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for the money, can't beat it
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By Tony Parks
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sedan w/Spoiler (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I love the car. It gives me a perfect
blend of the performance I love and the
ability to go off road if needed. I
recently took it to West Virginia,
where I go white water rafting/rock
climbing yearly, and let me tell you,
up in those hills my car and I had a
great time! I also took in on some
pretty rough roads and off road a
little bit and I was surprised. How can
something that handles so well on the
road do so well off of it. I just wish
that it came with a more performance
based tire. The bridgestones are
horrible! I can't wait for a set of
pirellis.....


Best Features

I had a lowered gti vr6 before this that I loved but I had to creep over speedbumps. Plus in Oh, we get our fare share of snow.I'm actually looking forward to driving this winter! I just love the all around performance with that ability to handle "real world" driving conditions.


Worst Features

BETTER OEM TIRES! I would also like to see a bigger rim with a lower profile as well. The material used for the seating is horrible. It is a hair magnet! It's like they looked for the hardest possible material to clean and then put it in. Also, I would have liked a leather option


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subiewagon
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By brent from ontario
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2003 Subaru Impreza 2.5 TS AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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car handles all the corners and
twisties you want to give it for a
vehicle in this price range. A little
quick to shift from 1st to 2nd. ride is
good on highway; not quite as good on
our rough city roads in Toronto. I
bought winter tires which make this car
very impressive when it gets snowy or
icy. Very fun to drive and surprises a
few people from the lights.


Best Features

Great all wheel drive; smooth auto. transmission; good side and lateral front seat support; I like the gated shifter


Worst Features

Stereo is a bit wimpy; cup holder on dash is poor; steering wheel thickness is a bit large for my hands. Subaru dealer service prices could be less


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Mixed Thoughts
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By tgreene
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

I like the car alot but I guess I
expected more refinement. The
transmission at time sounds clunky but
the handling and surge of power when
the turbo kicks in makes me forget the
shortcomings I find. Overall I would
probably do it again but from a 4
cylinder, 23 miles a gallon is the
best you are going to get


Best Features

turbo and all wheel drive


Worst Features

refine the transmission and improve gas mileage


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TS=Terrific Sportwagon!
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By Beacom
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2003 Subaru Impreza 2.5 TS AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Cant rate the reliability yet but every
other aspect; handling, function,
acceleration, looks, quality are superb.
In choosing the TS, I researched the
Protege wagon, focus wagon, vibe,
element & matrix. This is in the
uppermid price range, but is clearly on
top in features & function. The gas
mileage is good considering the power
and towing capacity. I liked the protege
wagon until I drove the TS. They are
not even in the same club. I like the
Element but there was not enough driver
leg room. The leg/head room in the TS
is great. Normally my hair brushes the
ceiling in smaller cars, but I have 2
inches above my head in the TS.
Overall, a very nice car.


Best Features

Fantastic all wheel drive. Very sporty feel SUPER FUN TO DRIVE! Real power when you need it. 2000lb towing capacity. Good gas mileage for sporty/utility vehicle. Very affordable. And did I mention how great that boxer engine sounds?


Worst Features

A little firmer suspension like what is in the RS sedan. Real cup holders in normal places. Make the darn floor mats standard.


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the best bang for your buck
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By tekfoc
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

you cant beat this do it all vehicle,in
all weather conditions.the best part
about this car is the power.


Best Features

all wheel drive and turbo power


Worst Features

more power!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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