2004 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: More fun to drive than a Fores

2004 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

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WRX Wagon (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Manual)

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More fun to drive than a Forester.
By grzydj on


2004 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


I traded my Subaru Forester in on a WRX wagon and couldn't be happier. The car is nearly as versatile, and much more pleasant and fun to drive. The 5 speed manual transmission has a notchy engagement feel, which can be alleviated with upgraded bushings, which I plan on doing at point. It took me a while to get used to the peakiness of the turbocharged 2.0 H4. It could be described as on or off, which is kind of nice in stop and go traffic. Keep it below 3k RPM's and you have nice little commuter car, wind it up a bit and you've got a little monster on your hands. Aside from the wonky gearbox, it's a fantastic little wagon.

Best Features

Turbo boost is very addictive. Seats are firm and hold you in place. Nice steering feel. Brakes are firm and offer good modulation.

Worst Features

Better gearbox engagement and shifter feel.
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