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Subaru Impreza STi Fan
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By AngusinMD
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Gold-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I was fortunate enough to get one of
the first few in Annapolis. I love the
car, it is everything I thought it
would be in terms of performance. I
wanted a car with a huge 'grin factor'
to justify all of the hours spent at
work. And this car provides the grin
factor in spades. I can't really ask
for anything more from the car in terms
of performance, styling, and fun. It
is a sports car so the creature
comforts must be overlooked.


Best Features

The engine is by far my favorite feature, the sound is wonderful to listen to and the turbo spooling up and down is like a jet engine. The aural satisfaction is 100%. The short throw transmission is a blast to drive, and the wide tires provide tons of grip.


Worst Features

Something could be done to improve the drink holder design and the trunk release does not always work perfectly.


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Rich Power
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By idle0ne
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Gold-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

i was looking at this car thinking it
would be a decent car, i had yet to
test drive it and i liked the
interior. When i test drove the car i
was sold on it, that is by far the
fastest turbo 4cyl engine i have ever
seen. The price bit my wallet a bit
more than i wanted them to, i tried to
get the car for invoice but i couldnt
get anyone to do that, the best i got
was $600 over invoice or around $31k
then taxes etc.. i am getting the car
for a total of $32,900. I cant wait
to open this car up to it's full
capabilities but i want to break it in
properly and get used to the power so
i can control the car and not let the
car control me.


Best Features

Power and the interior looks


Worst Features

i would suggest they improve the car a bit more by adding a navigation system and adding the cruise control and radio controls to the steering wheel for easy access, i know that i dont want to take my hands away from the wheel unless i am shifting.


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By Strider
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Gold-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

What a fun car to drive as a daily
commuter. Power will definitly get you
tickets if you don't practice some self
control. Invest in a radar detector
(V1)...saved me a few times already.
You WILL get people wanting to race you
at stoplights!...don't think most even
have an idea what's under the hood :)
It's just nice to know that you would
win in most cases.


Best Features

Power/Torque, Handling, Brakes, and 4 doors on a car that is so performance oriented.


Worst Features

No Radio (should have a basic radio as a standard feature), no floor mats. minor rattle now and then (seems to be temp. dependent)


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I love this car!!!
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By It's finally mine!
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Gold-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I bought this car because of it's
performance combined with it's
versatility. I work closely with
several different doctors and have had
the opportunity to drive many of their
cars ranging from King Ranch F-350's
and H2's to Z06 Vettes and BMW Z3's.
This STI will easily keep pace with my
friends' Vette, plus I have a back seat
and a trunk and average 25 mpg. This
is the first turbo-powered car I have
owned, but the power deliver seems very
smooth to me. It is very easy to putt
around town in, but even easier to fly
on the interstate with.


Best Features

The boxer engine sound is addicting. Even better is the sound of the turbo spooling up. I like the double overdrive tranny. The lights are like the Sun. I never have to worry about seeing something with no time to stop. The high beams will reflect light over 6/10 of a mile away!


Worst Features

Having the I/C water spray button on the left dash is a reach. First gear tends to rev up way too fast. The ride will rattle your fillings out on the crappy Oklahoma roads. I wish we could have gotten last year's "bug-eyed" model of the STI. It was a little less noticable.


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SuperCar Performance...
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By EmergenZ
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Gold-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Subaru got everything right on the
STi! Look at the performance features:
300HP/300ft-lbs TQ, Short-throw 6-Spd,
dual LSD's, DCCD System, Brembo's,
BBS's...the list goes on. The
STi's "fun-factor" is phenomenal. It
is difficult to find a true flaw with
this car. I've had the opportunity to
now drive mine in snow, in which it did
not disappoint (clad in all season
tires).


Best Features

- Bang-for-the-buck factor - Dash Layout (centered tach, built-in shift warning system) - HID's - Ability to plant a smile on a driver's face


Worst Features

The only item that I would ask for would be for the large rear wing to be an option (I would have opted for a notch-back trunk).


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