True stand-out car
By rayman on
Vehicle2003 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
ReviewThe WRXs 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 its
workable. Turbo lag is present but
after 3K RPM you feel a smooth but
quick rush of power. Compared to a V6
though, youll 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. Its an absolute blast
to feel the car respond instantaneously
to your every input.
Best Features3rd 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 FeaturesShorter 1st gear with 6 gears total. More unique profile- less neon, shadow, lancer like and more 325, TT like.
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