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51,000 Miles and still smiling...
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By Subaru Drew
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2002 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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My biggest complaint about my 2 and a half year old WRX is that the front windows squeak when powering the windows down. It is annoying, but in two and a half years and 51,000 miles, that is my biggest complaint. I guess you could say that this car rocks! When I test drove this car I was replacing a '95 BMW 530i. That was a great car and its tread was tough to fill, especially with a car at a fraction of the cost. My expectations were not all that high, but my brother-in-law had just bought an WRX and convinced me to try it. That was all it took. This ride has grin factor! It does lack some refinements found in other cars, but it makes up for it in the drivers seat. Try it, you'll like it.


Best Features

Go power and handling. The drivers seat is designed well and sitting in it makes it clear that this car is meant to drive. The other great thing is the AWD. This is a car that goes like a bat when other cars are waiting out the storm.


Worst Features

Options! Cold weather package. Sunroof.


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Good Car
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By Harry
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2002 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Great little car , runs very strong, funto drive. On the downside, paint is thin, chips easily. Stock brakes and clutchare only fair. AWD good in northeast. Great for the money !


Best Features

Performance , handling AWD


Worst Features

Thicker Paint


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Superior Product
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By vlord
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2002 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Through the years I've put more and more power on this drivetrain. Now at a "Stage 4" by TurboXS standards, I'm putting down 270+ HP at the wheels and the car is awesome. Running at 83,000 miles on the ORIGINAL clutch with no slipping. All I've had to do is routine maintenance at this little car keeps going. I don't think I could ever fathom getting rid of my Scooby as I see it as a to be historic classic. If you don't have one, look no further than the Subaru WRX. You will not be disappointed.


Best Features

Monstrous power. Fantastic braking. Spot on comfort features. Good winter and offroad capability. Easy to maintain (except for those dang spark plugs).


Worst Features

Getting into gear was difficult after swapping gear oil to Mobil 1 synthetic. Adding an additive helped significantly.


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Primo Sleeper
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By DelmarRex
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2002 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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After 2-1/2 years, this car is still a blast to drive. Beats all other stock, street cars! I've been driving Subarus since 1980 for their 4/all wheel drive, reliability, good gas mileage, and all-around handling, and now I can have zip, too! I get 26 mpg highway and 20 to 21 mpg around town. Pretty good considering I drive the car hard. Keep the rpms above 3200 and nothing will catch you. No repairs, just normal maintenance. What a great car for relatively very little money.


Best Features

Turbo, exterior curves and blue color.


Worst Features

Better stock tires and exterior paint.


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By Jim K.
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2002 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I bought this car new over 2 years ago,
for an OK price. So far I have had no
mechanical issues, no failures or
anything abnormal. The car is great.
It has some small quirks, at idle the
heater doesn't work really well, the
A/C compressor kicking in is a little
harsh in traffic. The clutch will
shudder when cold and most dealers will
fix this under warranty. Fuel economy
is less than stellar, there are some
rattles that can be fixed, the window
may squeak when rolling it down/up and
the floor mats refuse to stay in
place. The car is a blast to drive,
great in all weather conditions and (if
you can ignore the small problems) is
an excellent car for its


Best Features

The power, the versatility (toss a roof rack on it and it'll haul a mattress/bikes, etc) and can fit a good bit in the trunk, the fun factor of driving it and the amount of features available for the price.


Worst Features

Higher line stereo (available subwoofer doesn't do anything), better (bigger) cup holders, better clips to hold the floor mats in place, fix the window squeak issue.


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