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The real thing
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By teaz
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Silver-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I bought this car for its handling and power. For a car this powerful and inexpensive you'd figure that servicing would be frequent and costly, this is not the case as the car's drivetrain and engine components are rock solid and can take a real beating. Had this been an other make, it probably would have some pistons dangling somewhere on the road side. I question the decision to use a 6 speed over a 5 speed as it has a wide powerband. This is a fun car, no regrets at all. Thanks subaru!


Favorite Features

Torque curve is so flat, translates to a nice linear power delivery from 2500 up to near redline. Tires are surprinsigly good, awesome brakes (pads are worthy of street driving only). DCCD is awesome, trust it. Good aftermarket support.


Suggested Improvements

Obviously this car is released to the general public hence some concessions are made to maintain comfort and keeping the product generic enough. But this is were I think Subaru has made a bad assumption, hence lost some customers to the EVO.


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My STI
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By mrkmndza
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Gold-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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With 300 HP and 300 Ft pounds of torque this beast goes up hills like nothing. You guyz did a great job on desinging this machine.


Favorite Features

sport style seats, golden 17" alloy rims, the layout on the tach and the speedo gauges.


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cant get any better than this
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By tekfoc
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Gold-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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if you want a car that can do it all this is the car for you.new to the u.s. but not new to the world.a car with real life combat exspieriance called world rally raceing.I strongly recomend that you have alot of driving time with performance cars.and please dont buy your kid this car,you will have lots of trouble.


Favorite Features

turbo power.power and more power. awd a very uniqe boxer moter love the sound of a boxer. fantastic brakes.


Suggested Improvements

none . you cant get any better than this.


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Subaru Impreza STi Fan
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By AngusinMD
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Gold-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I was fortunate enough to get one of the first few in Annapolis. I love the car, it is everything I thought it would be in terms of performance. I wanted a car with a huge 'grin factor' to justify all of the hours spent at work. And this car provides the grin factor in spades. I can't really ask for anything more from the car in terms of performance, styling, and fun. It is a sports car so the creature comforts must be overlooked.


Favorite Features

The engine is by far my favorite feature, the sound is wonderful to listen to and the turbo spooling up and down is like a jet engine. The aural satisfaction is 100%. The short throw transmission is a blast to drive, and the wide tires provide tons of grip.


Suggested Improvements

Something could be done to improve the drink holder design and the trunk release does not always work perfectly.


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good car
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By fat kat
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Silver-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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best car i've ever seen/owned better than evo


Favorite Features

everything


Suggested Improvements

none


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Rich Power
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By idle0ne
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Gold-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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i was looking at this car thinking it would be a decent car, i had yet to test drive it and i liked the interior. When i test drove the car i was sold on it, that is by far the fastest turbo 4cyl engine i have ever seen. The price bit my wallet a bit more than i wanted them to, i tried to get the car for invoice but i couldnt get anyone to do that, the best i got was $600 over invoice or around $31k then taxes etc.. i am getting the car for a total of $32,900. I cant wait to open this car up to it's full capabilities but i want to break it in properly and get used to the power so i can control the car and not let the car control me.


Favorite Features

Power and the interior looks


Suggested Improvements

i would suggest they improve the car a bit more by adding a navigation system and adding the cruise control and radio controls to the steering wheel for easy access, i know that i dont want to take my hands away from the wheel unless i am shifting.


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Race Car with Factor Warrenty
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By mrth3p1ague
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Silver-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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This is my first 4cy. and I am very very impressed, this car drives like a V-8. The engineering behind this car is truly exhausting,not much was missed. This car can meet anyones driving style, the car can be mild manored if driven properly, if you let the rev's get above 3000 your over the speed limit. This car has truly moved the bar for what a performace car should be. I will have to keep this car for a long time or I will be forced to pay 100k to find something that will compare to the overall performance found in this car.


Favorite Features

Feeling like I should be wearing Nomex everytime I start the engine. Near Ferrari performance for under 30K.


Suggested Improvements

Pointless, this a limited production 2004 US sales only, that is right there will be no 2005 in the US.


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X STI C
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By Strider
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Gold-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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What a fun car to drive as a daily commuter. Power will definitly get you tickets if you don't practice some self control. Invest in a radar detector (V1)...saved me a few times already. You WILL get people wanting to race you at stoplights!...don't think most even have an idea what's under the hood :) It's just nice to know that you would win in most cases.


Favorite Features

Power/Torque, Handling, Brakes, and 4 doors on a car that is so performance oriented.


Suggested Improvements

No Radio (should have a basic radio as a standard feature), no floor mats. minor rattle now and then (seems to be temp. dependent)


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47 going on 19
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By discolew
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Silver-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I didn’t need a new car. I stewed over it for a couple of weeks. But, I convinced myself that I wasn’t getting any younger and besides, the Sti is a great family car. I almost bought an Evo but I felt more comfortable with the larger Sti engine. This car ROCKS! I get an adrenaline rush every time I drive it. This car looks great and has top of the line factory performance. Buyer beware…this is a performance car with a rough ride and road noise. If you are looking for a performance LUXURY car, look else- ware.


Favorite Features

Big hood scoop, wing and boxer rumble.


Suggested Improvements

Nothing that the performance tuners aren’t working on (400+ hp).


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WRX STi
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By mduplin
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Silver-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Can not beat the performance of the vehicle for the price. The fact that it is all wheel drive makes it great in the snow as well, as long as you swap out the street tires for snowies.


Favorite Features

300hp and great handling.


Suggested Improvements

Steering wheel looks too cheap, lotsa plastic on the interior, and the turbo guage blocks the external temp reading.


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