I have had two Subaru Outbacks. Have
had the rear ball bearing go out
several times after the warranty was
I like the car other than that. Has
anyone else had this same problem???
I wonder if the makers are aware?
This is the 2nd Impreza Outback
Sport Wagon we have owned,the 1st one
was a 2002 that had 32000m when
traded. The only problem on this car
was a recalled clutch assembly and a
new flywheel. This was handled without
any delay. Our car was repaired and
returned in the same day. The 2004 is
very tight and handles any condition
surface with ease. Subaru's engine
location and the excellent gearing make
for quick acceleration and a smooth
ride. The only complaint I have is the
shifter that comes stock is too loose
and can be a nuisance when trying to
down shift. The good news is there is
an optional short shifter.
The interior is comfortable and the car
comes with most of your best options,
standard. Great Car!!
manuel shifter is too loose and travels
too far while driving.use optional one
as standard. Closer ratio steering
would be nice. Cup holders are a bit
I have been very pleased with my
purchase of a 2002 wrx sport wagon.
The car drives great! It is a big
bang for the buck in my opinion. To
really enjoy the car, get it over
3000rpm and enjoy the world of turbo
charging. Overall a great car for the
My favorite features on the WRX - all-
wheel drive, fog lamps, 6 CD - changer.
I have a 2002 model WRX sport wagon
and it didn't have the option for a
sunroof :( . Starting in 2004, there
is a sunroof option. My only other
suggested improvement would be better
paint...after 30k miles the paint is
starting to show some wear.
It came to me as a surprise. Without
any plan about it , one night I became
owner of a SW WRX .
Yes, I bought it without knowing
nothing about the car.
Only regret I have : I should have
bought one of these before.
Great fun is the name of the game.
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
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.
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.