2003 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: True stand-out car

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


The WRX’s build and design are a great
match for its price. The WRX steps up
a few generous notches in performance
and price from earlier models but is
money well spent. I felt it should have
had a shorter 1st gear with a
transmission spanning 6 gears but it’s
workable. Turbo lag is present but
after 3K RPM you feel a smooth but
quick rush of power. Compared to a V6
though, you’ll find the sub-3K RPM a
little sleepy. But the 2-liter engine
wakes up to very powerful acceleration.
The car grabs the road with a pointed
determination when the wheel is even
slightly turned. It’s an absolute blast
to feel the car respond instantaneously
to your every input.

Best Features

3rd gear at 4K RPM. Knock-out handling that begs to be pushed. Auto-tinting rearview mirror with cars from last greenlight in it. Super fun.

Worst Features

Shorter 1st gear with 6 gears total. More unique profile- less neon, shadow, lancer like and more 325, TT like.
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