An excellent and versatile car in all
respects. Traded my 2000 Subaru Outback
Sport Wagon for the 04 WRX wagon- they
look a bit alike, but beyond that there
is nothing similar about them
whatsoever. The WRX is superior from
the engine back, every knob, button and
switch and everything they operate
feels, sounds and works better.
Acceleration beyond 2500 rpm has to top
the list along with great interior,
quality build and driving enjoyment.
Added a moonroof: it's more airy and
makes the car feel much bigger- highly
Acceleration below 2500, gears are
sticky going into 1st and reverse,
stereo so-so even with upgraded
speakers. Finally, what's the deal with
no All-Weather package on the wagon?!
Subaru is about foul weather driving,
so not having this as an option is
After drooling over the WRX I finally
bought one and couldn't be happier. An
absolute blast to drive but with plenty
of interior room so it still remains
practical. Before the WRX, I've always
driven pickups and was worried that I
wouldn't have enough space for my
camping equipment, but with the rear
seats folded forward there was more than
enough room. Really dig the way it
doesn't look like sports car, but
performs like one.
Handling, power, useable space, and the
stealth look (nobody expects a goofy
wagon to be this fast).
Better stereo speakers, the stock ones
are terrible. Stock tires (Potenza RE92)
are absolute junk, they can't keep up
with the rest of the drivetrain. Both of
these problems are easily cured with
The joy of life comes from our
encounters with new experiences, and
hence there is no greater joy than to
have an endlessly changing horizon.
(Alexander Supertramp) In my new
subaru I have seen just this. One day
in the city the next racing on the
beach at 70 mph. What a rush. A real
sence of saftey and durability. I
traded my 850 turbo wagon for the wrx
wagon. What a difference. Just as much
power but 1/2 the size and cargo
space. It enables you to take roads
you wouldn't even think of. Small suv
meets sports car with the added bonus
of turbo charged awd samuri, at no
AWD, Powertrain, durability, fun to
drive casually or sporty.
A/C could be a bit cooler. Slight drag
with initial take off. Satelite radio
upgrade would be nice with a weak
antenna in the car.
Going to be a year old soon-car pretty
much lives up to the hype-altough
around town performance isn't great if
you want to keep your clutch, although
once the turbo gets going not much
could keep up. Highway driving is
awesome, AWD is great and seamless-
goes through snow like it's spring time-
what other performance car could you
say that about. Just found out 2005 is
even further improved (too bad for me),
actually looking forward toward next
AWD, cd changer (although speakers
suck), sporty but low key look, utility
of wagon, performance, grin factor,
side air bags, knowing you have one of
the best price-performance cars on the
road, highway driving, WRX community,
momo wheel, flat-four sound, etc.
Make turbo gauge standard, sunroof for
wagon, abs ebd takes getting used to,
manual trans could be improved, paint
chips way too easily, overall the car's
pretty damn near perfect.
I bought this car to replace my 98 GTi
VR6. I have been pleased with the car
so far except that the engine light
came on before the car hit 500 miles.
Dealership says that it's an O2 sensor,
and it's getting replaced tomorrow.
Subaru has a great customer
AWD, 227HP, very practical, very
Turbo lag stinks. Subaru should offer
aftermarket parts that they will cover
under warranty like Dodge does with the
SRT-4. Fully automatic windows for the
driver would be a big help.