Last year, I test drove 2003 Acura (the
sporty one - apparently it was
forgettable!), Subaru Impreza WRX,
Hyundai Tibouron, etc. Favorite of the
bunch then was Tibouron, with its
comfortable passenger seat. This year
was my turn to purchase a new car...
test drove the 2.5 TS Impreza Sport
Wagon (manual) and absolutely loved it -
my first new car! My only test drive
this year - It was the right choice.
All around, quick and smooth - shifting
took me a while to get used to after
having a 91 Isuzu Trooper. I don't
feel like I'm driving a wagon - more
like a little rocket. Redesigned
headlights are great and significantly
improve the look of the car.
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This car is pretty much what I
expected; fun and practical. I've
driven Subaru's in the snow before,
and this one should be just as good
My old one was an Outback sport with a
142hp engine. The 165hp in this car
is a very welcome improvement. It can
move. Trust me. And I haven't even
gotten it over 4k rpm yet (still in
the 1000 mile break in period).
The styling is much better than the 03
This car is also a lot more solid than
the older (pre 2002) Imprezas. The
exterior and interior seem to have
moved up a notch in quality. Plastics
aren't as cheap. The doors shut with
a nicely muffled thud.
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