2002 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: This 2002 Subaru was a LEMON

2002 Subaru Impreza Wagon - Consumer Review

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This 2002 Subaru was a LEMON
By Golem on


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


Problems from the start. Poor paint
quality (orange peel and easily
scratches), inadequate electrical
system which couldn't keep battery
charged if a few electrical loads were
on, consistently hesitated at 2,000
RPM. Dealership was fantastic but
Subaru head office resisted doing
anything. In the end, received a
refund. Now driving a 2003 model
which drives well but paint is still
poor quality, Windshield wiper blades
freeze, inadequate heating system,
poor design of rear window washer
spray head, steering wheel not aligned
parallel when driving straight.

Best Features

The all wheel drive seems to enable the car to hold the road better than front wheel drive. I like the wagon aspect.

Worst Features

Better: windshield wipers; heating system (especially for rear of sportwagon); tires; paint and painting. Every aspect of Subaru's customer service in Canada is very poor before and after purchase and needs serious improvement.
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