2002 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: Too much buck, not enough bang

2002 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

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WRX Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Too much buck, not enough bang
By gurumichaelOG on


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


Owned mine for a year and it was a
piece of crap. It had problems with
everything from the suspension (5
times), ECU, exhaust, windows, interior
falling apart, fan rattling. Got to a
point where I was dealing with the
regional representative on every visit.
No mods, just a junk build. Major turbo
lag and significant lack of low end
power. Terrible experience. Some
owners get mad when reading this, but I
too drooled over the release of the
WRX. If the quality isn't there, it
just doesn't
cut it. Run away from this purchase
and shop for something else. Lost
tremendous amount on it after only a

Best Features

Burst of power when turbo spooled, I like the front styling.

Worst Features

Build quality -- learn what it is and try to apply some of it. If you put 300 horsepower into a steaming pile of dung, all you have is really fast crap.
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