2002 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: Nice, functional little car

2002 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

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Outback Sport Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Nice, functional little car
By xraymike11 on


2002 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


My wife and I bought this car new, and we've been satisfied with the purchase. We perform routine maintenance, and the car has been quite reliable. After two spinout accidents on black ice, the car still feels extremely solid. I would recommend upgrading to winter tires. The manual transmissions takes some getting used to, but is a pleasure to drive once you master it. The engine isn't necessarily quick, but is adequate for normal driving. Inside, the front seats are comfortable and have great lateral support. Controls are logical and easy to reach. Back seats have enough room to fit adults. We average 26 mpg in normal driving. Maintains great resale value.

Best Features

Functional capabilities of the hatch and built-in roof rack (works quite well with a Thule bike rack), AWD, reliability.

Worst Features

A/C seems to get overwhelmed some days, requiring you to turn it off for a few minutes.
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