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2004 Subaru Impreza Wagon

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You must have this car
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By JoshuaWRXOwner
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2004 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I've only had this car for 8 months,
but I can already say that I made a
good decision buying the car.
Definately a good choice to go with
the wagon. All the power, with all the
versitility and space. I race my
mountain bike all over Wisconsin, and
have never had a problem with not
having enough space. I would suggest
the short-throw shifter and arm-rest
extension as extras that are well
worth the money.

Only gripes with the car is the gas
milage and the fact that it runs on
premium... but don't get the wrong
idea, you don't buy this car for the
gas milage.


Best Features

I am a fan of the 227 horse engine. If you've got the money to do it, go with a bigger turbo, as the stock turbo is quite laggy. The wagon's fold down seats and hidden storage area under the floor mat are nice for someone who camps or hauls a lot of equipment.


Worst Features

So far the only problem I've had has to do with my bike rack not fitting properly on the car. This is a problem only because it is an aftermarket rack, and not the factory Subaru rack. I find that the apholstry in the car is difficult to clean too.


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


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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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Hottest little station wagon in town.
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By Yogi29035
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2004 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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An excellent and versatile car in all
respects. Traded my 2000 Subaru Outback
Sport Wagon for the 04 WRX wagon- they
look a bit alike, but beyond that there
is nothing similar about them
whatsoever. The WRX is superior from
the engine back, every knob, button and
switch and everything they operate
feels, sounds and works better.


Best Features

Acceleration beyond 2500 rpm has to top the list along with great interior, quality build and driving enjoyment. Added a moonroof: it's more airy and makes the car feel much bigger- highly recommend it.


Worst Features

Acceleration below 2500, gears are sticky going into 1st and reverse, stereo so-so even with upgraded speakers. Finally, what's the deal with no All-Weather package on the wagon?! Subaru is about foul weather driving, so not having this as an option is totally illogical.


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Fun and practical
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By Adrian Smith
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2004 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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After drooling over the WRX I finally
bought one and couldn't be happier. An
absolute blast to drive but with plenty
of interior room so it still remains
practical. Before the WRX, I've always
driven pickups and was worried that I
wouldn't have enough space for my
camping equipment, but with the rear
seats folded forward there was more than
enough room. Really dig the way it
doesn't look like sports car, but
performs like one.


Best Features

Handling, power, useable space, and the stealth look (nobody expects a goofy wagon to be this fast).


Worst Features

Better stereo speakers, the stock ones are terrible. Stock tires (Potenza RE92) are absolute junk, they can't keep up with the rest of the drivetrain. Both of these problems are easily cured with aftermarket parts.


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