2004 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: WRX falls short of both 2.5RS
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2004 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

2004 Subaru Impreza

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2.5 Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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WRX falls short of both 2.5RS and STi
By Patick2730 on

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2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

Review

The WRX is a very poor day-to-day
performer. If you simply want a smooth-
driving AWD car, get the 2.5RS. If you
want the AWD and the POWER, get the WRX
STi.

In poor weather any Impreza model is a
blast to drive with the AWD system.
However you will get extremely
frustrated by the lack of
responsiveness in the WRX 2L turbo
engine. Crusing in normal traffic, you
literally have to wait a second and a
half after going WOT before the ECU
allows the turbo to make full boost and
the car gets moving like expected. At
any rpm below 3K the car cannot get out
of its own way. Also, first gear boost
is limited to a measly 7psi, so off-the-
line starts are not as quick as you are
led to believe.

Best Features

AWD system

Worst Features

Even the basic modifications that are available in the aftermarket would make the WRX more drivable and responsive, but Subaru will be so quick to void your warranty if you do so, your head will spin.
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