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My car Spike
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By Albert Long
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I bought my WRX in April of 2001 which
was the first year they were produced.
When I first saw it, I thought that from
the front it looked like a bulldog and
since every bulldog I have ever known
was named spike I named my WRX "Spike"
and it immeditatly became a member of
the family. After three years and 35000
miles it has never let me down. In that
time it has developed only one minor
problem: a slight gasoline leak that was
quickly taken care of. I know that when
it comes time to trade Spike, that it's
going to be like having to put down your
pet.


Best Features

The turbo. Even though I don't make a habit of hotroding it, it's comfortable knowing that if I wanted to, I could and to see the look on their face when a gray-headed 67 year old man blows their doors off.


Worst Features

I can't see where they could improve the car. The only suggestion I could come up with is that although the service is very accommodating, It's just so darn expensive.


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By steel143
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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What i like best is the performance


Best Features

The horse power


Worst Features

There is no improvements needed


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After 30,000 Miles...
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By keithlb1
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I still love driving this car, and I
can't wait to drive it to work. I did
install aftermarket speakers and
XM radio. The car still needs a nice
tint of the windows, and I bought some
nice Michelins to replace the stock
Potenzas. Reliability is fine. I
have only had to replace a set of
brake shoes. Car handles very well,
but does need a little tweaking in
extreme cornering. But what car that
costs under 25000 dollars corners like
a Subie WRX? Not many! All is well
with the sport wagon WRX I even like
the first design better than the new
design, seems to have more personality
than the refinesd version out now.


Best Features

AWD, turbo charged bliss, nice Momo steering wheel, nice sporty seats, scoop on top like a retro funny car, I know many people rather have the air forced in from the bottom like the EVO, but I like the functional scoop at the top, personality of the car shines through.


Worst Features

Low end acceleration before 3000 rpms Less understeer on hard corners, higher quality fog lights and headlamps.


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I love my WRX.
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By mjzaun
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This car is a fun car to drive. It is
fast and has great handling. The gas
mileage is poor, but I can deal with
it. With the wagon, you not only get
speed, but you also get a ton of
storage space. I love this car so
much, but be warned. My husband
recently found out that there is a
glitch in the transmission in the 2002
models that makes it go bad around 50K
miles. I think the info is in Consumer
Reports. Sorry for the bad news, but
otherwise, for now my car is great.


Best Features

Lots of space and speed to boot. I do love my car.


Worst Features

Make the added options a little cheaper. Maybe make a lighter interior color. The best thing would be to give owners of the 2002 WRX models a discount when we need to get our transmissions replaced.


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The Danks!
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By Fedgar420
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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The car is a joy to drive. The handling
is incomparable to anything else in
it's class, or even on the road
(especially for the dollar). When
driving it hard, though, the gas
mileage isn't much to jump up-and-down
about. Other than that, it's a great
car for the MONEY!


Best Features

AWD, Turbo, 4 cyl.


Worst Features

Needs big improvement on Stereo System (sound volume and quality), more power, maybe a 6-speed


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