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Why buy anything else really?
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By chipsahui2
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Just bought an silver wagon and cannot
be happier. Before I took the plunge,
I was skeptical about the gas mileage
as many people complained and gas
prices are not pretty these days (My
commute is 70+ miles a day).

1800 miles and 3 weeks after delivery
date. I don't know why anybody
complained about the gas. This thing
is amazing with gas. I am very close
to meeting the EPA estimates. My first
full tank got 24mpg (already content).
My last was high 26s (360 on 13.4
gallons). For you lead footers, shift
before 3. I still think its enough
power to move around.

Overall, this is one amazing car. I
can't wait until the snow comes. Oh
yeah, it's fast too.


Best Features

Turbo, AWD, Paid a smidgen over $22k with a few accessories. What a deal. Gotta go with the wagon, it's cheaper than the sedan and increased utility.


Worst Features

Where's the all-weather package? Heated mirrors? Heated seats? Not available for the wagon, what gives? 16" wheels are too tame but Tirerack will help me out after I wear out the less than spectacular RE92.


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Real Car for the Real World
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By drovemall
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2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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We purchased our 2004 Subaru Impreza
Outback Sport Wagon after comparing
many other cars using the following
criteria in order:Price,
safety,reliability,asthetics,handling
and practicality.We found this car to
beat all contenders easily and it
handles superbly. Firm enough to take a
hard turn with confidence and soft
enough to soak up the small stuff. The
non-turbo has 168 hp and is plenty for
the weight of the car and not enough to
get me into turbotrouble+low insurance!
It gets great mileage for an AWD and
runs smooth as silk. Built 100% in
Japan. Runs like its on tracks and
gives me TOTAL confidence after having
to make 2 life saving evasive manuvers.


Best Features

All Wheel Drive.Performance-Great Suspension and powerful engine that gives predictable linear acceleration and great low end torque as opposed to turbo's that tend to be at a loss on the bottom end. Great mileage, Attractive, safe and roomy.


Worst Features

Lumbar support for the drivers seat. Sunroof option. Full size spare please! Mats that don't crumple into the floorboard and pedals. Leather option.


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Its a performance bargain...
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By Magicjnkie
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

What's not to love about an all-wheel
drive 227 hp turbocharged wagon? With
its boxer flat 4 engine mounted down
low...you can actually feel where the
center of gravity is...down low where,
combined with the AWD system, promotes
the amazing grip that this car
displays. No matter what the road
conditions, the driver stays in
control. Yeah, this wagon hauls...


Best Features

Factory short-throw shifter - a MUST for 5-speed models!


Worst Features

Smoothing out the turbo lag issue. Ohh yeah...just keep the revs over 3K!


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Great car!
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By zimm
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Silver-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

The STI is simply awesome. Very fast,
handles great, has incredible brakes,
and has the functionality of a 4 door
grocery getter.


Best Features

Power, brakes, suspension.


Worst Features

Option of not having the wing. Stiffer anti-roll bars.


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Pure Sports
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By joe11111
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Silver-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Great car if you are looking for a
pure sports car with four doors. I
have had no problems since new and is
the best car I have owned or driven.
I would not trade this car for any
other car that I would have to pay for.


Best Features

Great handling and power.


Worst Features

Recaro seats.


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