2002 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: Never Buying Subaru AGAIN

2002 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

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Never Buying Subaru AGAIN
By Brian on


2002 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


For the first three years car was great. Then at 60,000 miles the head gasket went. For the next 9 months in and out the shop for over heating problems. Then Subaru gave me a new engine block. Now at 90,000 miles transmission problems; needs 1st 2nd third and reverse gears replaced. $2300. In a manual. I never driven it hard -- I wanted it to last, but as you can see it's a piece of junk. I bought the car brand for their reputation. Once I get the car back I am selling it and buying a Toyota, Nissan or Mazda.

Best Features

I really liked the AWD. It was a fun car to drive. Got good gas mileage except during winter.

Worst Features

Build a better car.
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