Used 2004 Subaru Impreza Wagon Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2004 Subaru Impreza Wagon - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

108 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Impreza model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Hottest little station wagon in town.
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Yogi29035
on

Vehicle

2004 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

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.


Best Features

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 recommend it.


Worst Features

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 totally illogical.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Fun and practical
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Adrian Smith
on

Vehicle

2004 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

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.


Best Features

Handling, power, useable space, and the stealth look (nobody expects a goofy wagon to be this fast).


Worst Features

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 aftermarket parts.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

No time for indecision
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By DonPaco
on

Vehicle

2004 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

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 added cost.


Best Features

AWD, Powertrain, durability, fun to drive casually or sporty.


Worst Features

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.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

WRXTREME
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By wrx 2004
on

Vehicle

2004 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

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 WRX purchase.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

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.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Best car for the money
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By dtro
on

Vehicle

2004 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

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 satisfaction rating.


Best Features

AWD, 227HP, very practical, very stealthy.


Worst Features

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.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411