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best thing I ever own
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By the physicist
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Vehicle

2004 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

6 yrs old, 147000 miles, 27 mpg with premium gas, brakes replaced at 90000 and 100000 miles! What have been replaced: a small rubber hose, 1 supporting leg of the transmission, oxygen apparatus for total $1500 last yr..Otherwise, the car handles like new.. I could drive any car under $150000, and I did selected the best one..


Best Features

reliabily, SIMPLICITY JUST LIKE A SOLUTION TO A MATH/PHYSICS PROBLEM, performance, brakes


Worst Features

300 hp/torque in automatic would be a dream


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A complete review through 120,000 miles
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By 2004ILWRX
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

A fun and safe vehicle that has been for the most part very reliable. A blessing to drive one of these in IL winter. Problems that I've had: Tend to go through car battery every 2 years. Engine serpentine belt pulley/tensioner replaced at 80K Engine short block replaced at 115k ($elf induced) Paint is very thin and prone to chips. On average I get 22.4 mpg with includes a good mixture of highway and local driving.


Best Features

AWD handling Turbo!


Worst Features

Improve cup holder placement and qty. Improve factory stereo system. Brakes need refinement. Improve gear ratio on 4EAT auto trans to better mesh with engine/power band. Improve paint thickness/quality Interior material scrathes too easily. Carpeting reminds me of the OEM setup in my 1970 Dodge


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My Spaceship
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By bond007
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

135000 miles in 5 yr, ave 27 mpg for mostly freeway driving with utmost reliability, my spaceship still flies the same like the very first day. Problem so far are replacement of the small rubber hose/ one axle supporting the transmission/ 2 O2 sensors...Oh! Forgot to mention the performance is devastating. Could have bought a maserati or p911 or m3, but unable to find a good reason to.


Best Features

simplicity and performance and reliability


Worst Features

better mpg


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SCARY
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Exterior Design
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By Arthur Lawson
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Vehicle

2004 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

I have owned 2BMW m-3 sedans,2 twin
turbo z cars, a supra twin turbo, 2
corvettes, a taurus SHO,a VW gti
1.8t,and an audi quqttro,this WRX has
been so reliable it is scary !!!!!!.No
problems.Only slightly warped rotors
due to frequent downhill driving.This
is the most reliable car I have ever
owned.


Best Features

Momo steering wheel,handling in all weather conditions,reliability.


Worst Features

Better brakes on base car!!


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Great Performance Sedan
Performance
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By Berkrceway
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

The Impreza WRX with the automatic
transmission is a total joy to drive.
Confidence inspiring with the all wheel
drive. There is turbo lag below 3000
rpm. However, the engine has more than
enough power to move along smoothly in
rush hour type traffic. When the turbo
kicks in, the car really gets up and
goes. Great handling. Car design is
practical, what with four doors and a
reasonable sized trunk.


Best Features

Full time all wheel drive; turbo and horsepower; great feeling Momo steering wheel; performance suspension.


Worst Features

Paint looks to be on the thin side; stereo speakers should be upgraded.


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