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By almost
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sedan w/Spoiler (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

what a fun handling car, one of the
best ever, just a same they dont back
it up with a better box/interior and
exterior looks. thought they would
grow on me but they never did, even
the new model falls short in the looks
department tho' a little better.


Best Features

handling simply superb, and killer awd system


Worst Features

launching this car quickly is a nightmare with the notchy shifter i have ever used, especially from 1st to 2nd. through in a huge amount of turbo lag, it means you have to do the boy racer/kill my clutch revs of 3500 to get anywhere near the 6sec claimed??


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This wagon rocks!
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By frs1276
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2003 Subaru Impreza 2.5 TS AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

This car handles and accelerates
wonderfully considering it's not a
light car for its size. The engine
has a unique sound and a lot of
torque. The chassis is downright
unflappable, and again, the handling
is simply amazing. I do notice,
however, that the steering is more
vague on the center than I thought,
and the path control is not very
accurate; nonetheless, the weighting
and feel are very good. Build quality
and material is also very good. Front
room is good, but back room is a no-no
for anyone over 5'6". The back seat
is a bit too upright, though
supportive. The trunk is bigger than
I thought. Overall, a very good buy!!


Best Features

All-wheel-drive, fold-flat back seat, standard CD-player, gated shifter, frameless doors, and loads of trunk space, bug eyes


Worst Features

More power for the stereo system, lack of center armrest for driver and passenger, smaller and less plasticky steering wheel, more rear passenger room, standard fog lights


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wrx problems
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By mercmeteor
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

first off, i love my wrx, dont get me
wrong i wouldnt trade it for anything!
(but an sti!) however every rose has
its thorn, and the wrx is no exception.
my main problems, and the problems of
others seem to revolve around the gear
box. first gear is very weak. mine
broke and my dealer didnt want to cover
it, they eventualy did though. i just
cant believe a gearset would brake
before the clutch would give up! that
just seems weak to me. other than that
this is by far the most fun you can
have in a car(in the front seat) i love
it!!!


Best Features

all wheel drive color (blue) oh, and that turbo doesn't hurt either!


Worst Features

please give us the tranny from the STI! front,instead of top mount intercooler


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Dr. Impreza and Mr. WRX
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By slimasian
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

This vehicle is just flat out
fantastic. With superb handling,
terrific acceleration, and, of course,
AWD for under $26,000, this car is
indeed quite a steal. I can't express
just how much fun this car is to
drive...take one for a test drive and
see for yourself. Mine goes through a
lot, being that I drive to work
everyday (about 50 miles a day) plus
trips to Vermont in harsh snowy
weather...this car is a real king in
any condition. It has multiple
personality disorder...on one side is
a docile sedan. On the other is a
fierce street legal rallycar. Gotta
love it.


Best Features

Handling, speed, AWD, functionality, can be civil if one wants, can be as aggressive as one deems fit, terrific front bucket seats


Worst Features

The 5 speed manual is a little clunky (a 6 speed would've been great), unimpressive stock stereo system, power restricting catalytic converters.


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When Lease Over, Will Get Another
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By Crosbie
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

In March 2001, I leased one of the first


WRX in the U.S. and am very pleased


after two years of driving it. It can


outrun, out accelerate, and outcorner


anything but the Porsche 911s or BMW M


series on dry roads and outdo anything


on rainy or snowy roads. Yet police


never notice it (particularly my low-key


black WRX wagon). I've got another year


left on the lease, but am already


planning to lease a newer WRX.



Best Features

Impossible to spin or skid. And 0-60 in 5.5 seconds.


Worst Features

I'm glad that the newer WRXs remove the bug-eyed headlights. Besides that, what's not to like?


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