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2003 Subaru Impreza Wagon

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Passes everything except a gas station
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By Mike Miller
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2003 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Overall a a very nice car. Open road
driving is great, but the turbo lag is
annoying. The power is poor until you
hit 3,000 RPM, then it takes off like a
rocket. Also, the gas mileage is
nowhere near the 20/27 listed on the
sticker. More like 20/23. Also, the
transmission is not that smooth at
times. Overall, though I like the car a
lot and often take the long way home as
long as that way involves lots of hills
and curves!


Best Features

Open road driving is excellent and makes up for the lack of excitement in- town. The in-dash 6 CD changer is also very nice to have. The standard radio needs a little more power, though.


Worst Features

Gas mileage stinks and the race- inspired seats are a little too narrow for my 200 pound butt. Do something about the turbo lag!


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The most fun I've ever had driving!
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By waveoff
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2003 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

This car is the most fun of any car
that I've owned. Every car I have ever
owned has utilized forced induction but
this one is by far the most
entertaining. I went with the wagon
because my wife was having our first
kid and I wanted the utility. I must
say though, the trunk isn't THAT big.
I can fit more stuff into my '97 Honda
Civic. Also, rear leg room is meager
and is only recommended for short
trips. If you're really looking for a
long trip family car go with an SUV or
Minivan.


Best Features

I've done some engine modifications and other maintenance items. This car is really easy to work on. Most nuts and bolts are easy to get to. It's really quiet when cruising around with the windows shut.


Worst Features

If I had to improve anything I would make the trunk floor deeper and move the rear bench seat back 3".


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Little Cash, Lot's of Car
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By RomanoM
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2003 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

The most practical, fun and fast car
you can buy for under $25,000! A true
all-season, all-condition fast and fun
car. With performance tires it can
handle with the best and with snow
tires winters are a breeze. Not
perfect, but you get more than you
should for the money.


Best Features

Turbo engine, great steering and nice steering. FUN!!!!


Worst Features

Interior material quality and better brakes.


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Subaru can't fix it?
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By boangenese
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2003 Subaru Impreza Wagon Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I want to believe the car is well built
and reliable, but sometimes it doesn't
start, it just turns over and shakes
the entire vehicle - then it starts.
Subaru can't duplicate it, can't fix
it, so I don't know what to think about
them now. I've got 13,000 miles on it
already.


Best Features

all wheel drive


Worst Features

wind noise, too much - the driver's arm rest which contains electric window switches is very uncomfortable against the leg. The console on the right of the driver is also uncomfortable against the leg - I had to bring two pillows, one for each leg on my 1200 mile trip.


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I love my TS
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By DJ88
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2003 Subaru Impreza Wagon 2.5 TS AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

fun to drive, great acceleration,
awesome grip and break response (drove
it on snow)

classic Subaru feel and sound


I will buy a WRX Subaru Wagon in a few
years when my baby girl inherits this
one


Best Features

Looks, engine feel, sporty and sturdy feel, grip, handling, all the extras for the price (CD, ABS, Automatic locks etc,) All 100% Japanese made. 20 year Subaru tradition


Worst Features

gas mileage could be better remote truck release missing back seat space sucks if you are tall


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