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2002 Subaru Impreza

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Ok but not very refined
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By dg2
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Timing belt tensior went out at 10500
miles.
Intermittent clutch shudder that has
worsened with increasing milage.
Difficulty with getting dealers to do
warranty work. Or admitting the car has
a problem


Best Features

Power AWD


Worst Features

SOA needs to be more responsive to consumer complaints and concerns about their cars. This is the first Subaru I have own prior to this it has been Acura and Toyota. I feel the realiability and coustomer service that Acura and Toyota provide is a cut above Subaru.


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Goes Fast, Grinds Faster
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By Baoh
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

This car has great power, handling, and
seats. It's great to drive, but 4th
gear synchros went out at about 23,500
miles, were replaced under warranty,
and now, 2000 miles later, the 1st and
4th gear synchros are both out and the
car is in the shop right now under
warranty. It makes no sense that the
new ones wouldn't last as long as the
original ones. They aren't replacing
the tranny, just repairing.


Best Features

Seats, Handling, POWER, shift feel


Worst Features

Grinding transmission, reliability, being told that they wouldn't fix the problem if it shows up again.


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Fun Stuff
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By iVormi
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

What I got:
WRX Sedan
- Sport Package
- Sound Package

The suboofer is plenty for myself, but
for serious noise, look aftermarket.
The spoier is beautiful, but the short
throw shifter is of questionable value
on this car.

My first turbo car, the lag is
definately noticeable, but doesn't get
in the way if you keep the revs up. Its
a hoot to blast through the turns, and
has been a joy in rain, snow, and ice
thanks to the AWD. Nothing better than
dusting every other car off the line on
wet pavement.

Overall I really love this car. Its a
blast and I'd reccomend a test drive to
anyone.


Best Features

- 227 Horsepower - All-Wheel Drive - Great cornering - Pretty good upgraded stereo


Worst Features

- Beefier exterior paneling - Could use a fold-down back seat for more cargo room in the sedan. - Debateable asthetics


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very fun to drive
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By aquatics
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Truly a fun car to drive. This car
really performs. It's a great blend
of performance and practicality.


Worst Features

The wrx could really use a sun-roof.


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WRX Automatic Sport Wagon Rocks
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By Len Dorfman
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

I'm in my 50s and wanted a fun car to
drive in all kinds of traffic
conditions. The WRX is a huge
improvement in speed and handling from
my departed Infiniti G20t and our
existing Legacy GT. This car is the
bargain of the century....

...and a hoot to drive.


Best Features

Turbo 227 HP Engine Handling Premium Sound System


Worst Features

Increase Car Milage per gallon


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