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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon

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Nice, safe car
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By xlhguy
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Bought this used when our Saturn gave
out at 30,000 miles and would cost more
to fix then it was worth. Anyway, after
8,000 miles,we like it as much as when
we test drove it. Interior parts are a
little cheap, but this is one solid
car. In fact, Saab is rebadging them.


Best Features

Style and AWD.


Worst Features

Interior could be upgrade a bit.


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the everything car
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By raja
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I researched car extensively before
buying, and was the only thing in it's
class for the money. best deal for the
money out there,I've had many fast cars
and built many more, this will beat
most off the line.


Best Features

acceleration, functional hood scoop, looks of the car, teardrop headlights.AWD is awesome. get the boost guage, expensive but worth it.very good gas mileage, beats a 5.0 mustang and then leaves it at the gas pump


Worst Features

clutch chatter when cold occasionally, increase the low end response with the boost, unless it drops the gas mileage. spruce up the interior with some wrx emblems.


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


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VERY fun to drive. Disappointed that the
wagon doesn't have the same curves /
lines on the body as the sedan. ABS
too sensitive. Downshifting usually
helps... ABS sucks if you're trying to
eat an ice cream cone or something
though - really is too sensitive - esp.
on bumpy roads.
Love the car though.. I guess the one
thing I would change (and I've been
putting it off) is the ABS. Still
haven't found affordable fog light
covers either.


Best Features

dash is nice. shifting is cool. Love the stock rims / wheels - quite sticky.


Worst Features

Make the ABS less sensitive. Better stock sound would be nice too. Radio controls are a bit clunky - not very "ergonomic" - Should have multiple use controls and squeeze more functionality on face. Turbo abit slow too. Would like it ~2800 RPM. Comes in 3200 or so instead.


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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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Fun car to drive
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By Manifesto11
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2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Quality between this car and my
previous Cavalier are night and day.
AWD was a nice selling point. The
car's only getting about 23mpg
overall. After my wife's bad accident,
she came out without a scratch (going
55mph in a snowstorm in the
mountains). Snow tires will be on our
list for next winter. Front and rear
seating feels roomy for a small car,
but the cargo room feels very limited
even with the hatchback).


Best Features

Responsive cornering, sporty, exterior appearance, standard bike rack (works great with Thule bike system), hatchback with folding down rear seats makes the car extremely functional, AWD is what sets this car apart.


Worst Features

Engine feels weak, you must be close to the car for keyless entry to work, horn is rediculously loud when you lock or unlock the car, tires could be a little wider.


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