This is my second Subaru, after owning a 2 door
impreza L I found I needed a little more room. The
rear folding seats allow for enough carry space to
allow me to haul most of what I need around, and
works perfect for transporting equipment for my
job. On the weekends is when this car really shines,
has enough power and grunt to keep me happy
through the twisties, as well as on an autoX course.
Upper level power band, cargo room, fun to drive.
Please drop the Bridgestone RE92s for stock tires,
they are all season tires, but do not preform well in
I think of this car as an Abrams tank
for the Average Joe. It is reasonably
priced, bullet proof and has turbine
I feel quite safe in nearly any
driving conditions and very much enjoy
the reliability Subaru is famous for.
Build Quality. Unlike many domestic
manufacturers, this car has NO
rattles, loose stuff or cheap pieces
that can't wait to fall off or break.
Different wheels. Although I like the
wheels, they are the same ones that
ship with the TS/RS. A little
variation to denote the WRX would be
I am very satisfied with my purchase of
my 04 wrx turbo wagon. I would highly
recomend this car to anyone. It
handles wonderfully in the snow and
I think the middle rear seatbelt
attachment needs to be reengineered.
It requires a thin object inserted into
a slit to release the seat belt
attachment to the seat. It should be
redesigned so that it would have a more
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.
1) All Wheel Drive
2) Turbo motor. mmm 227 hp!
3) Hatchback versatility
4) Good fuel economy despite a heavy
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.