation. Note - Subaru of America repaired an A/C compressor on my 99 Legacy--outside of the warranty period--because they felt that it shouldn't have failed. Subaru earned a customer for life!


Suggested Improvements

Have options, which should be standard, such as fog lights, the extended armrest and the spoiler port installed. Subaru should be embarrassed by the way their otherwise excellent dealers try to gouge for installing options.


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excelent
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By Santi
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2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

A great car in which Ive experienced true power with awd stability


Favorite Features

Love the exterior and specially the hood


Suggested Improvements

A better interior


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This car quietly rocks!
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By RNMorton
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2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Love it! Traded in a 2004 Nissan Spec- V with great relief, took a massive financial hit, and got twice the car (at a lower price). Quality, performance, and a great great value. Engine cranks up nicely, good compromise on ride/handling, decent mileage and big gas tank, quality interior, all good stuff. This would be a good bargain in the sports sedan class without the 4WD, with the 4WD it kills the competition. And the rep is pretty good for durability and safety. Assuming no service problems, and the same line of cars, I'm a Subaru guy for life.


Favorite Features

Torquey engine, 4WD, quality interior, short throw shifter, ride, cruising range, AM radio reception, hatchback, sporty look


Suggested Improvements

Clutch and brake pedals a tad too close, some slight drift in expressway driving


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