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


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


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


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


Review

Awesome looks and style. Subaru growl Sporty, fast, reliable. A little annoyed with the slight vibration on the highway which is said to be "normal" for "v" rated tires and the sport suspension. The AWD system has since dissapointed me a little after our 1st snowstorm this weekend. The rear wheels spin even under low acceleration, and so the rear fishtails - worse on cornering. Traction was there but not as i have known in the past. The ABS system is awesome in the snow though Other than that i just love it!


Favorite Features

Where do i begin! Sporty redesigned looks, AWD, fuel economy, comfortable seats, Subaru "Growl", Pacifica Blue Color, soft clutch, responsive steering, tight gears, effecient ABS braking.


Suggested Improvements

Sound system has got to be overhauled, a moonroof would be nice, overpriced armrest should be standard, and foglamps and splashguards. Insulation should be better. Subaru got the big ticket items right - Engine, Trans, and AWD/ABS - now they have to work on the more cosmetic features.


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By Santi
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2004 Subaru Impreza Sedan 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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