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2002 australian yellow wrx
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By caryl
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2003 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan w/Spoiler (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

I own a yellow wrx. My older son
researched and bought a new dark
blue/black wrx 2002. I went to co-sign
his loan and spotted a yellow one in
the front of the lot. Needless to say
i bought one for me within a two
week period.I bought it used at 12,000
miles. I also bought the extended
warranty I replaced the turbo @at
17,000 miles. The previous owner must
have enjoyed driving it. I also was
the first in my area to have a fuel
leak which puzzled the service people
at first. Since then three others have
been in with it. I received excellent
service from the Colonial Service.


Best Features

COLOR,driving handling and ability, TURBO, seats, though wish it was electric and heated, MY SUN ROOF THAT I ADDED WAS THE BEST. The quickness of the car on acceleration on the highway. My son has added so many features after market to his and has offers almost everyday.


Worst Features

sun roof should be standard, heated seats, and at least the driver seat electric.


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Best bang for the buck
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By alex1234
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2003 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan w/Spoiler (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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my wife wanted for me to get the 350Z,
but I can think of many other ways to
spend $8-12k to get the same
performance. Granted the bug eye looks
aren't that great and the new EVO is
supposed to be overall a great
performer, but this Subaru has great
reliability and status. It's amazing
fun to drive (2 speeding tickets in the
first 6 months).

Worth every penny!


Best Features

comfort, build quality, AWD, great engine, safety, reliability


Worst Features

so what if you need to push it to 3500RPM? Are you going to race it to work? But when you need the power, rev it, and off you go. Cup holder in the wrong place (please! if that's the best complaint you have then you don't deserve this car). However, the AC is lack-luster.


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Rally Car DuJour!
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By BR549
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2003 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan w/Spoiler (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

I traded my 2000 Honda Civic EX in for
this car and have NEVER regret it! I
spent a year in England and remembered
watching Rally races on TV. This car
is without a doubt the best I've owned
so far. It's got sexy styling and
after installing the short throw
shifter, the changing of gears is a
dream. My wife who does not care for
manual transmissions even longs to
drive my car! If you have one and have
not tried it on a dirt road, DO SO!
Other than that, it is a Mustand and
Camaro killer. And I do not care
what any EVO fan has to say, the rally
races are still won by the Subie 90%
of the time!


Best Features

Styling, a killer intercooler hood scoop, turbo power, gear shifting (w/the short-throw shifter), the ability to haul people around, nice size trunk, cornering ability (even in the torrential rainstorms of Florida), decent gas mileage for a sport sedan.


Worst Features

Move the cup holder off the dash, integrate the radio antenna into the rear window like Honda does, larger tires.


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If loving my new WRX is wrong....
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By Mack1952m
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2003 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan w/Spoiler (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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... I don't wanna be right!
This is a wonderful car! It's fast,
quick, handles well, carries kids &
cargo, loves the freeway & the
winding backroad, & it looks good
sitting still, too! It combines many
of the assets of my 2 previous
cars, a '99 Saturn SL2 & a Mustang
GT. It's the best of both worlds!
It's a very tight, well-built
machine, very comfortable, & did I
mention that it was F-A-S-T ??


Best Features

Acceleration! Handling! Utility! Exclusivity! Sleeper!


Worst Features

The cupholder (the 1 that comes out of the dash is semi-worthless, & the 1 in the console is a bit too small for a 20-ounce bottle of soda). The radio volume control should lose the detents. Sometimes a 4 is too soft & a 5 is too loud. Needs a trunk release on the key fob.


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shot marks
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By dave leatherman
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2003 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan w/Spoiler (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

I bought this car thinking "this is
it!". I admit it is a fun and fast car.
But I've found it had a lot of little
problems. The steering isn't always
there to help you with agressive turns,
shifting can be missed when pushed a
bit more agressively and it is already
showing signs of wear... which makes me
wander how reliable it will be as years
pile up. My friend bought and
Evolution, I recently got a chance to
drive it... and inmediately I realized
my mistake. The Evo is much more
refined in all aspects and has a better
steering feel. I think my WRX is a
great car, but I think the EVO will
always be more refined... even when the
290Hp STi comes out.


Best Features

Impressive acceleration and nice package overall. Rigid body.


Worst Features

Less engine noise: this is typical from Subaru engines, I know, but it makes you wander if those lifters and valves will hold up in time. A better defined shifter: otherwise missing gears when driving agressively is a given. More refinement overall.


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