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Great alternative to SUV
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By mgraze
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2003 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I just bought a new 2002 Outback Sport
but the 2003 and 2002 are identical. I
really love this car so far. I only
have 600 miles on it but enjoy the ride
quality, handling, interior layout and
the power of the extremely smooth flat
4 engine. I was actually shopping it
against the Honda CR-V LX. While the
Honda is a fantastic vehicle (much
better and less expensive than the
Forester) I got such a great deal on
last years model OBS that I couldn't
pass it up. The only things I gave up
were rear disk brakes and some interior
room.


Best Features

Handling, smooth engine, AWD, funky and different syling and 2-tone paint.


Worst Features

More steering effort, easier kick-down to lower gear when accelerating (automatic)


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Very fast
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By vifly
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

The WRX is amazing. I considered the
Altima and Jetta, but neither is as
fast, fun, or safe (awd) to drive as my
WRX. Also, the attention you get is
pretty cool. WRX drivers always wave,
as do other drivers. . . .its kind of
like Bugmania except the car isn't
feminine.


Best Features

The power and awd. It goes, and it goes fast. AWD allowed me to drive through snow and mountains without much trouble, even with the summer tires. 6- disc in dash system is also very useful. Cars much more expensive than this don't have this feature.


Worst Features

The gearbox feels a bit vague. Especially first and reverse, they don't engage very easily. No serious problems yet, but gears sometime grind when trying to shift to first or reverse. Also, while I'm come to like the exterior styling, your friends may be slow to warm up to it.


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Sonic Yellow screamer!!!
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By R. Murphy
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sedan w/Spoiler (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

The best small sedan for 25,000 dollars bar
none. I have test driven everything from the
Ford Focus SVT to a 325i, the list would'nt fit
here, and the WRX is a no brainer!!!


Best Features

Acceleration!!! AWD. Ride/handling combination(think 3 series!). Quiet comfort


Worst Features

Needs fold down rear seat. You can't go wrong with more power!! (the STI is coming!!!)


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Great Car To BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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By sillie008
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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If any of you out there like SPEED,
PERFORMANCE and MODIFICATIONS! Should
go ahead get this car, even with
standard manufacture's specs it will
make you go WOW.......^_^
Also, there are so many aftermarket mod
parts out there that will really amaze
you if you want to put in a little
more .........


Best Features

Everthing!!!


Worst Features

None!!!


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The AWD Fury under $26,000
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By stalefish19
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sedan w/Spoiler (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

This car is amazing! AWD and 227 hp.
stock! I wasted a 5.0 mustang
yesterday, and my car is still stock.
So many performance mods for the car
too, if you're a racing enthusiast.
I'm an avid snowboarder, and the car
handles and accelerates superbly up the
mountains, even in the snow. My
Eclipse doesn't compare!


Best Features

AWD and 227 ponies. 6-disc in dash CD is convenient. Optional short-throw shifter and boost guage are a must!


Worst Features

Tires are terrible! Hope you like the bug-eyes, if not, opt for the '04. Also, the rear seats don't fold down, only the center armrest. Nothing a roof rack couldn't solve however.


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