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WRX: believe the hype
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By xbox
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2004 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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227 HP is more horsepower than a 1990 Mustang GT. All wheel drive means you get to use all of it too. It's outstanding in the snow, and a blast to drive. It will go faster than 95% of the population wants to go, period. It has a nice lumpy cam, and performance parts abound to allow you to personalize it. I think it might be the best performance bargain out there. If you don't like OPEC, buy an Acura RSX. But if you don't mind 20 mpg, live in the snowbelt, and want anonymous high zoot, reliable performance, go get one.


Best Features

Traction, handling, price. Oh, and the turbo. Man, do I love the turbo.


Worst Features

rubber floor mats that fit properly; 17" wheels standard; boost gauge standard; shorter shifter throw standard


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Fun to Drive
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By BlueIce
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2004 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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The WRX is just fun to drive, and with the rear spoiler it's a great looker as well. I was a bit surprised on how solid it feels on the road, after all it is a small car. There's just a solid feeling about it. It's a very quick car in all gears. The engine takes the rev's easily and makes it a joy to run up past 6K. You can just throw it into a turn, and the car just asks for more.


Best Features

The acceleration is very impressive, the ride is very solid, the car gets lots of looks from people. I've found the controls very intuitive and easy to use, the tach is right where it should be (and you do use it).


Worst Features

The manual transmission could be made a bit smoother. I have the short throw manual, but it seems a bit stiff when pushing it through the gears. A smoother transmission would make shifting even faster and easier.


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


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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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Amazing
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By JBandit
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2004 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan w/Premium Package(2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Great car, fun to drive. Beautiful inside and out. For the car enthusiast, you can add on nearly 100 horsepower with only a few mods. Fast, yet safe, all wheel drive gives complete control of the road. Manual transmission is a thrill. I would never consider buying any other car at the same price level. A terrific buy.


Best Features

Turbo, AWD, body style, interior, guages, the whole damn car is great


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This car is Awesome!
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By NewREXDude
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2004 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan w/Premium Package(2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I've driven hundreds of cars over the years (I used to work at GM) and the WRX is one of my favorite. I'm not interested in being a "tuner", so I wanted a fun to drive, everyday, AWD car. I drove the EVO and found it too harsh, and the STI was too expensive (although really sweet). I commute in my WRX over crappy PA roads and find it fairly quiet and smooth. The interior, although not luxurious, is very nice and the build quality is excellent. No problems at all so far. Performance is more than adequate for spirited driving. I definitely made the right choice. Also considered: Saab 9-3, EVO, STI, Mini Cooper, BMW 3 series, TSX.


Best Features

AWD, quiet ride, sharp styling, great seats, PERFORMANCE! Long term durability should be great. Effortless highway cruising combined with backroad agility. Bang for the buck.


Worst Features

Stereo is not great, but ok. Standard 17" wheels. Not much else.


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