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2004 Subaru Impreza

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


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I've had the '04 WRX for almost 2 and a half months and one thing is clear...this car MOVES. The car's low center of gravity and excellent handling makes you feel like you no longer obey the rules of physics. My last car was a BMW 525i, and the subie puts that car to shame, especially considering it cost tens of thousands of dollars less. The only other car i could imagine myself buying in the future is the STI.


Favorite Features

Steering response, Turbo Power, AWD, sport seats, and thick Momo steering wheel.


Suggested Improvements

Wish the car had a 60/40 fold down rear seats to fit bigger things, better cupholders, and xenon head lights.


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


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I bought an 04 WRX soon after they came onto the market. I must say it is an excellent car. And if you know how to drive, the auto version is just as fast as the manual version.


Favorite Features

Turbo...


Suggested Improvements

Better torque converter


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Best AWD For The Money
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By jparees
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2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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After researching AWD wagons under $21,000, We decided on this car.It has more than lived up to our expectations.With more than adequate power(165HP)and a smooth 5sp transmission, it handles mountain roads under all conditions(wet or Dry). The breaks are excellent and its handling is responsive.With the seats down,it has 61 cu.ft. of cargo room. And with the top rack it provided plenty of space for camping gear. Additionally, we averaged 27.5mpg on the trip to Yosemite.


Favorite Features

Road clearance,engine/transmission responsiveness,AWD capability,great brakes,exterior/interior integrity


Suggested Improvements

None, at this time.


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fun drive for low $$$
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By cfe
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2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Traded Lexus RX300 for WRX & feel 20 yrs younger. Very fun w ample storage for activities. 9500 mi. Took time to learn power characteristics (weak low end). Rough throttle tip-in w somewhat lumpy power band. Superb traction & AWD system. Very tossable w some understeer (sedans have bigger rear sway bar than wagons). Likes being driven aggressively. Easily squirts though traffic. Stable & relatively quiet hiway cruiser (w16s, 17s noisier, rougher ride based on test drive). Some rattles but curable. Solid chassis. Stereo upgrade barely acceptable. Better mileage than expected. Exceptional paint. Would buy again. Great dealer experience.


Favorite Features

Fun, power, comfort, ride, versatility, steering wheel, driver position. Visiblity. Traction!


Suggested Improvements

More braking power. More refined power delivery (aftermarket remedies abound). Outside temp gauge.


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First Subaru, but likely not my last!
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By racer
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

After my VW GTI gave up the ghost, it was time to look for a suitable replacement. Having had VW's for so long, I looked around and test drove the much written about WRX, in wagon form. What a fun car. Strong acceleration and handling. AWD. Hatchback versatility. Good fuel economy. Now after some 9,000 miles in 6 months that included hot summer trips, great fall getaway drives and snowy commutes, I can say "what a great car!" My only true complaint about the car, which has been voiced in other forums, is the decidedly WEAK A/C. The car just never seems cold enough inside on 85-95 degree days.


Favorite Features

1) All Wheel Drive 2) Turbo motor. mmm 227 hp! 3) Hatchback versatility 4) Good fuel economy despite a heavy right foot


Suggested Improvements

1) A/C system - just not strong enough to cool the car on hot summer days. 2) The optional upgraded stereo is not as good as the competitors - too few speakers and not enough power.


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